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Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo 1 Day Tour

Ollantaytambo - Moray - Maras Salt Mines - Pisac - Cusco
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Activity type:
  • Hiking
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Scenic Vistas
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Trip Length
Full Day
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Best Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo / Urubamba to Cusco

Explore the best of the Sacred Valley from Ollantaytambo or Urubamba –  This is a perfect tour option for those who choose Ollantaytambo as the base to explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and are willing to take most of their trip in the Sacred Valley visiting all the must-see sites in the area such as Pisac, Moray, the Salt Mines, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo on a full-day.

Enjoy a full-day private tour exploring the Sacred Valley highlights from Ollantaytambo, at the end of the tour, you can choose to return back to Ollantaytambo or move to Cusco. This is a perfect option for those staying in Ollantaytambo and Urubamba as well as for those who are heading back to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu!

The Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo is specially crafted so that you do not miss any of the must-see sites of the Sacred Valley, such as Pisac Ruins, the spectacular Inca site of Moray (Circular terraces), the Salt Mines of Maras (salt pans) and Ollantaytambo. Do not see a perfect tour? No problem! Check out our Custom Sacred Valley Tour, and make your tour from scratch.

Why you will love this tour

  • Explore all the must-see sites of the Sacred Valley starting from Ollantaytambo!
  • Enjoy a personal and flexible private guided tour of the Sacred Valley conducted by a friendly and Expert Local Tour Guide
  • This tour is perfect for those who choose Ollantaytambo as the base to explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
  • Explore Ollantaytambo, Moray, the Maras Incan Salt Pools, where locals still farm the salt by hand as the Incas used to do it centuries ago.
  • If you are going on a multi-day trek to Machu Picchu, this is a perfect activity to help you with Acclimatization while exploring the best of the Sacred Valley
  • This is not the standard Bus Tour to the Sacred Valley, unlike the standard tours, we do not waste your time by stopping at commission stores. You get to explore and experience the real Sacred Valley with a friendly local who will show you his/her homeland.
  • We don’t follow the crowds, while we include the must-see highlights in this tour; we make every effort to avoid most of the crowds.
  • All our tours are private and semi-private experiences so you enjoy a personal experience, go at your own pace, and will be able to talk to your guide and ask questions and be involved during the tour.

Trip Details

  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Good For: Those who are interested in History, culture, and Scenic views
  • Pickup location: Hotels in Ollantaytambo or Urubamba
  • Drop off Location: Hotel in Cusco city
  • Pick-up Time: @7:30 – 8 AM (Based on the tour option you choose)
  • Duration: 9 Hours approx.
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Group Size: You decide!
  • Difficulty: EASY – MODERATE, you don’t need to be super-fit. Just mobile. Suitable for Everyone, although there is quite a lot of walking, there will be a couple of uphills (Inca steps). Altitude acclimatization is recommended but not mandatory.
  • Customizable: Yes! Private, custom, and add-ons are all available. You can add this tour to any trek or tour

ITINERARY

Full Day Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo

  • We start this day adventure to the Sacred Valley with the pickup from your Accommodation in Ollantaytambo. Based on the tour option you choose, you will visit the following sites:
  • Visit Ollantaytambo Ruins – One of the grandest Inca sites in the Sacred Valley, boasting Inca terraces, an otherworldly Temple of the Sun, a Water Temple with ceremonial fountains, and so much more.
  • Visit the amazing Inca Terraces of Moray, unique among the Inca sites in the Sacred Valley area, believed to be an elaborate agricultural laboratory; each terrace has a unique micro-climate with which the Incas could determine the optimal growing conditions for different crops.
  • Then visit the famous Salt Mines of Maras, where locals, since pre-Inca times, have obtained Salt by evaporating warm salty water from a local subterranean stream.
  • Around midday, we make a stop for a deserved lunch.
  • We also drive to the Eastern side of the Sacred Valley, visiting Pisac Ruins – one of the biggest archaeological sites in the Valley (it is even bigger than Machupicchu) You will be amazed by the stunning Incan farming terraces and the fort-like ruins of an Inkan village on the top of the Mountain.
  • At the end of the tour, we will continue to Cusco city and we drop you off at your Hotel

Price Options

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Classic Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo

Private Tour from Ollantaytambo

Start at
$ 100 /pp
Sites we include:
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins
  • Pisac Ruins
  • Pisac Market
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Best Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo

BESTSELLER! Private Tour from Ollantaytambo

Start at
$ 110 /pp
Sites we include:
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins
  • Maras Salt Mines
  • Moray circular Terraces
  • Chinchero
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Absolute Sacred Valley from Ollantaytambo

Private Tour from Ollantaytambo

Start at
$ 120 /pp
Sites we include:
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins
  • Maras Salt Mines
  • Moray circular Terraces
  • Pisac Ruins

What to Expect

Impressive views, mild to hot temperatures although kind of windy at some places in the afternoons; mostly sunny days during the months of May, June, July, and August; Stops at scenic spots en route; Friendly English speaking tour guide; Your journey your way!

