Sacred Valley Vip – Full Day Around Cuzco City
Historical village that conquerors have dimolished the palace of Tupac Inca Yupanqui to establish the colonial church and culture. Nowadays you can get to see the resistance in its inhabitants, as they inhabit the Inca constructions almost intact, in the same town where their ancestors lived and formed the largest and most prosperous nation in South America
Today the village is known as The Rainbow Town and its location is at 28 kilometers northwest of the Cuzco, over 3,870 meters above the sea level, at an intermediate location between the highlands, Sacred valley, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and lakes Piuray and Huaypo.
Experience the laboratory of agriculture from 15th century. This place used to very important to acclimate all wild eateble plants from the valley of the Andes. Today the impressive site of Moray is intact!.
→ The salt mines since pre-Inca time still alive waiting for travelers
→ There are more than 5 thousand salt pans
▬ Ollantaytambo Inca Ruin
Impressive Inka site of Ollantaytambo was a strategical military, religious and agricultural center. The architectural scene is exceptional in its size, style and originality of its architecture. The name comes from Quechua word Ollantay «which was the name of a warrior, whose story was saved as an oral tradition, and written as a drama of Antonio Valdez Urubamba priest in mid-eighteenth century».
During the Inka time the village used to be a Tambo , which means a place where the travelers such as Chaskis or messengers, Quipucamayoc or accountants, runners, warriors, etc. Could get accommodation, food and water. Basically a resting place of travelers in the past.
▬ Pisac Andean Market
The town is very colorful every day, the streets fill to overflowing with artisans selling their goods.
→ The sunday is the best and busiest day to visit by far. Local people from miles around pack up their llamas and donkeys in the early hours of the morning in order to arrive and set up stalls; where they trade vegetables and other products. Even if you’re not a shopper, the market is worth a visit. It’s a great place to take photos and people-watch.
The quality of the goods can be a little imperfect, and, if you’re looking to get a good quality on any one item, you’re better off in a fine gallery or store in Cuzco. On the other hand, the prices are low and it is a great andean market to buy beautiful souvenirs from Pisac.
▬ Pisac Inka Citadel
The second biggest city after Machu Picchu is one of the most incredible place in Cusco. Its name comes from a very common type of Bird in this area known PISAQA or Partridge. Because the pre-Columbian city has a shape of a Andean bird representing the local fauna. Also there is the biggest cemetery of South America, the agricultural terraces, the sundial or intihautana, Qolqas or graneries, water canals, the tunnel and neighborhoods.
Carrying out the Sacred Valley Vip tour you will see the most outstanding places of Pisaq but taking a 1 day hike from Pisac town to citadel is very impressive and you will get to see all Inca city.
► Departures: Everyday
The pick up from your Hotel around 06:30 hrs.
Returns → around 18.00 hrs approximately
Duration → Full Day Tour
Overview On the Sacred Valley Vip Tour
Sacred Valley VIP takes you around the length of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, visiting important Inca ruins of interest of Chinchero, Moray, Salt Mines or Salineras, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Pisac.
In this tour you visit the traditional markets and Inka sites of Cuzco.
The lunch place is in Urubamba, where you can choose buffet or served both meals not included in the itinerary