Just a one-hour drive from Cusco, shadowed beneath the emerald Andean peaks lies the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here, you’ll find peaceful villages that modernity has barely touched as well as Inca ruins, such as those near Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Mild weather, rousing scenery and interesting terrain attract adventure enthusiasts who come here to enjoy rafting, mountain biking, hand-gliding, paragliding, horseback riding and trekking.
The Sacred Valley tour is one of the most popular tours in the region. The Sacred Valley of the Incas was a crucial area for the Inca Empire and it functioned as both an agricultural, spiritual and political center for them.
Throughout its length there are many Inca and Pre-Inca sites that can be found, and the Sacred Valley tour visits the 2 main sites, Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Lasting a full day, you will get to appreciate the fine works of craftsmanship that the Incas produced and see the beautiful scenery of the Sacred Valley. Many tourists opt to do this tour just before their visit to Machu Picchu, as you can choose to finish in Ollantaytambo from where you take the train on to Aguas Calientes (the town at the base of Machu Picchu). We offer a tour that specifically combines the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. It is a two-day/1 night tour.