Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Is the Sacred Valley worth visiting?

The Sacred Valley is home to many beautiful towns and villages, surrounded by stunning mountains and some of the most impressive scenery you will ever see. Despite drawing in quite a few tourists, compared to the bustling city of Cusco, much of the Sacred Valley has a feeling of serenity about it. It would be a shame to travel all the way to Cusco without experiencing at least a little bit of the Valley.

We offer an optional full day tour to the Sacred Valley which allows you to see many of the highlights accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who can inform you of the history of each place you visit. You are collected from your accommodation at 8:30am and are taken to various towns and traditional markets throughout the Valley.


The first stop on the tour is the town of Pisac. It is a lovely community with a huge market in its core.  You will spend around 30 minutes in this town where you will have the opportunity to buy the perfect souvenirs for your loved ones. Pisac is not only famous for its markets, but it is surrounded by many Incan ruins with a rich history as many people believe that Pisac used to defend the southern entrance to the Sacred Valley. So after a spot of shopping, you head up to the ruins for a guided tour of the citadel for a total of 90 minutes.


After an exciting morning in Pisac, the tour continues to the larger town of Urubamba where you will stop for 45 minutes for lunch. The largest town in the Sacred Valley is located under the snow-capped mountain of Ch'iqun. It is home to some great restaurants and cafes (try the coffee!). 


Surrounded by mountains, in Ollantaytambo, you will be exposed to even more Incan constructions as well as seeing the traditional dress of the local people. You will get to explore the town for around an hour with the guide giving interesting information on the sights that you encounter. 


On the way back to Cusco, the group will stop by the town of Chinchero, where there is another traditional market with handmade products as well as a number of stunning architecture. Here you will have a 30 minute visit to the famous church and archaeological site before heading back to Cusco for around 7pm. 

The Sacred Valley is a must-see for those who visit Cusco, with skillfully built architecture and quaint towns and villages under towering mountains. So why not join us on our day tour? Don't miss out on these unbelievable sights! 

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