Day Tours

Cusco –

Sacred Valley of the Inkas –

Cusco & Pisaq –

Southern Sacred Valley

Whether you are passing through for a day, acclimating to the altitude or have guests from out-of-town visiting, Day Tours with Sacred Travel Perú are a way to get to know Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Inkas and lesser known parts of the valley. See below to learn about the areas you can visit.

Day Tour Options

Cusco Full Day Tour

Cusco Full Day Tour Overview

You will have your guide available for the full day, so feel free to let him or her know about your interests. A visit to the traditional market of San Pedro, for example, is always worth a trip. Or, if you have any shopping or other needs to attend to, we will be happy to help you find the best places to go.

Choose among the following:

Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay, Cathedral, Qoricancha, San Pedro Market, Chocolate Museum, Coffee Museum.

Sacsayhuaman: This enigmatic and megalithic archeological site demonstrates the pinnacle of ancient engineering. It features massive stones (some reported to weigh as much as 200 tons) that were fit together with expert and mind-boggling precision. The site also affords perhaps the best view of the city of Cusco below.

Q’enko: A short walk from Sacsayhuaman, this small archeological site is known for it it’s amazing cave/tunnel system, which was hewn out of natural rock formations.

Pukapukara: Its name means ”red fortress” in the Quechua language. It was used a guard post or check-point during the Inkan empire.

Tambomachay: This site was a temple dedicated to the element of water, and also may have served as a retreat location for the Inka nobility.

Qoricancha: Located in the heart of Cusco city, this ancient site was the most sacred and revered temple in the Andes during ancient times. Here it is possible to see a fusion between the advanced, ancient Andean construction and the later colonial era works built by the Catholic Church.

Pick-up Location & Start Time

The tour will begin at our Cusco office located at Calle Queshua 810-4, Cusco. Our guide and driver may also pick you up at your hotel in private transport with prior arrangement in either Cusco or the Sacred Valley, wherever is most convenient for you. Transport will be provided between all sites, unless the hiking option is included.

Though we can accomodate a start time of your choosing, we recommend an early start.

Cusco Full Day Tour Price

We offer our Cusco City Tours at a flat rate which includes transportation:

1 to 2 people: $215

3 to 7 people:  $260

Additional Costs:

The Boleto Turistico (the tourist ticket for most of the Archeological Sites) is currently 70 soles per person for the Cusco tour; 130 soles for a complete ticket that includes entrance into sites in the Sacred and South valleys and it valid for 10 days. Entrance to the Cathedral is 25 soles per person; Qoricancha is 15 soles per person.

Box lunches are available at varying rates, depending on the size and type. Please let us know your budget and food preferences.

Sacred Valley of the Inkas Full Day Tour

Sacred Valley of the Inkas Full Day Tour Overview

Ollantaytambo, Maras, Moray, Salineras

You will have your guide available for the full day, so feel free to let him or her know about your interests. If you are interested in purchasing weavings, we can make a stop in Chinchero on the way, known for the quality of its textiles.

Ollantaytambo: Besides Cusco city, this town is the only other modern town that is built directly upon the ancient settlement. It features an impressive ceremonial site with advanced, megalithic architecture, and a spectacular view that makes worthwhile the climb of approximately 200 stone steps.

Moray- This is one of the more enigmatic of the ancient sites in the area. It is comprised of perfect circular terraces hewn deep into the Earth. Many theories exist as to its original purpose– from an agricultural reseach center, to metaphysical temple– though no one really knows for sure.

Maras Salineras – In use since ancient times, these salt flats are reknowned for producing the delicious and healthy Andean Pink salt, and offer visitors a picturesque view into a time-honored practice.

Following this, we will return you to your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley.

 

 

Pick-up Location & Start Time

The tour will begin at our Cusco office located at Calle Queshua 810-4, Cusco. Our guide and driver may also pick you up at your hotel in private transport with prior arrangement in either Cusco or the Sacred Valley, wherever is most convenient for you. Transport will be provided between all sites, unless the hiking option is included.

Though we can accomodate a start time of your choosing, we recommend an early start.

Sacred Valley of the Inkas Full Day Tour Price

We offer our Cusco City Tours at a flat rate which includes transportation:

1 to 2 people: $215

3 to 7 people:  $260

Additional Costs:

The Boleto Turistico (the tourist ticket for most of the Archeological Sites) is currently 70 soles per person for the Cusco tour; 130 soles for a complete ticket that includes entrance into sites in the Sacred and South valleys and it valid for 10 days. Entrance to the Cathedral is 25 soles per person; Qoricancha is 15 soles per person.

