WHAT PLACES WE WILL VISIT IN THE SACRED VALLEY
X TRAVEL PERU invites you to know the route of the sacred valley, where you will meet Awana cancha, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero.
FIRST PLACE TO VISIT ON THE SACRED VALLEY TOUR IS AWANAQANCHA
Awanaqancha is a weaving center that was created with the aim of keeping the culture of traditional textile art alive, here you can see four members of the South American camelid family, such as llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos, se You will have the opportunity to meet these four camelids, learn about obtaining wool and see native weavers from different areas displaying their different weaving and dress styles.
SECOND PLACE TO VISIT ON THE SACRED VALLEY TOUR IS PISAQ.
The Archaeological Park of Pisac is located 33 km away to the east of the city of Cusco and is one of the most beautiful sites in the sacred valley since it combines the incredible landscape with the magnificent finish of its constructions.
Rather, there are two tunnels located on the hill of Pisac. The first goes north and is 16 meters long; the second goes to the top and is 3 meters.
They are the six colcas of the same size, arranged in rows, which would have served as Inca deposits.
The Inca cemetery:
This cemetery is known as Tankanamarka and can be translated as “launch site”. However, there are approximately 10,000 graves.
Likewise, tiyabacuy is a small neighborhood, located in the lower part of the city. In addition, you can find a perfect seat for two people, carved out of a stone.
Its sides are carved in the shape of hands that are enclosed in a semicircle, which is why it is considered the Temple of the Sun of Pisac.
THIRD PLACE TO VISIT IN THE SACRED VALLEY IS OLLANTAYTAMBO.
Ollantaytambo is an Inca town and archaeological site, it is a monumental work of Inca architecture, it was a strategic military, religious and agricultural center. It is one of the few cities that still maintains Inca urban planning.
The ceremonial sector:
It was mainly dedicated to the cult of “Unu” or “Yaku” (water deities). Also, the Ñusta Bath, which is one of the fountains carved from a single piece of granite.
The Terraces of Ollantaytambo:
It is also a set of terraces that served two purposes: cultivation, and to stop the corrosion of the most important temples in the area. In addition, the Inca Misana and an aqueduct carved in the stones of the mountain also stand out.
The Pincuylluna Center:
In the same way Pincuylluna, means “where the pincuyllo is played”. What’s more, it is an architectural complex that is made up of buildings of three identical and superimposed blocks.
In fact, in the place are the most interesting colcas of the Sacred Valley, because to the left of these you can see a gigantic block of stone that, for the locals, represents the face of an Inca.
FOURTH PLACE TO VISIT IN THE SACRED VALLEY IS CHINCHERO.
Chinchero is built entirely on an Inca settlement of extraordinary extension.
The Chinchero fair is one of the most important in the region not only because Barter is still practiced, an old exchange tradition, but also because of the high quality of the artisan products sold there, recognized internationally for their excellent work and beauty.
Above all, their fertile lands make them excellent producers of potatoes, ollucos, geese, beans, barley and wheat, which constitute the axis of agricultural trade in the area.
WHAT WE WILL DO DURING THE SACRED VALLEY TOUR
First, we pick you up from your hotel, so that we move to our first place of a visit, Awana Cancha, which is a textile and dyeing center, where you will observe how the dyeing is using natural materials, then we go to Pisaq, where we will visit the site archaeological, the guide will give the corresponding explanation, and if you wish you can buy some key rings or souvenirs in the visit to the Pisaq artisan market, we immediately go to Urubamba where we will have the buffet lunch, it is more after lunch we will visit Ollantaytambo which is well known through its streets and its archaeological site and finally we will visit Chinchero where you can observe the bartering or commercial exchange also, you can buy the incredible fabrics and crafts in Chinchero.
SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS TOUR
- 8 am – a pick-up at your hotel.
- Short briefing about the tour.
- Transport to the Sacred Valley.
- Awanacancha – a small farm of lamas, alpacas, vicuñas and huanacos.
- The viewpoint of the Sacred Valley.
- Pisaq – a small town known for its enigmatic Inca monument as well as a handicraft market.
- Urubamba – a tourist town where we have a buffet lunch in a marvelous restaurant.
- Ollantaytambo – an ancient Inca town priding on a massive Inca fortress.
- Chinchero – an Inca architectural site in the same-named town that is also known for its awesome Andean textiles.
- A professional English-speaking Tour Guide.
- Pick-up from your hotel.
- A private vehicle transport during all the Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour.
- Buffet lunch.
- Drop off at your hotel.
- Boleto Turistico (a complex entrance ticket enabling you to enter the most important archaeological sites of Sacred Valley).
- Beverages (apart from those included in the lunch).
- Tips to local staff.
- Any flights.
WHAT TO BRING
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU?
- Original passport,
- Sun cream,
- A cap/hat,
- Bottled water.
- Personal alcohol
- Face shield
The price depends on the number of participants, travel dates and other preferencies. Please inquire about a personalized price.