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Sacred Valley of the Incas

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Sacred Valley of the Incas

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Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour
$40.00 per adult
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Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco
$38.00 per adult
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Best of Sacred Valley Day Tour Small Group: Pisac, Maras, Moray & Ollantayambo
$81.03 per adult
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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

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Journey deep into the Andes to hike Rainbow Mountain, an important worship site since pre-Inca times. With a mountain guide, safely explore the rainbow-striated mountain and see sights including adobe houses, llama herds, and the Ausangate Glacier. Plus, by going with a group, you bypass the stress of choosing the right trail or organizing your own transport from Cusco. Pack light for this challenging full-day hike: breakfast and lunch are provided.
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Jul 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,022 contributions1,294 helpful votes
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Visiting the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" is absolutely a must for all those travelling between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Last October, after visiting the awesome Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incan Empire, we headed to the ruins of the citadel-fortress of "Sacsayhuaman". Then, "Taray" (with incredible views of the valley) and "Pisac" (the archaeological park and the city's typical market). We stayed overnight in Urubamba, continuing the next morning to the archaeological complex of "Chinchero", visiting also its local market and colonial church. Then, we visited the salt ponds of "Maras", followed by the round agricultural terraces of "Moray" and ending at the archaeological park of "Ollantaytambo" and again at its popular market, as it is almost impossible to skip the numerous colorful souvenir shops. An unforgettable two full days at the "Sacred Valley of the Incas"! Next stop: Machu Picchu tomorrow! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Elena Gunters Greens wrote a review Jun 2020
San Francisco, California34 contributions1 helpful vote
trip through the sacred valley of the incas, it is known many places like pisac, calca, ollantaytambo and chincheros. the tour took all day is good to wear a coat
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Elena Gunters Greens wrote a review Jun 2020
San Francisco, California34 contributions1 helpful vote
The Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the Peruvian Andes, is made up of numerous rivers that descend through gorges and small valleys; It has numerous archaeological monuments and indigenous peoples. This valley was highly appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities. I recommend doing this tour with a travel agency and I did it with Cusco Expeditions, Edgar the owner helped us a lot with his advice. Thank you!!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Joyce B wrote a review Mar 2020
Waukesha, Wisconsin1 contribution
Our tour of Peru turned into a nightmare when the Peruvian government began to close airports. Essentially, the tour guides from Condor travel and employed by Exoticca disappeared when we needed them most. We had only a few hours to get out of Peru. Exoticca offered no assistance with flights. The Condor guide disappeared, too. Exoticca and Condor were fine as long as there were no complications, but disappeared when needed most. Thanks only to our guardian angels, although we had no tickets, we got on a flight from Cuzco to Lima and a flight from Lima to Miami. We were among the fortunate few who got out of Peru. Needless to say, we will never book through Exoticca Travel again. They have offered excuses and apologies. Morally, they ought to refund the full cost of our two-week trip.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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1234texas wrote a review Mar 2020
Dripping Springs, Texas1,576 contributions2,134 helpful votes
Entering the Sacred Valley was one of the objectives of this trip--it has been on our "bucket list" from the moment we saw pictures of the region. We were not disappointed! We flew into the very small Cusco Airport from Lima--which is one of the worst airports we have ever encountered. The Cusco Airport is a gem compared to that of Lima. The city is talking about building a new (much larger) international airport east of town. The good news is that the runways will be significantly longer than the current ones--which are way too short for modern aircraft landing at 9,000 feet! A couple of people in our group were very uncomfortable with the very abrupt landing! Our first stop on the tour through the Sacred Valley was near the Cusco Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the city. The drive up the mountain gives you some great views of the city and lets you see how small the airport is--completely surrounded by buildings. The roads are very steep and very rough as we entered the Parroquia La Virgen Milagrosa (Mother Earth Ceremony) site. For my wife, this was one of her favorite stops. The very quiet and lush area that is beautiful--surrounded by trees and mountains. The woman performer (an Inca Princess) puts on a great show of blessing the group, welcoming us, and blessing the earth. She speaks in the native Inca language--which our guide translated as she prayed and spoke. At the end, she offers to give individual blessings (for a small tip) to those that want one. My wife was pleased with the prayers and blessings because she was one of the few people in our group that had no intestinal issues! As I mentioned, I had some problems that were eventually cured (greatly assisted by drinking ONLY the bottled water). Following the ceremony, we were entertained by a small Andean band with local music. We then had a wonderful meal outside (in a large tent) with some excellent local wine. The meal featured local dishes that were historic in nature. All in all, a really good start for this leg of the trip!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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