Why Travel with us

Local Knowledge & Expertise

It's great to travel with professional experts from the same destination you are going, that's how you get first-hand information. With deep in-country knowledge, We know the ins and outs of all the logistics, we will ensure you can make the most of your time away.

Personalized Experiences

Your time is precious - we know that. Your experience is our top priority. No big bus groups, No flags to follow! Traveling with a private guide and driver you’ll do what you want, when you want with the freedom to change your plans on the fly.

Friendly Local Guides

Great sights don’t make an amazing tour. Great guides do! Our guides don’t read from a script, we give them the freedom to make each tour their own, and your experience unique. We love what we do and it shows. From the moment you arrive, you'll feel the buzz and excitement that Cusco Local Friend to offer.

Exclusive Itineraries

It’s not all about the destination, it’s also about the journey. We offer only the best itineraries and tours. As local experts, we know first-hand what tours or experiences are the ones that most travelers enjoy and request. Escape the crowds! Never waste any minute, never miss any highlight!

Trip Reviews

Cusco Local Friend has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence due to the most consistent 5-star reviews in Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu for exceptional levels of service and care.

Kathy C
Kathy C
August 29, 2022.
Most Amazing Guided Tour EVER! I very highly recommend this amazing tour company. We worked closely with Percy and customized a 4 day trip with the incredible Juan Carlos. We had the best time and felt like family since the very beginning of our time. Hats off to our fabulous driver as well. I have already told several friends that THIS is the tour company you want. I have hired many in different countries and this was the best experience. Fell in love with Peru, I'll be back. Thank you Percy, Juan Carlos and Team for making this the best trip ever! Kathy C
Elizabeth M
Elizabeth M
August 4, 2022.
Best tour guides ever! We had Edgar and Abraham as our drivers/guides on a full day tour of the Sacred Valley and they were phenomenal! They were already outside at 7am when we walked out. Both were friendly and held meaningful conversations along the way, in addition to Abraham explaining the historical significance of each site. We loved the unexpected, fun stops we made along the way. They even took us to the train station at the end of the tour and showed us how to get there from the plaza so that we could spend time exploring the area instead of waiting 2 hours at the train station. We highly recommend them!
jason p
jason p
July 24, 2022.
A great service provider Excellent trip arrangements by Hugo to for airport transfer, and visit to Humantay lake and rainbow mountain. He took extra effort to arrange us to get visa in Bolivia consulate in Cusco and bought us SIM card in advanced which is so useful. The tour guide, Smith is also a very nice person and we enjoyed the trip very much even though it was tiring. Thumbs up to Cusco Local Friends !
Dee P
Dee P
July 22, 2022.
Cusco to Ollantaytambo made pain-free Used this service to go from Cusco Airport to Ollantaytambo and then Ollantaytambo to Cusco city. Can't say enough good things about how easy it was to book service with them and I highly recommend using a private taxi vs a bus. I was forced to use a taxi due to the bimodal service via PeruRail having issues with a bus driver strike. This meant that the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo was canceled. Cusco Local Friend emailed me within minutes of requesting taxi service and charged $35 USD which was such a good deal that I used them to return to Cusco even though the bus driver strike was over. Drivers Daniel and Rafael were safe and efficient on the roads. Recommend that you speak a little bit of Spanish but not necessary.
baron s
baron s
July 12, 2022.
7 day Journey through Cusco, sacred valley, macchu Picchu, rainbow mountain We planed a honeymoon 7 day adventure with local Cusco friends and my wife and I had a 5 star experience. First off the communication between Hugo and Percy were amazing in helping plan this once in a lifetime experience. A lot goes into planning a Trip to Peru including admission tickets, transportation, train tickets etc and everything was orchestrated flawlessly. Ferdinand was out tour guide and he went above and beyond in teaching us about the Incan/ preincan/ modern culture. As well as show us many local spots. Alex was our driver and he was extremely professional and was prompt at making our itinerary move smoothly. I can honestly say that by the end of the trip we were sad to leave Alex and Ferdinand as we have all become good friends. I have already referred this company to two couples that are visiting in the next few months. Go ahead and book with this company you won’t regret it.
demi
demi
July 6, 2022.
