Tours and Tickets by Valentin's Pachamama Journeys
Cusco by Night: Planetarium Cusco, Dinner, and Pisco Sour
This guided nighttime tour takes you on a curated night out designed to showcase the best of what Cusco, the Peruvian capital, has to offer. With a small group of just eight people and a guide, see the city sights lit up in the Cusco Historic Center, go stargazing at the Planetarium, and wind up with an authentic Peruvian dinner and a pisco sour.
Maras, Moray, and Chinchero Cooking Class Full-Day Tour from Cusco
Discover the archeological wonders and cultural heritage of Cusco’s Sacred Valley on this full-day tour. Watch a traditional weaving demonstration and take part in a Quechan cooking class in Chinchero, then admire the Inca circular terraces of Moray, and tour the ancient salt mines of Maras.
Private Cusco, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman Full-Day Tour
Discover Cusco’s UNESCO-listed center and remarkably preserved Inca ruins on this full-day tour and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit the archeological sites of Puka Pukara, Sacsayhuaman, and Tambomachay; admire Cusco landmarks including Plaza de Armas, Coricancha temple, and Cusco Cathedral; and browse the stalls at San Pedro market.
Private Ollantaytambo, Pisac Ruins Tour with Farm Visit, Gourmet Picnic Lunch
Soak up the majestic views of the Sacred Valley while traveling between two Inca sites: Ollantaytambo and Pisac. With a private guide you can take your time and learn all about the archaeological ruins. Plus, savor a chef-prepared lunch at a local farm. Take the guesswork out of travel from Cusco: your private transport includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
Cusco Local Tastes and Flavors
Taste your way through Cusco on a culinary tour of the city’s street food and markets. Travel by public transport along with a guide to the San Jeronimo market, a chicheria (seller of fermented corn drink), and a traditional restaurant, learning about the food and Peruvian culture as you go. Additional stops include a textile organization and medicinal plant center.
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Sonia M wrote a review Jul 2020
Dallas, Texas2 contributions5 helpful votes
During these many months of CoVid-19, I've often looked back at some of my most meaningful travel moments... The inability to freely move as far and wide as I once would-- has created space and time for me to look at life's experiences through a different lens. I first met Valentin and his group during a yoga retreat in April 2018. They took our group everywhere in the Sacred Valley- Cusco, Machu Picchu, even creating opportunities for smaller groups who wanted to venture out (we did cooking classes, Rainbow Mountain, the salt mines... on and on- never having to worry about planning anything ourselves - or fearful that the experience might somehow be subpar.) This team is so incredibly knowledgable, accommodating, and hardworking. Every task is done cloaked in loving-kindness. They are trustworthy and fluent in English, Spanish & Quechua. I hope that once you can travel (or if you currently are traveling) you select Valentin's Pachamama Journeys to lead the way. You will be so grateful for the rich and colorful experience they provide, as I am. Blessings, and may we soon return to breathtaking Peru. Namaste.…
Date of experience: April 2020
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Clodagh G wrote a review Jul 2020
48 contributions15 helpful votes
Valentin and co were are guides on our International Yoga trip to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. The trip itself was a once in a lifetime experience but was made even better by our guides. Their local knowledge, storytelling and professionalism enhanced the trip, they arrived every day with a smile and felt like family when we had to leave!…
Date of experience: September 2019
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Jaro S wrote a review Jul 2020
Calabasas, California30 contributions4 helpful votes
We went to Salt Mines and it was something out of this world! Breathtaking colors, platforms, just magical atmosphere like we were on a different planet. Valentine and crew gave us fantastic tour and explained to us the whole process of extraction of the precious salt. At the end of the tour we could buy dark chocolate with salt and our group bought it all!!…
Date of experience: October 2019
kcschurtz wrote a review Jul 2020
Pleasant Valley, Virginia13 contributions3 helpful votes
If you are looking for the most knowledgeable guide, look no further than Valentin. His team is simply the best; knowledgeable, fluent in English as well as Spanish and Quechua, each guide knows the history of Peru and the Andes. You could not ask for a better experience! Book now! You will not regret your decision!…
Date of experience: June 2020
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olesa wrote a review Jul 2020
This trip was amazing and I give a lot of credit to Valentin and his team! Through out the tour Valentin was very engaged with the group, light hearted, knowledgeable, always had an answer to our questions, funny, overall just an absolute delight to have them guide us. Really enhanced each experience at the sites and throughout the tour. Peru and Sacred Valley are amazing in their own right, but to have Valentin guide our tour, really made our trip! Can't wait to go back and will definitely be booking a tour with this team again! Thank you Valentin and your team for everything!!…
Date of experience: August 2019
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