Pisac, Peru
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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Uncover the fascinating architecture and culture of the ancient Incas during this 8- to 10-hour day trip covering the highlights of Peru’s Sacred Valley from Cusco. Check out the market in Pisac, stopping on Sundays to observe its famous mass. You’ll also visit the Inca settlement at Ollantaytambo and explore the ruins of its fortress and the Temple of the Sun, a mysterious structure composed of giant 12-foot (3.5-m) stones. Your Sacred Valley tour also includes a guide, lunch, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Full-day tour to the Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytambo from Cusco
  • Visit the local market in the picturesque town of Pisac
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Ollantaytambo and the Temple of the Sun
  • All entrance fees included

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

You see several captivating archeological sites in one packed day. Don't forget to check out the lovely, local crafts at the market in Pisac.
Get up close and personal with the culture of the ancient Inca civilization as you explore the main archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley near the empire’s former capital of Cusco. History lovers are sure to delight in this chance to explore this beautiful mountain valley, harboring a wealth of important Inca sites.
Start your day with a morning pickup from your hotel in Cusco, continuing first to the historic city of Pisac. The city was once known as a key trading post, offering a central location for Inca traders to barter for goods. The tradition persists to this day at Pisac’s well-known market, offering you the opportunity to browse for a wealth of handcrafted textiles and souvenirs made by the local community.
If you happen to be visiting Pisac on a Sunday, you’ll also get to witness the town’s famous mass, conducted in both Quechua and Spanish. Observe the town’s collection of dignitaries in attendance, and watching as they play the pututo, a traditional musical instrument.
Take a break after finishing your time in Pisac with a tasty lunch of Peruvian specialties, continuing to the Fortress of Ollantaytambo to discover its impressive Temple of the Sun. During the Incan civil war this imposing structure’s 12-foot (3.5-m) stones served as a key defensive barrier.
After finishing your exploration of Ollantaytambo, continue back to Cusco, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

Reviews

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n
, Nov 2018

This day trip was amazing, I would highly recommend! The Sacred Valley was beautiful and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very pleasant. Ollantaytambo alone was great and well worth the trip.

B
, Sep 2018

Very good tour, not really a full day but a lot of education.

N
, Sep 2018

Loved the tour, our guide River was amazing and so knowledgeable! Such a phenomenal cultural experience. Highly recommend it!

V
, Aug 2018

Pisac market was pretty good, stayed there for about 2 hours, good place to get blankets/shawls. Ollantaytambo was quite nice as well, can walk around quite a bit, ended up getting off there to take the train to Macchu Picchu forgot you've to book train tickets in advance. Overall good tour, lunch was decent.

M
, Jul 2018

Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide Eloy was knowledgeable and friendly and gave us all the information we needed through the trip. Lots of great sights to see and they managed to keep us ahead of the curve - always 100s of tourists arriving after us, so we got to see places before they filled up. Also an impressive and varied buffet lunch - the best included lunch I’ve ever had on a tour.

J
, Jul 2018

A wonderful tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and funny. A great day. Enjoyed visit with the llamas and seeing the monument.

n
, Jul 2018

LOVED our guide for this tour!!!! He was a great story teller and made the day so fabulous!! The scenery was amazing and the history was captivating! Lunch was included and was incredibly delicious and we all left stuffed!! The markets of Pisac and the ruins in Ollantaytambo were so much fun and the drive thru Sacred Valley was incredibly picturesque. The only thing I wished for different was more time : I had an exceptional day!!

t
, Jul 2018

It just wasn't very well thought out. Too much time at a market that sells the same junk they sell everywhere and not enough time at Ollantaytambo. Lots of shuffling of tourists to various hotels. Not impressed. Wouldn't waste a day of my vacation on this one.

S
, Jul 2018

I took this tour with my 20 year old daughter and we had an awesome time. We had a small group of 6 total. The tour and (especially) guide were very good. The lunch was a very nice surprise at a beautiful hotel. Personally, the only negative was the time spent shopping in Pisac. I'm not much of a shopper. I would recommend this tour.

S
, Jun 2018

Honestly was not a good day what so ever. We were picked up early and from the get go didn't seem to start well with our tour guide barely saying a word to us more than hello. After picking up all the passengers in what was quite a hectic manner we set off and again the tour guide barely said a word of welcoming with little dialogue throughout the journey. We arrived at an Alpaca enclosure which was amazing but again the tour guide was pretty terrible with little information and constantly on his phone. Throughout the day we changed coaches/Minibuses at least 5 times it was pretty hard to keep track and each time there was no information as to why. On the way to lunch our coach was pulled over as our driver didn't have a driving license which delayed us by 20 minutes and in all the number of delays throughout the day and just waiting around was ridiculous, with organisation being diabolical. The actual stop offs on the tour and lunch were really good but the lack of organisation was terrible. To top the whole day off after only being able to spend a mere 1 hour at Ollantaytambo the only place where admission fees applied we then set off back and our coach broke down...

Would really not recommend this tour was terrible and in total we were out for almost 11 hours with only 3 hours and 45 minutes of actual activities with 1 hour of this having been a lunch stop.


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