01DAY SACRED VALLEY OF INCAS (Cusco)
PRIVATE / SHARED SERVICES
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best options of private & group tours, from Cusco to Sacred Valley, all year around. RUMBO EXPLORA offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
01DAY TOUR SACRED VALLEY OF INCAS
|PRIVATE SERVICE (Price per person)||GROUP SERVICE (Price per person)|
|US$00.00 (based on 02 persons)||
Not included buffet lunch
|US$00.00 (based on 03 persons)|
|US$00.00 (based on 04 persons)|
|US$00.00 (based on 05 persons)|
|On request 06 persons up|
|Pick-up time from the hotel: 7:30am
Private transport starting from hotel for visit Pisac ruins, Ollantaytambo fortress, Chincheros village: All entrance fees included & private guide
|Pick-up time from the hotel: 7:30 – 7:45am
Group transport starting from Plaza San Francisco: 8:00am
Full entrance fees for visit Pisac ruins, Ollantaytambo fortress, Chincheros village US$21. All entrance fees included & guide in group service
|Buffet lunch in Urubamba town. Included during trip
Return to hotel in Cusco: 18:00pm
|Buffet lunch in Urubamba village US$15.00. Not included
Return to Plaza San Francisco: 18:30pm
01DAY TOUR SACRED VALLEY
Pisac ruins, Ollantaytambo fortress, Chincheros village
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – CUSCO: Early morning a guide and driver will pick you up from hotel in Cusco (Peru) then you will be driven to visit the most important sites in the sacred valley of incas. 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: Town 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:
IN PRIVATE TOUR: Private tourist transportation, english-spanish speaking private guide, entrance fees to Pisac ruins, Ollantaytambo fortress, Chincheros village, buffet lunch in Urubamba town. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
IN GROUP SERVICE: Tourist transportation in group service, english-spanish speaking guide in group service, entrance fees to Pisac ruins, Ollantaytambo fortress, Chincheros village. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: For group tours round trip transfer from your hotel to Plaza San Francisco (departure point for the bus to Sacred Valley), lunch.
Note: In private or group tour insurance coverage is not included during the tour. For group services the starting & ending place for the excursion by tourist bus is at Plaza San Francisco.
IMPORTANT: Our tourist transportation vehicles have nation wide circulation permit and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record) + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining & confortable seats, exclusive for our demanding customers. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation.
|BY RUMBO EXPLORA||OTHER LOCAL OPERATORS|
|Technical specificatications: Our modern & new tourist transportation vehicles: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)||Technical specificatications: Few tour operators work with good tourist transportation vehicles as: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)|
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen & first aid kit, telephone charger and maps of Colca valley, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú.||First Aid Kit & Services: Few tour operators provide this service.|
|Insurance policy: Our tourist transportation vehicles have national permit circulation and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record)||Insurance policy: Most of tour operators work with vehicles which have local permits only.|
|Tours guides: We put at your disposal the most qualified staff of tourist guides, with degree of the Institute (3 years) or University (5 years) and certified from the language center of the university and Peruvian-American Cultural Center (US Embassy) with a high level of English.||Tours guides: Some travel agencies are not paying their guides or drivers, hiring them without experience. We are sure that you will be forced to buy souvenirs during the journeys with higher prices, and the guides will try living of their commissions, which can be a bad experience for you. ¡Be aware!|
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 the tour guides in Peru. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca canyon, Lima and Nazca & Paracas, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats 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.