PISAC with extensive important arquelogical site a top the mountain with strategic views along 3 valleys and traditional typical market below;
OLLANTAYTAMBO to see the famous Pacarictampu and Inca princess bath fountain.
CHINCHEROS with his San Pedro colonial Church and extense Inca sanctuary
This tour is a superb way to see the impressive Andes mountains rising up from the Sacred Valley which contains Inca temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana in towns such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros.
For those who are not so interested in architecture the famous Pisac market is possible to brouse in for a couple of hours instead of visiting the ruins of Pisac, so you can emerse yourself in the culture and take a bit home with you in a delightful weaving, painting, carving or almost anything you can think of. Let the guide know that your preference is too stay in the market and they will organise a time and meeting place on their return to meet up with you before continuing on to Urubamba
For photographers, the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, surrounded by the Sacred Mountains is a treasure to capture in stunning photos as they go about their daily colourful life.
Start/End Time: Pickup is at 8AM from your hotel lobby and drop off will be around 6PM
Consideration: Please remember comfortable shoes – lots of walking around.
At 8.20am meet at Regocijo Square or transfer from your hotel at earlier time if coordinated. In a tourist bus, we travel from Cusco past Saqsaywaman & Tambomachay, over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market and you can buy some local souveniers. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. On the guided walk into the Citadel of Pisac you can observe temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana “The hitching post of the Sun”,
For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organise a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market.
We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for you to buy lunch. A further 30 minutes drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.
On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archeological site in Chincheros, arriving to Cusco at about 6.30-7:00pm.
USD$ 65.00 per person
USD$ 150.00 per person