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Sacred Valley of the Incas Tours

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Sacred Valley of the Incas
Between Cusco and Machu Picchu lies the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley), home to some of Peru’s most interesting pre-Columbian ruins and attractive colonial towns and villages. While many travelers pass through here en route to Machu Picchu, the valley has become a destination in its own right.
 
The Basics
With its Quechua village festivals and markets, colonial churches, Inca ruins and other archaeological sites, river rafting, horseback riding, and trekking, there are plenty of reasons to head out into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for a day tour or longer. Day trips from Cusco might involve a guided trek to the Huchuy Qosqo ruins, a tour of the Maras salt mines, cycling on Moray Mountain, shopping the Pisac market, wandering the agricultural terraces at Ollantaytambo, or tucking into a traditional Andean lunch.
 
It’s also possible to combine a tour of the Sacred Valley with an overnight tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a must-see for adventure travelers, history buffs, and first-time visitors.
  • A Sacred Valley tour from Cusco can last anywhere from eight to 12 hours.
  • Be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • While lower than Cusco, the Sacred Valley still has a high altitude of 9,514 feet (2,900 meters), so plan accordingly.
 
How to Get There
While Cusco is the nearest major city to the valley, most travelers arrive by air into Lima before transferring to Cusco City. While it’s possible to rent a private car or ride public transportation, the easiest way to explore the Sacred Valley is on a guided tour.
 
When to Get There
High season in the Sacred Valley of the Incas falls between June and early September. The winter season brings dry weather, ideal for exploring the area’s many outdoor attractions, but larger crowds as well. Holidays aside, the valley is much quieter during the rainy season between November and March.
 
Shopping in the Sacred Valley
The local towns and markets of the Sacred Valley are perfect for picking up interesting local souvenirs. Look for pottery in Urubamba, peruse the market in Pisac for silver jewelry and alpaca fleece items, or pick up some local salt, pulled directly from the nearby mines, from the shops in Maras.
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Sacred Valley Of The Incas Full-Day Tour

Sacred Valley Of The Incas Full-Day Tour

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The Sacred Valley in Peru is home to ancient monuments and ruins dating back to the days of the Incas—but reaching them by public transport is a challenge. On this tour, spin through the Sacred Valley in comfort from your Cusco accommodation—with your guide to lead the way. Take in top sites of interest including Chincheros, Moray, and Ollantaytambo, and gain insight into a civilization lost in time.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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$90.00
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$90.00

Best of Sacred Valley Day Tour Small Group: Pisac, Maras, Moray & Ollantayambo

Best of Sacred Valley Day Tour Small Group: Pisac, Maras, Moray & Ollantayambo

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Experience more of Peru’s Sacred Valley in just one day than you would on most tours during this comprehensive full-day excursion ideal for travelers with limited time in the region. Alongside a small group and local guide, visit Maras, Moray, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo in an unconventional order to avoid other tour groups and enjoy a more intimate experience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.03
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Sacred Valley of the Incas Full-Day Tour from Cusco

Sacred Valley of the Incas Full-Day Tour from Cusco

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Experience the culture and history of the Sacred Valley near Cusco during this full-day guided tour. Get a taste for present-day Andean culture in Chinchero, shop for souvenirs at an artisan market, and tour Inca sites including Ollantaytambo and Pisaq, plus much more. A buffet lunch and round-trip transport are also included.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

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Visit one of Peru’s most famous areas, aside from Machu Picchu, on this 10-hour day trip to the Sacred Valley from Cusco. Pass through the ancient Inca sites of Saqsaywaman and Tambomachay, and explore the Inca site of Pisac. Along the way, visit a Peruvian weaving house, and see a demonstration on dyeing and weaving techniques. Plus, this tour operates with a maximum of 15 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience your expert guide.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.00
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$38.00
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 Sacred Valley Vip - Full Day

Sacred Valley Vip - Full Day

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THE SACRED VALLEY VIP Tours in Cusco of the Incas is characterized by very spectacular conditions, such as an excellent climate, very fertile lands and the waters of the sacred river of the Incas, in this tour we can appreciate different villages and picturesque, in addition to making some stops in places like Chincheros, Moray, Maras, where we appreciate textile art and ceramics. At the same time we will visit Urubamba to enjoy a typical lunch, later we visit the villages of Ollantaytambo and Pisaq where it has wonderful Andean landscapes, and its inhabitants, natives of the Quechua ethnic group, they conserve many customs and ancestral rites until the moment.
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  • 12 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.54
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ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco

ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco

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Peru’s Sacred Valley lies in the Andean Highlands—a landscape of rugged mountains, open plains, and soaring cliffs—and reaching the remote sites is a challenge. Choose a morning or afternoon half-day safari, and tackle the rough ground by powerful all-terrain quad bike. With your guide to lean the way, reach historic sites including Moray and Maras with ease, enjoy sweeping views across the Peruvian countryside, and learn of life here under Incan rule.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Full-Day Excursion to Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytambo from Cusco

Full-Day Excursion to Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytambo from Cusco

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You will know the 5 most important places in the Sacred Valley All tickets are included You will have a buffet lunch of the 30 best dishes of Peru. We have fun and knowledgeable guide, a friend on your excursion
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.09
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$86.09

Sacred Valley Tour

Sacred Valley Tour

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Classic Sacred Valley Tour is a famous valley in the middle of the Andes of Peru, 20 km = 12 miles at its closest north of the Inca capital of Cusco. In Sacred valley tours you get to visit Pisac Inca site, Ollantaytambo ruins and Chinchero colonial temple plus the Inca terraces. Hidden under the tawny skirts of formidable foothills, the spectacular Río Urubamba Valley, known as «El Valle Sagrado (the Sacred Valley of the Incas)», is about 15km north of Cuzco as the condor flies, via a narrow road of hairpin turns. It’s worth exploring this peaceful, fetching corner of the Andes with attractive colonial towns and isolated weaving Inka towns. Star attractions are the markets and the lofty Inca citadels of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero, but it’s also packed with other Inca sites. Its myriad hiking routes are deservedly gaining in popularity.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.90
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Full day: Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

Full day: Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

Discover the best the Sacred Valley has to offer on this full-day tour from Cusco. See the area’s key Inca ruins—Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero—and listen to informative commentary from your guide about their significance to the Inca Empire. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch during your journey and learn a bit about Peruvian cuisine.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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Sacred Valley in Cusco : Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero

Sacred Valley in Cusco : Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero

We have the best guides, fun and knowledgeable. We provide a quality service The lunch we provide is buffet (more than 30 varieties of typical Peruvian dish.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.58
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Sacred Valley Full Day Cusco

Sacred Valley Full Day Cusco

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is home to many of Peru’s most impressive Incan ruins and relics, but exploring independently means missing the hidden secrets they hold. On this tour, spin through the Sacred Valley with round-trip travel from your Cusco hotel included. Explore top sites of interest including Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, and Písac, and listen as your guide shares insight into their Incan history and heritage.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.70
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Natural Dyeing and Weaving Experience in the Sacred Valley (Textile Workshop)

Natural Dyeing and Weaving Experience in the Sacred Valley (Textile Workshop)

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You will be involved in to an ancient tradition, with master weavers awarded by UNESCO. This is the only tour in Cusco that allows you to live this kind of experiences. We don`t just show you the textile process, you will do the process We have received important people like Jean-Bernard Münch who is the president of the Swiss Commission for UNESCO since 2012. This kind of experiences helps local people to give more value to what they do.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.06
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$122.06

Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo Private or Small-Group

Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo Private or Small-Group

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This is the perfect day trip for those looking to experience a mix of culture as well as natural beauty. Learn the ancient textile techniques of Chichero weavers, the salt mines of Maras, farming Terraces of Moray, discover the handmade process of the sacred drink of the Incas 'Chicha' and the Citadel of Ollantaytambo will take your breath away. Don't forget that if you book with advance time a VSA photographer will be part of your adventure. (coordinate the details by message) Why Visit South America? -This tour is a private or 6 small group adventure. -We connect with the communities: We visit a local house where premium handmade textiles are produced where the locals teach you the manufacturing process step by step. Also, we visit a local Peruvian bar where they produce the famous drink of the Incas 'Chicha' -Enjoy local gastronomy! Our guide will help you choose among the best restaurants in the Sacred Valley to enjoy a different gastronomic experience.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.72
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$148.72
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2 Days - All Inclusive - The Sacred Valley And Machu Picchu - Private Tour.

