The Sacred Valley of Incas or Valley of the Vilcanota, counts on a matchless historical wealth and lodges to three to the most important artisan markets of the Cusco : Písaq, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. In the valley a succession of colorful towns exists (some with splendid colonial churches), archaeological platforms and other rest; thus also, we found in the most fertile zone of maize . Its exceptional climate turns to this valley a destiny forced for all that that visits Cusco. To an altitude of 2.800 m.a.s.l., with a pleasant climate, in spite of reaching high temperatures and of being a full zone of vegetation, the valley is free of mosquitoes by the altitude in which it is. Also we recommended remaining in the heat of to sleep one night Heart of the Sacred Valley in Ollantaytambo.
Officially known as the Unique Tourist Ticket, this foreign tourist ticket for adults costs 130.00 soles (about U.S. $ 50) for students with ISIC card is 70.00 soles (about $ 27).The fee for peruvian adults is 70.00 Peruvian soles and college students with ID is 40.00 soles.
The tourist ticket is valid for 10 days and can be boughtd at the office of the OFEC, located on Avenida Sol 102 of. 103 (from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 8 am-2 pm) or at any of the sites included in the tourist ticket.
Sacred Valley – Full Day
This tour begins with the gathering of the tourists of its hotels to direct to us through an asphalt road to the town of Pisaq, located to 32 km of Cusco, where it will be possible to be appreciated and to make some purchases in the artisan market of Pisaq or Qorao, it will be observed the artisan typical work in ceramics, leather, silver and looms elaborated by the own craftsmen of the place. Continuing the excursion we will stop in the point view of Taray to see all The sacred valley.
Our first place to visit is Pisaq, the archaeological park conformed by several sectors (Urban sector, ceremonial sector, agricola sector etc.), then we will go through the towns of Coya, Lamay, Yucay for approximately one hour until arriving to the city of Urubamba where we will taste of the lunch buffet in a typical restaurant of food, then continuous the route towards the town of Ollantaytambo “Living Inca City”, a religious, administrative, political center with Inca streets, seats and temples. After the visit to this important archaeological center, we arrive to Chinchero a beautiful example of the Andean and the Hispanic architecture. Account with a very attractive colonial temple that was constructed on foundations of a Inca palace and also will be able to be visited of its typical market and its archaeological center. After visit we continue with the trip to the city of Cusco.