Routes to Sacred Valley Cusco

ROUTES TO GET TO THE SACRED VALLEY|

Making a trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco will be an incredible journey because you can enjoy the harmony of nature, and what better way considering that there are three routes to get to the Sacred Valley of the Incas? Each of these routes has a different and unique panorama, making this trip an unforgettable experience. Now it’s your turn to choose which roads you like the most; let’s go!

Sacred Valley Tours

WHERE IS THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS LOCATED?

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located in the Peruvian Andes and jungle, is composed of numerous rivers that descend through ravines and small valleys, and also has numerous archaeological monuments and indigenous peoples of the provinces of Urubamba and Calca. It is located 35 kilometers from Cusco and approximately 600 meters below the historic center of Cusco.

WHAT ARE THE ROUTES TO REACH THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS?

Whatever the time of the year you choose to visit this splendorous place, you can select any of the following ways to get there:

  1. 1st Option: From the north of Cusco, enter through the town of Chinchero.
  2. 2nd option: Via the east side of the city, passing through the village of Pisac.
  3. 3rd Option: Through the valley south of the city of Cusco, starting in the town of Tipon.

The three routes to reach the Sacred Valley of the Incas with unique because you can observe and enjoy the diversity of flora, fauna, culture, and people and visit different archaeological sites; it only remains to choose the best route according to your needs.

1ST OPTION: NORTH OF THE CITY OF CUSCO, ENTERING THROUGH THE TOWN OF CHINCHERO.

One of the first routes to reach the Salgado Valley of the Incas is the route that starts from the city of Cusco; in fact, it is the most frequent and known by our visitors. Through this route, you will know places like:

  • Cusco
  • Maras
  • Moray
  • Pisaq
  • Chinchero
  • Calca
  • Urubamba
  • Ollantaytambo

The average time for this tour with a travel agency is approximately 10 hours, of course, with the visit to the archaeological sites in the area, plus a visit to the Textile Center in Chinchero, where the villagers will share with us part of their culture and how they make their fabrics, the process of dyeing their wool.

2ND OPTION: VIA THE EAST SIDE OF THE CITY, PASSING THROUGH THE TOWN OF PISAC.

On the second route to the Sacred Valley, we will head east of Cusco; our first point of arrival will be the town of Pisaq. Here we will be able to visit the following:

  • Pisaq Archaeological Center.
  • The town of Pisaq
  • Pisaq Market

We know Maras, Moray, Calca, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo to continue with the trip by this second route. The travel time will depend a lot if you do it on your own or with a tourist agency; if you want to arrive by this route to the Sacred Valley with an agency, it is recommended to have a minimum group of 4 people with the service will be private.

3RD OPTION: THROUGH THE VALLEY SOUTH OF THE CITY OF CUSCO, STARTING IN THE TOWN OF TIPON

As the last option of the route to reach the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we have the road south of Cusco. The comment is that we offer the South Valley Tour on this side of Cusco. Through this route, you will be able to know the following:

  • Saylla
  • Huasao
  • Tipon
  • Oropesa

In addition to visiting the Sistine Chapel and taking for the road the delicious pieces of bread of Oropesa that you will only find in the district of the same name

RECOMMENDATIONS TO GET TO THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

  • Valid personal documents
  • Cash, preferably Peruvian soles.
  • A change of clothes
  • Backpack with what you need
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen (Also, we recommend at least factor 35 sunscreen)
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho for the rain
  • Water
  • Camera and video camera.

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