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  • From Cusco: Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour with Lunch

    1. From Cusco: Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour with Lunch

    The first stop on this full-day tour from Cusco is the Mirador of Taray for spectacular views of the Andes and the Sacred Valley. Continue to the town of Pisac, the site of a popular market.. Visit the archaeological site and see the agricultural terraces, Inca cemeteries and royal buildings. Continue to Urubamba and enjoy a buffet lunch at a restaurant. Head to Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to Machu Picchu, and to protect the Incas from possible invasions. Visit the picturesque village of Chinchero on the way back to Cusco, and see the remains of the royal estate of Tupac Inca Yupanqui. See also how locals dye alpaca wool with natural plants of the region.

    Julio was great. He took care of us the whole trip. He was knowledgeable and let us take breaks during the hikes to catch our breath.

  • Cusco: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, & Chinchero Sacred Valley Tour

    2. Cusco: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, & Chinchero Sacred Valley Tour

    Your pickup will be from your hotel in Cusco at 8:10AM, at which point you will travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will begin by visiting the impressive Pisac, which is known as the Inca astronomical observatory. Following that you will enjoy a buffet lunch in Urubamba, where you can enjoy typical Peruvian dishes. Your second point will be the fortress of Ollantaytambo, where you will observe the Temple of the Sun and its impressive monoliths. You'll then continue to the archaeological park of Chinchero, which is an important agrigola site. Whilst at Chinchero you can observe stairs, Inca walls, and the platforms where the locals used to post their llamas and alpacas. You can also observe Andean women who still wear Inca costumes, before you return to Cusco at approximately 7:30PM. Your tour will eventually end near the main square of Cusco.

  • From Cusco: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley 2-Day Tour

    3. From Cusco: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley 2-Day Tour

    Explore the ancient civilization of the Incas on a 2-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Day 1: Start the day with a breathtaking ride through the mountains between Cusco and Pisac, and see the Inca temples on an in-depth tour on arrival. Bargain for colorful textiles in the traditional market, and then experience the “Breadbasket of the Incas” on a scenic drive to Urubamba. Arrive in time for lunch at a local restaurant. Then, explore the pink granite palace at Ollantaytambo, and climb the great stairs of the Temple of the Sun. Feast on local produce at a nearby venue, before ending the day with a train ride to Aguas Calientes, where you can bathe in the hot spring baths and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. Day 2: Catch the first shuttle to Machu Picchu to experience the first rays of the sun as they pass through the ruins of ...

    Both guides were very informative and attentive. The pick-up taxi driver was 20 minutes early, rushing us, and then we had to wait another 20 minutes for some unknown reason, which was altogether an unpleasant beginning. Accommodations were good, food was good, site visits were great. Final driver was prompt and efficient. In general, I would recommend this trip and will certainly consider booking with GYG again.

  • From Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas Full-Day Tour

    4. From Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a full-day excursion from Cusco to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will first explore the village and the ruins of Pisac, founded during the colonial times at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an Incan city. In the main square you can see the market on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, where locals barter their products and artisans from all over the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourdes, antique reproductions, jewelry, and other handicrafts. Next, you'll continue the uphill road to explore the ancient ruins of Pisaq; marvel around the perfectly built houses and temples and enjoy outstanding views over the Valley from the lookouts.  After lunch you will visit Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town which was not overthrown by the conquistadores. Here you can explore the ruins which tower above the town. In the late afternoon...

    The tour was excellent, the guide (Davies Yonathan) and the driver (Sabino) did an amazing job during the two days ( Sacred Valley and 7 Colors Mountain) that we traveled with them. I would highly recommend them as they are knowledgeable, engaging and caring!!!

  • Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour

    5. Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour

    Start the tour with convenient transfer straight from your hotel, and head through the mountains on the way to Pisac. On the way you will make some stops, where you will be able to take pictures and appreciate the sacred valley of the Incas from a beautiful viewpoint. Once in Pisac, you can visit its archaeological centre and its artisan market, full of terraces and temples. Afterwards, you will proceed through the valley to the town of Urubamba, where you can have some lunch. In the afternoon the tour visits the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo where you can learn about its history, magic, and culture. Then, stop at Chinchero, before heading back to your accomodation in Cusco.

  • Cusco Tourist Ticket and Sacred Valley Site Pass

    6. Cusco Tourist Ticket and Sacred Valley Site Pass

    The Cusco Tourist Ticket is a must-have when you visit Cusco and Cusco Region in Sacred Valley. Choose between different circuits for either 1, 2 or 10 days admission to the most important tourist attractions, divided between: Circuit I, 1-Day Pass: Ticket includes entrance in the following archeological sites inside Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay, and Puca Pucara. Ticket valid for usage for 1 day in which you can visit all 4 attractions. Circuit II, 2-Day Pass: Ticket includes entrance in the following archeological sites inside Sacred Valley: Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, and Moray. Ticket valid for usage for 2 days in which you can visit all 4 attractions mentioned. Circuit III, 10-Day Pass: Entrance to the 16 most important archaeological sites and museums of Cusco. With this ticket, enjoy ent...

