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Pisac Inca Town, Artisan Market and Ollantaytambo Full-Day Tour from Cusco

Cusco, Peru

From $79.00

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Non-refundable
You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Uncover the fascinating architecture and culture of the ancient Incas during this full-day tour covering the highlights of Peru’s Sacred Valley from Cusco. Check out the market in Pisac, stopping on Sundays to observe its famous mass. Then 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, 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
  • Guide, lunch, and round-trip hotel transfers included

What's Included

  • Expert Professional guide
  • Pickup & drop-off from your hotel or lodging.
  • Admission ticket to Ollantaytambo Archeological Site.
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

This activity includes roundtrip transfer from your hotel, apartment or home. Some locations are in areas where the access by vehicle is not permitted. Send your details in order to arrange your pickup and drop-off in a nearby place.

What To Expect

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, 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 (entrance not included) 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 your Cusco hotel.

Pisac Market

Travel back in time to the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a day that begins in Pisac. This native town was once where “exchange transactions” took place. In this type of transaction, customers would exchange one good for another instead of using currency. Visit the market of Pisac where you can purchase beautifully crafted products hand-made by the locals. On Sunday, the main attraction is a mass celebrated in Quechua and conducted in Spanish. It is attended by the mayors and their attendants who play traditional musical instruments called "pututos." Afterwards, you'll enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch (included in price) before visiting the fortress of Ollantaytambo and its main attraction, the Temple of the Sun. Built using massive stones, each one approximately 12 feet (3.5m) tall, this temple was used as a fortress during the time of the Incan civil war.

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Joyeria Pisac Pachamama

Time to buy jewels of reknown peruvian silver. Rings, necklaces, pendants, earrings, looms, alpaca sweaters, or some precious figures.

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by VIPAC Travel

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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      Q:What is the pick up location?

      A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

      Jul 2019

      Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pisac Inca Town, Artisan Market and Ollantaytambo Full-Day Tour from Cusco?

      A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas

      Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Pisac Inca Town, Artisan Market and Ollantaytambo Full-Day Tour from Cusco?

      A:The policy on sanitization is:
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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      Traveler Tips


