The Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo is an incredible journey that takes travelers through some of Peru’s most enchanting and historically significant sites. One of the highlights of this tour is the visit to Ollantaytambo, Maras, Moray, and Chinchero, four destinations that offer a unique look into the ancient Inca culture and its lasting influence in the region.
The tour begins in Ollantaytambo, a charming small town situated in the heart of the Sacred Valley. It is often referred to as the «living Inca town,» as it still maintains its original Inca architecture and urban layout. Here, visitors can explore the impressive Ollantaytambo ruins, an archaeological site that served as a fortress, administrative center, and ceremonial site for the Incas. The terraces, temples, and buildings are a testament to the advanced engineering skills of the Inca civilization.
From Ollantaytambo, the tour takes you to the agricultural terraces of Moray, an astonishing complex of circular terraces built into a natural depression in the earth. The Incas used these terraces for their agricultural experiments, as each terrace offers a different microclimate, creating the perfect conditions for different crops. The engineering behind this site is impressive, with each terrace having its own irrigation system, which is still functional to this day.
Our private tour continues to Maras, a small village known for its impressive salt mines. These salt mines have been in operation since pre-inca times and are still owned and operated by local families. The mines are made up of thousands of small pools that capture salt water from a natural spring. As the water evaporates, the salt is harvested and sold in local markets. A visit to the salt mines provides a unique opportunity to learn about traditional salt production.
The final stop on this tour is the village of Chinchero, where travelers witness the traditional weaving techniques passed down from generations. Here, visitors can learn about the intricate process of making textiles using natural dyes and fibers, and even purchase some of these handmade products directly from the artisans. This stop also includes a visit to the Inca ruins of Chinchero, where visitors can appreciate the impressive agricultural terraces and learn about the agricultural practices that sustained the Inca civilization.
The Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco is an all-inclusive private service. This sacred valley tour suits perfectly the needs of those who returned from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo or Urubamba hotels.
Visit the sacred valley inca sites in private day trip instead of just taking a direct taxi from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. The full-day Sacred Valley tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco offers four places to visit:
If this tour from Ollantaytambo doesn’t have the attractions of your preference, you can review our Sacred Valley Private Tour. But, this service begins in Cusco and offers five attractions including Pisac. None of our tours from Ollantaytambo include the archaeological site of Pisac. Our tours Ollantaytambo to Cusco can start the other way around, including the wonder of the world – Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour 2 days
Embark on a full-day private tour exploring the fantastic Inca sites of the sacred valley from Ollantaytambo or Urubamba with experts. This trip allows you make the most of your time as you visit the sacred valley on the way to Cusco.
The full-day tour of sacred valley begins with a pick up from Ollantaytambo or Urubamba hotels. Our expert tour guide will explain and show you the entire archaeological site and the ancient village. As your travel consultant we highly recommend to stay at this town either before or after Machu Picchu. Because this is the only village where the Inca buildings are still in use after centuries. Therefore, known as the last living Inca town.
After, board our private cozy vehicle and journey for one hour to Maras Salt Mines. During this trip you will pass Urubamba and Quechuan villages with spectacular Andean views. The Salt pans were built on the hillside thanks to the salt spring water found nearby. The salt has been extracted for generations even before the Incas. Today it is possible to find more than four thousand salt pans and different colors.
Next, we drive through the Quechuan villages and enjoy the sweeping views on the way to Moray Inca site. The archaeological park of Moray played an important role for food production back in Inca times. These four circular depressions were used as an agricultural experiment station, where the crops were adapted to different micro climes.
Finally, we will take a scenic drive with stunning landscapes and short stops to Chinchero. The beautiful Inca site stands with a great view of the international airport and crop fields. This place is famous because of the weaving demonstration practices.
From here, our private transportation will take us to your hotel in Cusco or airport.
Our private tour or sacred valley from Ollantaytambo is perfect for friends, couples, and families because you can leave any date you wish. With our private tours from Ollantaytambo, you can also set your pace to maximize your experience. You do not have to wait for anyone else this trip starts with only 02 passengers.
PRICES PER PERSON:
2 – 3 People – $ 150.00
4 – 5 People – $ 110.00
6 – 7 People – $ 95.00
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We will design a customized trip to connect you with our Country through your interests, you can modify a tour package on our website. You decide where to visit, how long to spend in each place, type of accommodation that suits best for you, and more including:
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Length: Full day
Tour Type: Private Service
USD $: 150.00