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Sacred Valley Community - Small Group Tour

Sacred Valley Community - Small Group Tour

Sacred Valley Community - Small Group Tour

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Depart from Cuzco for the town of Pisac, located in the heart of the Sacred Valley on the Urubamba river. The Sacred Valley was very important for the Inca Empire. The Incas built great citadels, scientific stations, and cities throughout this valley.

Pisac is a great place to see Andean life up close. As well as having a Sunday mass given in the Quechua language, Pisac is also home to a bustling craft market where the barter system is still an accepted method for buying goods.
We first stop by Pisac's magnificent archeological site, which boasts incredible views of the town of Pisac and the surrounding valley, before exploring the famous Pisac market. Barter for a few items yourself before heading out of town to a smaller community
Communities are still living in a very traditional way cultivating wheat, potatoes, corn, beans and quinoa to name a few. The region is home to 3000 varieties of potatoes and is essential to the Andean cuisine.
Afterwards, it will then be time to thank the host and visit the near by Ollantaytambo archaeological site for an insight into the past. Then make your way back to Cuzco through more incredible landscape, land of stories and anecdotes that your local guide will share on the way.
After Pisac, we will stop in Urubamba town which is the capital of the Sacred Valley where there are many options for lunch. After our lunch break, we will continue our journey further into the Sacred Valley, stopping along the way in a "chicheria", a local place for drinking "chicha" (corn beer) and play local games.
We then continue on to Ollantaytambo. Once in Ollantaytambo, we start out on foot in order to go beyond the traditional sites to also explore the smaller ancient streets, visit local houses and experience a day in the life of a local community. Depending on the activity of that day, we can learn how local people knit and dye textiles and hear stories of their local beliefs and religion.
After thanking our hosts in the traditional houses, we will continue on by foot to our final destination and highlight, the Ollantaytambo archaeological site. Then we make our way back to Cusco, where the tour ends.

Includes
- Hotel pick-up
- Lunch (until 31 December 2013)
- Activity at the community (until 31 December 2013)
- Entrance fee to the Ollantaytambo archaeological site
- Entrance fee to the Pisac archaeological site (starting 01 January 2014)

Excludes
- Hotel drop-off
- Meals and drinks (starting 01 January 2014)
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs

Please Note
- Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.
- As Latin Americans can be very concerned of appearance, it is recommended for guests to be conservative in their outfits. Outside of beach areas, halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.
- Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.
- Drop-off will be at the Main Square at Cusco.
- Starting 01 January 2014, the tour will be 8 hours long.
Languages
English

A partir de 83 €

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