      Pick up was great, a few minutes early and we got going quickly.
      Very good tour, not really a full day but a lot of education.
      It was a nice day trip that you don't want to miss.
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      Amazing!!!
      Heidy_L, Jun 2022
      I ca not say enough good things about this tour. Our guide, Manuel was amazing. He shared so much good information and we learned so much about the culture. Everyone visiting Cusco should take this tour!!!
      Excellent tour guide
      Brent_B, Apr 2022
      The tour guide was anazing, and the provided lunch was top notch. Great experience. All sites were explained in great detail.
      Great experience!
      Coral_R, Dec 2021
      Our tour guide Alan is a native from Ollantayambo and he really went the extra mile with our party. I would recommend this tour.
      Great tour!
      Arielle_I, Nov 2021
      Really wonderful day. Great tour guide, informative but also gave us some free time to wander a bit at the sites and in the market. Good way to see multiple sites in a day.
      A great trip
      Jes, Aug 2021
      Me and my partner had lots of fun on this trip. We had great food, great views, and a great guide. He was super helpful and even gave us some great recommendations on what to do on our last two days in the area. This was one of the best experiences I've had.
      Legit, and amazing tour!
      Africa_L, Aug 2021
      Excelente experience, they were on time to pick me up on my Airbnb, that was fantastic! Transportation was amazingly clean with all the safety measures for a sanitized area, they provided hand sanitizer at all times. My tour guy, Abdon Alejo was very knowledgeable and learned a lot from all the areas we visited, he was friendly and respectful at all times. As traveling by my self that was very important to me. The restaurant we visited at lunch time was amazing with a great service. I will recomend this experience 100%
      Great
      guilherme_v, Dec 2020
      Very helpfull Guide with plenty of adverture. The Moray it is amazing place and even in the rainy season we have luck with the wheather
      Tour guide
      Richard_K, Feb 2020
      Best tour guide I have had in years, I have traveled on six continents and 40 countries and have done many tours. Raul was great extremely knowledgeable and had many visual aids. He obviously loves his work.
      Fun tour
      Jeffery_M, Jan 2020
      The tour was very good and the guide was excellent. We had a very good time and would recommend to anyone.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Great Tour
      Claire_S, Dec 2019
      I really enjoyed the length and price of this tour. Riding around the Sacred Valley was absolutely beautiful and our guide had interesting facts to give us throughout the day. The market that was visited was probably the best I visited in Peru and lunch was delicious. Would 10/10 recommend.
      Great Day Tour
      Linda_P, Nov 2019
      A very interesting day out, lovely craft markets and Inca ruins with time to explore on your own! Good lunch too!
      Not worth it
      Mykhaylo_S, Nov 2019
      Two first stops were for sales. Shop and a big market in Pisac. A tour guide just left us for an hour to walk around. The time was wasted. The lunch was very good. I wish there were more history and information about the country from the guide. The only thing that was worth visiting is Fortress of Ollantaytambo. Please consider the possibility to include Pisac ruins in this day trip as well.
      Response from Host, Nov 2019
      Dear MikesM7657DO, Thank you for taking the time to review our service. We value each of your comments which will help us in the continuous improvement of our services. We also thank you for the given suggestion; reviews like these are critical in our continuous efforts of providing the best experience and services. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the lunch and Ollantaytambo, we work with the best restaurants in the zone and we always get good reviews about them. Ollantaytambo is a very mystic place with great views and nice to explore. In Pisac we visit the local market, as specified in the program, showing the best of the local art and traditions. Once again thank you for your comments, if you have additional feedback or information you’d like to share with us, please don’t hesitate to reach out via calidad@vipac.pe Warm Regards, Quality Department Viajes Pacífico
      A wonderful day to Sacred Valeey,, Pisac and Ollantaytambo
      jh95030, Nov 2019
      It was a wonderful day trip hosted by the local tour group via Viator. The places we visited was historical and beautiful. The food/lunch was very good. Additionally, our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, courteous, professional, patient, and flexible. It was a nice day trip that you don't want to miss.
      Wonderful day
      Normangnorman, Nov 2019
      What an amazing day ... the guide was very knowledgeable and so friendly... the lunch buffet was the huge and the restaurant had an amazing veiw.. sun temple has such an incredible feeling . Wish we had mirw time there to truly see all the historical sights ..
      Great day tour!
      Melanie_L, Nov 2019
      A great tour of the Sacred Valley and tour company Viajes Pacifico. The Guide was from Ollantaytambo and was very knowledgeable! The included lunch was awesome, a full buffet with lots to choose from.
      Ernesto is the man!!
      Anzalone24, Oct 2019
      The tour itself was very well rounded, went to all the great spots..had a good amount of time to ourselves and the stops that we went to for markets to sell us stuff we learned a great deal about the culture so I didn’t feel like they were just trying to get us to buy things.Ernesto is phenomenal!!!! He was so knowledgeable, welcomed Any questions and you could tell he was so passionate about his work! He really made the trip enjoyable! The lunch buffet! Location beautiful and food was so good! Lastly the driver was so good at driving a big bus up and down curvy mountain roads!
      Sacred Vallet
      DeanValenzuela, Oct 2019
      Our guide was first class, he was clear, respectful of the schedule. He oratory skills are great, I would recommend him.
      Be Carefull....All Inclusions Not Honored
      Tracy_W, Sep 2019
      One of the reasons my husband and I selected this tour from the tour company VIAJES PACIFICO was because hotel pick up and drop off were included. The day before our excursion, we received a message from VIAJES PACIFICO stating the Wyndham Cusco Saqsayhuaman Hotel was not a hotel and we would therefore have to take a taxi to and from their main office for our excursion. We did not have time to cancel and book with a different travel agency so had to pay extra for taxi services. What was most confusing to us is that our excursion the day before was also through VIAJES PACIFICO and they did pick us up and drop us off at our hotel for our Machu PIcchu excursion. I would not recommend this tour company since they do not honor the inclusions they state you are paying for. Our email to this company requesting a discount or taxi fees be paid, has still not been returned to date.
      Response from Host, Sep 2019
      Dear Tracy11874, We regret all the disadvantages your husband and you went through when taking this excursion. We made the proper investigation of your case with the department in charge of this; first of all we would like to apologize for this misunderstanding and the issues it caused. We identify the mistake in telling you that the Wyndham Cusco Saqsayhuaman Hotel wasn’t a hotel when in fact this is an actual hotel, the confusion was created due to the pick –up points where some of them are consider as pick-up points depending on the taken tour – for your Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco excursion your hotel was a pick up point because is on the way and its access is not difficult to get- , unfortunately for your Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytambo Full-Day Tour from Cusco excursion the Wyndham Cusco Saqsayhuaman Hotel is not on the way that’s why we asked to meet in our main office; this information is also published on the web page- it is found in the “Departure & Return” section- where it specifies: “TOUR DEPARTS FROM DOWNTOWN CUSCO HOTELS. THE TOUR INCLUDES ROUNDTRIP TRANSFER FROM YOUR HOTEL IN CUSCO DOWNTOWN. IF YOUR HOTEL IS LOCATED IN AN AREA OUTSIDE THIS ZONE, YOU MAY GO TO OUR CUSCO HEAD OFFICE LOCATED AT AV. EL SOL 817.” (https://www.viator.com/tours/Cusco/Sacred-Valley-Pisac-and-Ollantaytambo-Full-Day-Tour-from-Cusco/d937-5243CUSPIS?localeSwitch=1) In order to make up for this bad experience we are willing to attend the taxi fees requested. We kindly request to send us an e-mail to: Calidad@vipac.pe so we can have a faster communication. Once again, we regret the incidents that took place. Our departments will continue working harder in order to assure our service quality. Yours sincerely, Viajes Pacífico.
      Great
      zbart10192, Sep 2019
      Excellent information and good lunch. My tour guide, Rivolino?, or River for short was excellent....
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      a great day!
      Kimberly S, Aug 2019
      Our guide, Manuel, was outstanding - both as a very entertaining and well informed tour guide, as well as he went out of his way to accommodate our train schedule without impacting our, or the rest of the tours, experience. I would highly recommend this!
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