SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco around 7:50 am TO 8:15 am and begin our journey. We will meet up with the rest of the group and drive to pisaq to discover our first Inca ruins of the tour. In Pisaq, you can see magnificent Inca remains and the ancient architecture and engineering of the Inca temples will sweep you off your feet. Our guided tour of the Pisaq ruins takes about 2 hours and then we will head back into the town to visit the most colorful and traditional local market in Pisaq. Here you can buy traditional textiles for great prices and support the local economy. After our visit to the market, our sightseeing continues and we will continue our drive through beautiful Sacred Valley. This area was the breadbasket of the Incas and still produces large amounts of corn on the Inca terraces that will be visible along the ride. Our next destination is Urubamba, where we´ll arrive around 1:00 pm to enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants. From Urubamba, it is just 30 minutes to get to the last Inca ruin site of the day known as ollantaytambo. This site was built with pink granite rocks and is another impressive example of Inca craftsmanship. Here you can see the second biggest rock from the Inca’s time which was used as part of the Temple of the Sun. After your tour, you will have extra time to wander around the site, Afterwards, we will return to chinchero Located 30km from Cusco, the small village of Chinchero sits high atop the plains of Anta at 3,762 metres. The village boasts incredible views across the region with three of the major mountains in the region dominating the skyline – Cordillera Vilcabamba and the snow-capped summit of Salkantay Afterwards, we will return to Cusco.