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  • From Cusco: Private Half-Day Maras and Moray Tour

    1. From Cusco: Private Half-Day Maras and Moray Tour

    Immerse yourself in the Inca culture on this half-day trip to 2 important Inca sites. Get picked up from your hotel in Cusco in the morning and head to the archaeological sites of Moray. Experience the site's unusual Inca ruins, consisting of several circular terraces. Learn more about the terraces function and their complex irrigation system before heading to the colonial village of Maras. In Maras, enjoy a visit to the nearby salt evaporation ponds at the Salineras Salt Mine and marvel at the vastness of the complex, which consists of over 3000 evaporation pools, and is still in use today. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Cusco in the afternoon.

  • Machu Picchu Lost Citadel Official Ticket

    2. Machu Picchu Lost Citadel Official Ticket

    Explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu at your own pace with a standard entrance ticket to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover landmark attractions at your own pace, such as the Temple of the Sun, the terraced fields of the agricultural sector, the Intihuatana stone, and take the famous picture from the observatory with the lost citadel behind. This is the best option for those who would like to organize your own transportation and tour guide for the visit.  Very important: for entering the Lost Citadel of Machu Picchu, it is mandatory that you are accompanied by an accredited guide. You are able to hire the tour guide directly at the entrance of the ruins. Please make sure to carefully read all provided details sent by the local partner and those written in the Know Before You Go section of the tour.

    The tour was perfectly organized. We met our great guide Linder the night before. Linder was very fun and knowledgeable. Thanks so much.

  • From Cusco: Indigenous Potato Farm Cultural Experience

    3. From Cusco: Indigenous Potato Farm Cultural Experience

    After pickup from your hotel in central Cusco, head straight into the wondrous landscapes and views of the Sacred Valley. After pausing for the vistas in the town of Pisaq, you’ll continue to the sustainable farm and village. Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted warmly by the villagers, who will give you a tour of the communal farm that they tend. Next on the agenda is a visit to the Kinsaqocha lagoon, where you’ll have an unmatched panorama of the Andes and the valleys below. Marvel at the tranquil vastness beneath you as you search the trees for local birds and wildlife. Afterwards, you’ll participate in a workshop about local medicinal plants and artisanal crafts unique to the region.  To cap things off, you’ll enjoy a hearty local meal, including stews made with the diverse selection of local potatoes. Afterwards, you’ll head back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • From Cusco: Moray and Salt Mines Quad Bike Tour

    4. From Cusco: Moray and Salt Mines Quad Bike Tour

    Get back to nature in the dramatic landscapes of the Andes Mountains and experience the amazing scenery of the Sacred Valley by Quad Bike. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Cusco, and then journey through typical villages to reach the colonial town of Maras. Admire the pretty church and rustic buildings of the pretty town center and watch the locals going about their everyday lives farming the surroundings. Visit the archaeological site of Moray to see the incredible terraced holes that form an amphitheater-like depression on the surface of the land. Learn how the holes were used by the Incas in ancient times to acclimatize seeds from the Andes Mountains. Next, visit the salt ponds that the locals continue to work to obtain salt at the mines, just as their ancestors did in the days of the Inca Empire.

    It was well organized and the guides explained throughly the operation of the quads. Safety first. Beautiful scenery.

  • Cusco: 2 Days Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Guided Tours

    5. Cusco: 2 Days Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Guided Tours

    The journey starts with the pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 7:40am. Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the picturesque towns of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Lunch will be provided in the town of Urubamba (included). After the tour in the sacred valley, you will take the train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes you will be transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure in Aguas Calientes. At night, the guide will contact you at your hotel to provide all the instructions for the tour to Machu Picchu the next day. Wake up early for a 7:00am transfer from Aguas Calientes to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu by bus. Upon your arrival, enjoy a two hour guided tour of Machu Picchu. With your expert guide, learn all about the ancient Inca city and visit its various sites, including gardens, shrines, water channels, prisons, and more. After the gu...

  • From Cusco: Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour with Lunch

    6. From Cusco: Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour with Lunch

    The first stop on this full-day tour from Cusco is the Mirador of Taray for spectacular views of the Andes and the Sacred Valley. Continue to the town of Pisac, the site of a popular market.. Visit the archaeological site and see the agricultural terraces, Inca cemeteries and royal buildings. Continue to Urubamba and enjoy a buffet lunch at a restaurant. Head to Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to Machu Picchu, and to protect the Incas from possible invasions. Visit the picturesque village of Chinchero on the way back to Cusco, and see the remains of the royal estate of Tupac Inca Yupanqui. See also how locals dye alpaca wool with natural plants of the region.