Yes - They are locals and they are friends! I had a terrific experience with Cusco Local Friend and wouldn’t hesitate to tell any of my friends to use them. I started working with them back in 2019 to plan my dream trip to Machu Picchu. My private tour all arranged with Cusco Local Friend included hiking the short Inca Trail, a day visit at MP with an additional hike up Huayna Picchu, another day around Aguas Calientes, and then the Belmond Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco. My trip was originally scheduled for April 2020, and the world shut down. I worked with Cusco Local Friend to postpone my trip until further notice, and they did not hesitate to make that accommodation on our arrangements. Then, a year later, I finally rescheduled the trip for September of 2021, but the Delta variant was high and Huayna Picchu was still not open, so I decided to postpone indefinitely again. Again, no issues with this from our Cusco Local Friends! I FINALLY was able to get the trip successfully completed at the beginning of June this year. When we arrived in Cusco, Hugo and a driver were there waiting for us. We went into town for coffee and talk about the details of our planned MP experience. Afterwards, the driver took us to our hotel in the Sacred Valley where we were staying to acclimate for 4 days prior to our trek. On the morning of our trek, we were greeted by our guide, Juan Carlos and a guide in training at the time, Smick. We had an incredible day! The trek was hard, but Juan Carlos kept us on pace and even brought some wine for us to have during lunch, which was a fabulous touch. Note: It was raining most of our trek, so a nice glass of red wine warmed up, and prepared us for the final push, along with our coco leaves, of course. The next day when we toured MP and climbed Huayna Picchu, we had both Smick and Juan Carlos along for the ride. They took amazing pictures for us and answered all our questions. The following day, we had not planned anything, but to relax, but Hugo at Cusco Local Friend said that Smick could hang out with us that day and take us to the butterfly place and do a hike to a waterfall that was close to town. Since Smick was in training and needed the experience, they just threw that time in for us! So generous! We had a great day with Smick! When we finished up our day, Smick got us to the train station, and we said our farewells. Back in Cusco, we planned to see Hugo again and give him our feedback on our trip. He came and met us at our hotel and even brought us a little gift. He also arranged for a transport to the airport for us in a couple days, no extra charge. I had an excellent experience with Cusco Local Friend! They are all LOCALS to Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and that is always what is important to me when deciding on what tour company to use. Plus, the communication and number of times we had to change plans, was all smooth and easy. We learned so much on our MP trek, and it will be an adventure that I will never forget. Thank you, Cusco Local Friend!
Aubry A
Aubry A
June 23, 2022.
We Loved Rumi For Helping Our Different Abilities Wonderful experience. My family and I loved Rumi our guide. Unfortunately for Rumi, we got confused about when and where we were supposed to meet Rumi, but he did really well tracking us down in no time even though we were like herding cats. The confusion was our fault not his. On the tour Rumi was wonderful. He had brought a binder full of pictures and references to show us Machu Picchu at different times in history and different references about the area. He was also very sensitive to my family members that had ability differences. He even held my mother-in-laws hands while she walked up and down the more precarious areas of Machu Picchu. Be aware that this isn't an easy hike. My father-in-law had a knee replacement a year prior to our trip and he struggled with the ups and downs and the length of the hike. If you are determined, like he is, you can do it but just be aware its not like an American National Park with rails and flattened walk ways. It was 100% worth it for all of us though. Thank you Rumi and Cusco Local Friend.
Timo W
Timo W
May 15, 2022.
Perfectly organised, great and knowledgeable guide. Unforgettable experience! From start to finish our tour was perfectly organised. During the planning of this trip Percy was our contact person. He replied quickly, proposed ideas and he felt really engaging en determined to create the best experience in and around Cusco for us. During our stay Abraham was our guide and we had a variety of drivers. Abraham was super knowledgeable and found the perfect balance between explaining but not overloading us with knowledge. All of the drivers were super punctual and drove us around very comfortable. We had some challenges as there was a strike in the region that we visited however we never noticed a thing about it. Percy contacted us in advance and was super flexible in changing our itinerary. When the train back from Aquas Calientes was fully booked due to the strike Percy upgraded us to make sure that we didn’t have to change our itinerary. If you are to plan your trip to Cusco make sure to use Cusco Local Friend as they will make sure that you will get an unforgettable journey.
E2WorldTraveler
E2WorldTraveler
May 14, 2022.
Remarkable World Wonder From the pre-booking, to booking, to post-booking, the information given and provided is spot on. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable, gave an in-depth insight into the area and provided "theorized" answers to questions asked. Would rebook hands down without hesitation! September was a great month. Cool weather, slight rain encountered, which made the experience even better as the climate shifting throughout the day could be easily felt.
pandbburleigh
pandbburleigh
May 7, 2022.
Sacred valley tour Our guide Abraham was very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible allowing stops for photos. Edgar our driver had the van so clean and windows clear for taking pictures. He cleaned windows after each stop. We were a small group but had a wonderful experience. Would highly recommend these fine men. We did the Sacred VALLEY. Thank you so much. PAUL AND BARBARA BURLEIGH, CANADA

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