  • Cusco: 1, 2, or 10-Day Tourist Ticket with Hotel Delivery

    7. Cusco: 1, 2, or 10-Day Tourist Ticket with Hotel Delivery

    Take advantage of savings and enjoy the convenience of the Cusco Tourist Ticket which includes entrances to Cusco’s and Sacred Valley’s most important tourist sites. Benefit from hotel delivery service to your hotel or Airbnb located in the Cusco Historic Center or Wanchaq. Choose from a 1, 2, or 10-day Tourist Ticket:  10-Day Tourist Ticket - Cusco City and Sacred Valley: Entrance to the 16 most important archaeological sites and museums of Cusco. With this ticket, enjoy entrance to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, Tipon, Piquillacta, Pachacutec Inca Monument, Qosqo Native Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, Qorikancha Site Museum, Regional Historical Museum, and Popular Art Museum. Ticket valid for usage for 10 consecutive days in which you can visit all attractions mentioned.

  • Sacred Valley: Ollantaytambo, Chinchero And Yucay With Lunch

    8. Sacred Valley: Ollantaytambo, Chinchero And Yucay With Lunch

    In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven up into the hills to the traditional town of Chinchero, where you can admire breathtaking views of the valley below. Discover the artisan traditions lovingly preserved by the inhabitants of this area, and learn about the inherited knowledge of the Incas. Explore archaeological remains and a beautiful 17th-century church. Then, you will be transferred to the Living Museum of Yucay, a colourful center of Andean tradition. Travel back in time to antiquity through authentic demonstrations of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware. Once you have fulfilled your cultural cravings, enjoy lunch and free time in the stunning village of Ollantaytambo. Visit its archaeological site, untouched since Inca times, and climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain. After you have finished gazing at the majestic beauty of the ...

    Mix of sightseeing and culture. Great for children. Good explanations from guide. Spectacular sites and views.

  • From Cusco: Two Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

    9. From Cusco: Two Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

    Travel through the hills of the Sacred Valley to Písac, a charming traditional town, nestled within green, sloping mountains. Discover how the ancient Inca Empire centered their life around the movements of the sun and natural elements, before meeting some of the civilizations surviving descendants.  Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch, made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Learn their methods for weaving and see how thread and dye are made from the natural world around us. Travel to Ollantaytambo and board the train to Aguas Calientes, Peru, where you will spend the night in a 3-Star hotel. Meet your guide at your hotel in the morning and begin the journey up to Machu Picchu, one of the New7Wonders of the World. Explore the ancient site on a 2.5-hour guided tour and experience breathtaking views of your surroundings from one of the highest peaks in the area. Take the chance to...

  • From Cusco: Machu Picchu 4-Day 1-Night Trip

    10. From Cusco: Machu Picchu 4-Day 1-Night Trip

    Day 1 Be picked up at your accommodation between 1:15 PM - 1:25 PM and take a tour through the city. Visit the cathedral of Cusco, Qorikancha, Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay. The tour will end around 7:00 PM in the main square. Walk to your accommodation from the main square. Day 2 Be picked up at your accommodation between 8:15 AM - 8:35 AM and head to the Sacred Valley. Spend the day exploring the valley and visit Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, and Chincheros. Return to Cusco at around 7:30 PM. Day 3 Be picked up at your accommodation between 6:45 AM - 7:10 AM and travel to Hydroelectric. Arrive at Hydroelectric at around 2:00 PM. Relax with a short break for lunch. After lunch, enjoy a 3-hour walk to the hot waters, where your accommodation is. Listen to a short briefing about the itinerary for the next day. Afterward, you can have dinner and relax ...

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What people are saying about Ollantaytambo Fortress

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 319 reviews

I really enjoyed this tour. It was great to see all of the different Inca sites after having gone to Machu Picchu a few days before. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job operating a bilingual tour. These sites have a lot of stairs (no seriously…a lot of stairs). Between the altitude and my strike against exercise, I definitely struggled. Our guide was super positive and took time to stop and explain things to the rest of the group while I panted in the corner. I very much enjoyed our activity and our wonderful guide!

As a solo traveler, this tour was excellent. This was my first tour on my trip in Peru. The guide was so helpful and informed us of everything every step of the way. I was suffering from a bit of altitude sickness and he made sure I was ok all day. He even took amazing pictures for me. I definitely recommend this tour.

The tour was excellent, the guide (Davies Yonathan) and the driver (Sabino) did an amazing job during the two days ( Sacred Valley and 7 Colors Mountain) that we traveled with them. I would highly recommend them as they are knowledgeable, engaging and caring!!!

It’s a long day but worth it! You’ll get to see some of the top/best sites that the Sacred Valley has to offer. And our guide was really helpful and knowledgeable too!

Julio was great. He took care of us the whole trip. He was knowledgeable and let us take breaks during the hikes to catch our breath.