Full Itinerary: Sacred Valley Tour
This tour is available in Pool Service and in Private Service. In this tour, a private service is highly recommended since it has the big advantage of allowing a customized tour in which you can choose the sites you wish to visit, as well as the duration of the visit in each case, not being subject to a larger group itinerary and timings. Recommended places to visit in the Sacred Valley are the following:
- Pisaq Ruins: Researchers believe the town began as a military post to guard against invasions but it grew into a ceremonial and residential center. Agricultural terraces and steep paths lead up to the hilltop fort, which has huge walls made of polished stone.
- Pisaq Market: Here you will find a large amount of original Artisan work such as pottery, textiles, paintings and a lot more. Sundays are a chance to meet local Quechua people who come from different local coummunities.
- Ollantaytambo Archaeological Site: Spectacular place, it is described as a living Inca town. The residents still strive to maintain their ancient traditions like tilling their fields with foot ploughs. The town takes its name from Ollanta, the Inca general who fell in love with the ninth ruler, Pachacuteq's daughter.
- Chinchero Colonial Village, Church, Site and Andean Market: Dubbed the birthplace of the rainbow. The tenth Inca, Tupaq Yupanqui, reportedly built his palaces here. In the mid-16th century, Manco Onka, the puppet king appointed by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro, burned down the village here by cutting off his Spanish pursuers´supply lines.