It’s time to hit the road again as you make your way to your next destination. Your private transfer will take you from your hotel to the airport to continue discovering Peru further or travel towards your next destination.
Once you arrive in Cusco, you’ll be warmly welcomed and taken on a journey of discovery through the Sacred Valley to your accommodation where you can get settled and rest. As Cusco is seriously high up at 11,155 ft. above sea level, today is about acclimatizing and avoiding soroche (altitude sickness) while also being able to see some of the highlights of the Sacred Valley. Staying in the Sacred Valley which is at about 9,500 ft. above sea level will help you acclimatize quicker so you can get up and explore this beautiful region with a lower risk of getting altitude sickness.
You’ll be taken in a full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, alongside the Vilcanota River, where you will find native communities, impressive terraces and many important archaeological sites. In this tour you will visit Pisac Indian Market, one of the most popular and picturesque of the indigenous markets in the Cusco region. Travelers from all over the world come to purchase all manner of textiles, ceramics, jewelry, ponchos, rugs, hats, gloves, Andean instruments, ceramics, alpaca and llama woven clothing, and a host of lovely souvenirs. And although you can visit it every day, the Sunday market is magnificent, mass is celebrated in Quechua and the worthy “varayoc” (local authorities) attendance adds enrichment to the celebration. Your tour will continue to Pisac ruins, perched magnificently at the entrance to a great gorge, the citadel looks the Urubamba Valley and town of Pisac from above. Pisac was situated strategically along a road that connected the Inca Empire with the jungles of the east, and the site is an impressive reminder of just how advanced the civilization was in terms of building and agriculture.
Afterwards you will make a stop for lunch and in the afternoon you will visit the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, which has original Inca houses, streets and the fortress towering above the village. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Included: Private transfer to the airport; Private guided tour of Pisac Market & Ruins with pick up at the airport and drop off in the Sacred Valley; Entrance fees; Accommodation in the Sacred Valley. (Meals – Breakfast).