Sacred Valley Tour 1 day

1 Day

3780 msnm

Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero





MINIMUM GROUP: 02 persons

DEPARTURES: Subject to availability



The SACRED VALLEY TOUR explores the ruins of archaeological and architectural marvels that held great significance in Inca culture. The Sacred Valley has a milder climate and lower elevation than Cusco, making it a perfect trip for those struggling to acclimatize to the altitude or weather. Our experienced guides will take you to a succession of picturesque villages, agricultural terraces, archaeological sites, and local markets. This entire region belongs in a postcard, so don’t forget to bring a camera! On one jam-packed day, this popular and traditional tour visits all the main sites: Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, and Chincheros. In addition to the sites we visit on this tour, the Sacred Valley has other sites of interest that can be visited separately, such as Maras, Moray & Salineras, Tipon, Pikillacta, and Andahuaylillas. We recommend an overnight stay in the Sacred Valley to soak up the relaxed atmosphere here and have time to visit all these incredible places. This tour can also be added to the Machu Picchu Train tour or any Trek for the complete Cusco experience!

Minimum passengers necessary for tour departure: 2 people (small group, 1 person or private/custom treks possible with extra fee). Maximum trekkers per group: 10 people (special, private party groups can exceed the maximum).


Full itinerary:

Day 01: Itinerary for Sacred Valley Tour

This tour will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 8:30 am and then drive you to four local communities in the Sacred Valley. From Cusco, it is a scenic hour to our first stop, the enchanting community of Pisac. In Pisac, you will be guided through the ruins above the town and have a chance to explore the incredible Pisac Market (most vendors are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays). After Pisac, our trip to Urubamba will continue for an additional hour. We will stop here for lunch at a restaurant of your choosing. Following lunch, our journey will continue for twenty-five minutes to the ruins in Ollantaytambo. Afterward, we drive for another hour and twenty minutes to Chincheros, where we will see the local colonial church and a little market. Once we’ve finished exploring, our private transportation will drive us one hour back to Cusco. Here, you will be returned to your hotel at approximately 6 pm. 

Meeting point: your hotel in Cusco
Tour departure: approximately 8:30 am
Tour finish time: approximately 6:00 pm
Daily departures with 2+ people



  • Included in Full Day Sacred Valley Tour

    • Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco
    • Private Transport to Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and back to Cusco
    • Professional English-speaking guide who will provide the guided tour
    • 1 Day Tourist Ticket for sites included in this tour
    • Bottle of water and snacks

    Dietary needs: We can cater to any dietary need; just let us know!

    Customizations are very welcome! Just contact us!

Not included

  • Flights/Hotel
  • Dinner
  • Walking poles (poles must have intact rubber bottoms)
  • Items of a personal nature and souvenirs
  • Travel interruption & travel medical/evacuation insurance (required)
  • Tip for your guide(s) and trek staff are optional but highly encouraged if you enjoy your trip



  • Sleeping bags and walking poles (poles must have intact rubber bottoms)
  • Recommend a sleeping bag rated for 20F/-7C or below for this trek
  • Sleeping bag liner (for your sleeping bag if you wish)
  • Mattress pad – while we provide a mattress pad, being rested is essential for a great hiking experience and we find that sleep habits are very individualized. Therefore we recommend bringing your own pad that you know you are comfortable sleeping on, as well as any other sleep items you might want to have (camp pillow, etc).
  • Sunscreen: the sun is very strong in Cusco
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip balm
  • Hiking shoes/boots with good, grippy tread
  • Optional: microspikes in case of excessive snowfall (rare)
  • Hiking pants (or shorts) and shirts (layers)
  • Layers – long underwear and/or warm sleep pants for cold nights
  • Hand warmers if you wish
  • Warm hat, gloves, scarf and thick warm socks (or you can buy a traditional Peruvian hat and scarf – they are beautiful!)
  • Daypack and rain cover
  • Rain gear – rain jacket and rain pants (optional for the pants), can buy an inexpensive poncho before the trek
  • Cash for tipping porters (USD or Peruvian Soles are fine), cooks, horsemen, guides, buying items along the trail, for in town, emergencies, etc. Note: Cash should be in perfect condition (ripped, damaged bills of any kind are NOT accepted anywhere in Peru)
  • Swim suit, flip flops, towel for any hot springs you may visit (not every trek/trip has this) if you wish to go
  • Sandals
  • Torch/flashlight/headlamp (and batteries)
  • Insect repellent if you plan to visit Machu Picchu
  • Hand sanitizer and face covering (for COVID-19 Pandemic)
  • Extra snacks if you wish (beyond snacks provided by us)
  • E.g. if you have a favorite protein bar as Cusco doesn’t sell items like this
  • First aid kit, including blister protection (though your guide will have one, you may wish to carry one of your own)
  • Personal medication and toiletries you might want/need
  • Camera, extra memory cards, batteries and solar panel/power bank
  • Water bottle or water bladder to refill
  • Passport (must be valid 6 months past your final travel dates for most countries)
  • Copies of passport (keep copies separate, give to travel friends to keep, etc)
  • Power plug adapter
  • Travel lock(s) approved by TSA (or they cut them off – US only)
  • Tickets, itinerary, emergency contact information
  • Any medications you currently are taking or need/may need (see suggestions below)
  • Small quick-dry pak towels and/or compostable wipes for a quick wipe down at the end of the day


Prices in USD:

  • 100/person for 6-10 guests
  • 110/person for 3-5 guests
  • 125/person for 2 guests

Private treks, single trekker, custom treks, large groups, and packages welcome! Please email us to customize.


What to carry – Daypacks

On the trail you should carry a day pack with your camera, water bottle or bladder, snacks, hand sanitizer, face mask, cold weather clothing and rain gear or poncho in case of rain (unlikely in dry season – May to October) and anything you will need before dinner as horses do not walk alongside you. A recommended packing list is sent after you book the trip and can be found below under the “what to pack for your trek” tab. We will provide you with a dry bag for your overnight gear to be carried by horses. Your bag will be waiting for you at every campsite. Yes, we can store your luggage for you during the trek. Most hotels/hostels also provide this service.


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