SACRED VALLEY 01 DAY
2018 DAILY DEPARTURES
PRIVATE / SHARED SERVICES
Price per person: US$63.00
Price upon Request: By Private Transportation & Guide
The tour INCLUDES the combined entrance fees to Pisac Ruins, Ollantaytambo fortress and Chincheros village US$24, English-Spanish speaking guide for 01Day, buffet lunch, private tourist transportation which is included sales tax 18%. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. Other local companies 2016 prices 01DAY TOUR SACRED VALLEY, by shared Tourist transportation: US$65 (2016), US$60 (2016), US$63 (2016). For full details see below.
PISAC: Located 33 km away from Cusco in the Sacred Valley of Incas on the Vilcanota river, the population has a part Incan and colonial other. Pisac is formed by a set of enclosures on top of a mountain that may have been houses, aqueducts, trails, bridges, cemetery walls and big areas of agriculture terraces, its walls are built with large blocks polished stones with extraordinary symmetry and accuracy. The traditional market of Pisac still retains its usual custom of bartering (exchange goods without using money).
URUBAMBA: Located 57 kilometers away from Cusco to 2875 masl considered as the biblical paradise, today Urubamba is one of the prettiest villages in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The City of Urubamba was one of the major agricultural centers of the Incas, adjacent to the city are Inca terraces and are pre-Columbian walls, likewise famous for its chicha de Jora drink made based on fermented corn. Urubamba currently produces the best corn in the world (about 50 types of corn) and an abundance of fruits such as peach, cherry tree, quince and strawberries, as the area has a perfect climate all year round.
OLLANTAYTAMBO: Ollantaytambo located 90 km away from Cusco, built by Pachacutec to watch over the entrance to the valley and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes of the jungle. This place is the only city of the Incas of Peru which is still inhabited because it has complex archaeological, administrative, livestock, agricultural and outstanding urban planning, are built on a 600 ha. Ollantaytambo was the headquarters of Manco Inca and from there organized the attack against Hernando Pizarro out victorious and that battle is remembered as the greatest victory of Manco Inca against the Spanish. After Manco Inca in 1537 received a letter from Diego de Almagro as he returned from his failed expedition of Chile where he proposed to join forces and conquer Cusco but Manco Inca did not believe him and threw him Urubamba Valley. We will have the opportunity to walk through the narrow streets and get a clear idea of what was this strategic military, religious and cultural life during the Inca Empire.
CHINCHEROS: Located 28 km away from Cusco to 3780 masl with a population of 10,000 people, during the Inca time was strategically located at the road leading to Machu Picchu, the plateau is surrounded by lagoons Huaypo and Piuray, likewise of the snowy picks Salcantay, Soray and Veronica. Chinchero was founded by the Inca Tupac Yupanqui, who built terraces, aqueducts, baths, temples and the great royal palace (1480), where he currently is seen in the main square colonial buildings on an Inca building. On Sundays in the traditional market you can see to the locals practicing the barter system (exchange of goods without using money).
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The tour INCLUDES the combined entrance fees to Pisac Ruins, Ollantaytambo fortress and Chincheros village US$24, English-Spanish speaking guide for 01Day, buffet lunch, private tourist transportation which is included sales tax 18%. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. Our land transportation vehicles have comfortable seats + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + 2 types of insurances as Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance SOAT Transit, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record exclusive for foreign + comfortable seats, oxygen & first aid kit, panoramic windows + reclining seats.
NOT INCLUDED: For group tours / shared services transfer back from Regocijo Plaza (main square) to Hotel.
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with association of the tour guides – Cusco. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.