Box lunches are available at varying rates, depending on the size and type. Please let us know your budget and food preferences.

Cusco & Pisaq Full Day Tour

Cusco & Pisaq Day Tour Overview

Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay, Pisac

You will have your guide available for the full day, so feel free to let him or her know about your interests. A visit to the traditional market of San Pedro, for example, is always worth a trip. Or, if you have any shopping or other needs to attend to, we will be happy to help you find the best places to go.

Sacsayhuaman: This enigmatic and megalithic archeological site demonstrates the pinnacle of ancient engineering. It features massive stones (some reported to weigh as much as 200 tons) that were fit together with expert and mind-boggling precision. The site also affords perhaps the best view of the city of Cusco below.

Q’enko: A short walk from Sacsayhuaman, this small archeological site is known for it it’s amazing cave/tunnel system, which was hewn out of natural rock formations.

Pukapukara: Its name means ”red fortress” in the Quechua language. It was used a guard post or check-point during the Inkan empire.

Tambomachay: This site was a temple dedicated to the element of water, and also may have served as a retreat location for the Inka nobility.

Pisaq – This impressive archeological site, with its expansive agricultural terraces perched high atop the mountainside, offers some of the best views in the region. The colonial town below is reknowned for it’s craft market.

We recommend heading up to the sites above the city before they get crowded and arriving in Pisac in time to stop off for lunch before visiting the ruins above. This alternative is particularly recommended if you are moving from a Cusco to a Sacred Valley hotel.

 

 

Pick-up Location & Start Time

The tour will begin at our Cusco office located at Calle Queshua 810-4, Cusco. Our guide and driver may also pick you up at your hotel in private transport with prior arrangement in either Cusco or the Sacred Valley, wherever is most convenient for you. Transport will be provided between all sites, unless the hiking option is included.

Though we can accomodate a start time of your choosing, we recommend an early start.

Cusco & Pisaq Day Tour Price

We offer our Day Tours at a flat rate which includes transportation:

1 to 2 people: $215

3 to 7 people:  $260

Additional Costs:

The Boleto Turistico (the tourist ticket for most of the Archeological Sites) is currently 70 soles per person for the Cusco tour; 130 soles for a complete ticket that includes entrance into sites in the Sacred and South valleys and it valid for 10 days. Entrance to the Cathedral is 25 soles per person; Qoricancha is 15 soles per person.

The cost for lunch will depend on where we stop– we will give you options and you can decide according to your preference.

South Sacred Valley Full Day Tour

South Sacred Valley Day Tour Overview

Tipon, Pikallaqta, Andahuayllilas

You will have your guide available for the full day, so feel free to let him or her know about your interests.

Tipon – This less well-known site is is nonetheless impressive or beautfiul. It features many elegantly designed water canals and fountains, along with ancient agricutlrual terraces. It’s a good place to connect, being a you are likely to encounter few or no other tourists.

Pikallacta – Another less-visited archeological site, these ruins pertain to the Wari culture, who built a small empire that predated that of the Inka.

Andahuaylillas – This colonial town is best known for its church– which has acquired the name ‘The Sistine Chapel of the Andes’, for its many finely painted murals.

At the end of the day, we will return you to your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley.

 

 

Pick-up Location & Start Time

The tour will begin at our Cusco office located at Calle Queshua 810-4, Cusco. Our guide and driver may also pick you up at your hotel in private transport with prior arrangement in either Cusco or the Sacred Valley, wherever is most convenient for you. Transport will be provided between all sites, unless the hiking option is included.

Though we can accomodate a start time of your choosing, we recommend an early start.

South Sacred Valley Day Tour Price

We offer our Cusco City Tours at a flat rate which includes transportation:

1 to 2 people: $215

3 to 7 people:  $260

Additional Costs:

The Boleto Turistico (the tourist ticket for most of the Archeological Sites) is currently 70 soles per person for the Cusco tour; 130 soles for a complete ticket that includes entrance into sites in the Sacred and South valleys and it valid for 10 days. Entrance to the Cathedral is 25 soles per person; Qoricancha is 15 soles per person.

The cost for lunch will depend on where we stop – we will give you options and you can decide according to your preference. If you prefer to spend more time touring, box lunches are available at varying rates, depending on the size and type. Please let us know your budget and food preferences.

Joey Greenstone, Owner & Guide

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