2 Days - All Inclusive - The Sacred Valley And Machu Picchu - Private Tour.

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The Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of the most beautiful and historically well visited places of Peru. In those times, the Valley was one of the bases of Incan empire, the river that winds its way through believed to be aligned with the cosmos. The valley is also home to many indigenous people living the same way they have been for centuries and it’s possible to visit local markets and communities. Explore the best places such as the land of the rainbow of Chinchero, Moray, the ancient salt mines of Maras and also discover the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu with our expert private guide who’ll make the ruins come alive with history.
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  • 2 days
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$543.79
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$543.79
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2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu from Cusco

2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu from Cusco

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Explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this overnight tour from Cusco—ideal for first-time visitors and families. Pre-booking a tour guarantees entry to the UNESCO-listed Inca site, which limits daily visitors. You’ll travel in comfort and enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu as well as free time to explore on your own. All entrance fees, transportation, and overnight in an Aguas Calientes hotel included.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$556.54
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$556.54
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Tour Maras Salieras And Moray

Tour Maras Salieras And Moray

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During the visit to the salt ponds we will be able to appreciate and learn about the whole stage of salt production as well as to differentiate the different types and their different uses. In the same way, in Moray's circular platforms we will understand the main function of this place and we will travel to the past product of history and explanation that our guide will give us.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00
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$12.00

The Incas' Sacred Valley

The Incas' Sacred Valley

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Magic tour of cultural wealth in which we will visualize constructions of the Inca era, we will understand its importance, functions and uses of these places through the explanation of our guide in this way we will transport ourselves in time and live the history of our culture.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

2-Day Machu Picchu Small-Group Tour from Cusco

2-Day Machu Picchu Small-Group Tour from Cusco

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Spend two days exploring Machu Picchu and the surrounds from Cusco. Journey through the Sacred Valley and take the train to Aguas Calientes, staying overnight there to relax in the hot springs. All transportation from Cusco, guided tour of Machu Picchu, and overnight in a 3-star hotel included.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$478.94
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$478.94
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Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour

Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour

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Trace the history of the ancient Inca Empire on this full-day tour of the Sacred Valley from Cusco. Venture off the beaten track and discover the Inca monuments, traditional villages and serene valleys that lie in the shadows of Machu Picchu. Journey through the picturesque Urubamba Valley, stop to browse the traditional handicrafts on sale at the Pisac Market, visit Chinchero village and explore the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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ATV Quad Bike Tour to Moray Maras and Salt mines from Cusco

ATV Quad Bike Tour to Moray Maras and Salt mines from Cusco

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Moray archaeological park and the Maras salt mines rank among the top attractions outside Cusco, with a history dating back to the days of the Incas. On this tour, hit the gas and zoom through the Peruvian countryside, and explore both sites in one day—with safety kit plus pickup and drop-off at your Cusco accommodation included. With your guide to lead the way, enjoy outdoor adventure in Peru and learn how the Incas worked the land.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.00
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$43.00

Full Day Tour - Sacred Valley of Cusco - Group Service

Full Day Tour - Sacred Valley of Cusco - Group Service

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Explore the fascinating Inca history and beautiful scenery of Peru’s Sacred Valley on this full-day trip from Cusco. Discover the amazing Inca architecture in the cities of Ollantaytambo and Pisac, and check out a traditional market, where you can shop for handicrafts. You’ll also have time to stop by the town of Urubamba for lunch and see the church and archaeological site in Chincheros. Your Sacred Valley day trip also features round-trip hotel transport and a professional guide.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.00
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$39.00
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the Incas' Sacred Valley

the Incas' Sacred Valley

The first place we visit is the archaeological park of Pisac, you will appreciate the Inca platforms and one of the most beautiful and extensive constructions of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will feel the energy and the ancient magic of this great culture of Peru. We will tell you how they thought, felt, acted and lived this great culture. We continue the trip to the town of Pisac, artisan town that uses silver and semiprecious and precious stones for its jewelry. Designs inspired by the iconography of the different ancestral cultures of Peru. Continuing with our tour we visit Urubamba, where we will taste an excellent buffet lunch. Then we visit the Archaeological Park of Ollantaytambo to see the beautiful architecture that the Incas built, we will end our tour in the town of Chinchero, known as the most picturesque city in the region. In the afternoon we return to the historic center of Cusco.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.90
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Sacred Valley half day tour

Sacred Valley half day tour

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It is a very complete service for visiting the sacred valley, the tour is done with local guides who are professionals with experience and vocation to service.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00
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$29.00

Full-Day Tour in the Sacred Valley with Lunch

Full-Day Tour in the Sacred Valley with Lunch

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Visit the Sacred Valley from Cusco on a full-day tour that explores culture, Inca history, and a gorgeous Andean landscape. With stops in Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chincheros, this tour is a cost-effective and hassle-free alternative to arranging independent transport within the Sacred Valley, and you’ll have time to browse for souvenirs, walk through a onetime Inca stronghold, and see the remains of their stone architecture before returning to Cusco.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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