    Julio was great. He took care of us the whole trip. He was knowledgeable and let us take breaks during the hikes to catch our breath.

  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Classic 4-Day Trek

    7. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Classic 4-Day Trek

    Hike the unforgettable Inca Trail, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Participate in one of the world’s oldest pilgrimages on this 4-day program that is consistently ranked among the ten best hikes on the planet. Pass through a number of different ecological zones home to a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Spot a variety of orchids and bromeliads, as well as hummingbirds, foxes, and deer. Strike lucky and you may even catch a glimpse of the magnificent South American Bear. Explore archaeological sites and farming terraces that were left behind by the Incas and remained undiscovered for over 400 years. Finish the hike in Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most spectacular historical sites on earth. Day 1: Training day! Cusco – Km 82 – LLactapata – Ayapata (14km, 6hrs).- Depart from your hotel around 4:30 am and drive to Km 82 to start the 6-hour hiking...

    The Inkatrail was through its nature and really interesting history so beautiful, I can never ever forget. Best comfort and flexibility on all this trail was given by Trexperience and their porters who did an unbelievable job to us. Especially our every day Breakfast, Lunch, teatime and dinner were another highlight on this trail. Our guide Joyce was as well as the porters always taking care of us. All in all the organisation by Trexperience was drawn by professionality and I would recommend everyone, who looks for a nice hiking Trip on path of the Inkas to do it with Trexperience and the very nice crew.

  • Machu Picchu: Round-Trip Bus Ticket from Aguas Calientes

    8. Machu Picchu: Round-Trip Bus Ticket from Aguas Calientes

    Enjoy the peace and quiet whilst riding the bus and checking out the scenery along the way. The buses are comfortable and equipped with air-conditioning.  Your professional driver will make sure your transfers are safe and relaxed. Benefit from a flexible schedule and reasonable prices, and enjoy a wonderful trip.  

    Bus pick up was a couple of blocks from hotel so it was very easy to catch the bus. Tickets were sent via email for printing and communication/instructions were very clear.

  • Cusco: Moray, Maras Salt Mines & Weavers Half-Day Tour

    9. Cusco: Moray, Maras Salt Mines & Weavers Half-Day Tour

    Travel through the historic Urubamba Valley on an unparalleled half-day tour from Cusco and pass the snow-capped peaks of the Peruvian Andes. Meander through lush yellow fields of wheat and sleepy little villages en route to Moray. Upon arrival, learn about the ingenuity of the Incas in their mysterious circular terraces. Continue to the nearby village of Maras to explore its history as a center for salt production. Take in the spectacular nature and admire the unique quilt work of over 3,000 salt ponds spilling into the Sacred Valley. Finish the day back in Cusco in time to explore more of the magnificent city.

    The experience was great and the guide was very sweet and informative of the history and facts of each site.

  • Machu Picchu: Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes

    10. Machu Picchu: Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes

    Discover why Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world. Explore this ancient city with a local tour guide and learn of all the mysteries that the place has to offer. You will start the tour in Aguas Calientes where you will wait for the next bus to Machu Picchu. When arriving, you will walk for an hour to the upper part of Machu Picchu, with incredible views of the city along the way.  You will be taken on a 2 to 3-hour comprehensive tour after this, and you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu before making your way back to the city. Your tour guide will explain to you how to get back to Aguas Calientes or Cusco.

    Machu Picchu is the lost city of Incas. There is lot of buildings and background of the place that need to be discovered. My guide was a great guy , he helped me navigate the places , took my pictures and directed me back to Huyana Picchu. He lacked a bit of English knowledge it made it a bit difficult for him to explain the background. He did his best with whatever his capability was

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What people are saying about Sacred Valley

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,441 reviews

The ATV to the Circular terraces was awesome!!! And the circular terraces itself was amazing!!! Edgar did a great job explaining the history of the terraces. He also was very patient and kind, staying with me as I huffed and puffed going back up. The same was true of our other guide, whom I missed getting his name. He stayed with me as well during the uphill climb from the salineras. Both of them also took awesome videos of us, making the videos look like it was taken by a drone. Thank you guys for an awesome experience!!!

The tour was perfectly organized. We met our great guide Linder the night before. Linder was very fun and knowledgeable. Thanks so much.

It was well organized and the guides explained throughly the operation of the quads. Safety first. Beautiful scenery.

Versatile excursion, interesting and friendly guide; We recommend

An amazing experience with incredible guides! Highly recommended