Explore the amazing landscapes of the Sacred Valley and visit Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Maras, Moray, and Salineras, on a full-day tour from Cusco. Perfect choice for those who have fewer days in Cusco and are willing to discover more places.
Super Sacred Valley Tour is a specially designed itinerary that allows you to explore more archeological sites in one day. On this tour, you will drive from the highlands of Cusco, across the Andes into the fertile lands of the Sacred Valley.
Enjoy the spectacular views of the Sacred Valley starting the day by visiting Pisaq market, Ollantaytambo, Moray, and finally Maras Salienras before going back to Cusco. Drop off at your Hotel
Highlights of the Super Sacred Valley
- Book with Confidence and Flexibility and change date with no fees
- All-inclusive tour (Entrance fees, Lunch, Tour Guide, Transportation)
- Visit Pisaq market, Ollantaytambo, Moray, and Maras Salt Mines
Price per person: 150.USD
To book the Super Sacred Valley Tour, you need to make an initial payment of 50.USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online, in installments, or Cusco with any credit card at no booking fees at all.
Cusco – Pisaq – Ollantaytambo – Moray – Maras – Salineras
After being collected from your hotel at 7:30 am, you will drive with your tour guide to the first stop at Mirador Taray to marvel at the Sacred Valley’s spectacular view, the Andes’ eastern mountain range Urubamba River. The Sacred Valley was one of the most important agricultural centers during the Inca Empire and remained the same.
Later, you will continue to Pisaq archeological site, an ancient Inca settlement located in the upper part f the town with the same name. Visit the impressive agricultural terraces that start at the bottom of the valley and ends at the top of the mountain, perfectly adapted to the mountain shape, and see the most extensive Inca cemetery that houses more than 10000 tombs.
After exploring the site, you will drive to Pisac town to discover and bargain in the handicraft market. It is very famous because the local artisans sell their handcrafted products directly to the tourist. The market is open every day, and it gets busier during Sundays when the local villagers arrive at Pisaq, sell their vegetables, and get what they need. Next is a 1.5 hours drive to Ollantaytambo to visit the Inca fortress.
Your adventure continues exploring Ollantaytambo, another impressive Inca Site with a remarkable urban architecture where locals are still using the same building, doorways and using the same Inca street with water channels running since the Inca times. Besides, you will explore the Inca ruins, see impressive stonework in the temples and learn how the Incas transported the ebnormi¿ous rocks from one mounatin to another.
After enjoying a delicious lunch serve with fresh products from the region, You’ll drive to the highlands and out of the Sacred Valley to visit Moray, the mysterious circular shape farming terraces used probably for agricultural experimentation. Afterward, move on to picturesque Maras town, famous because they are salt producers since Inca Times. Explore the more than 3000 salt ponds, learn the harvesting process, and buy souvenirs before returning to Cusco around 6.30 pm.
Places we visited during the Super Sacred Tour.
Pisaq is one of the most beautiful archeological sites from the Inca Empire. They are located on a mountain top, very well protected from possible invasion. This stunning place houses one of the largest Ancient Inca Cemetery with more than 10000 tombs. Explore the urban area surrounded by impressive walls and marvel at the sophisticated agriculture terrace system adapted to the mountain shape.
Located in the central part of the current city, the colonial-style city of Pisaq is famous for housing the most significant handcrafted goods and textile markets. The market is tourist-oriented nowadays, but we can still see local people from the surrounding villages arrive at the town with vegetables and goods to sell and shop from the city for what they need to return home on Sundays. This tradition comes from the Inca Period, where Pisaq was a trading center where Incas used to exchange products with other cities.
Ollantaytambo, a former political, economic, and administrative center in the northern part of the Inca Empire, was used as a Stronghold during Ollantaytambo’s Battle in 1537 Inca emperor Manco Inca’s forces and Spanish conquistadors led by Hernando Pizarro. The town has been continuously occupied since the 14th century, lying over the Inca foundation with cobblestone streets and water canals that still brings water to the city. The locals still use the roads and original doorways. Also is wonderful the religious Archaeological site with temples built with enormous granite boulders brought from another mountain located 5 km away.
Located in teh upper of the Sacred Valley, Moray is home to 4 terraced circular shape depressions on the ground. The deepest depression is 30 meters deep; it is widely believed that this natural depression was used as Greenhouses. The different levels on each terrace have different temperatures, and this is how there were used for agricultural experimentation and adaptation of different crops to different climates.
Located near the town of Maras, Salineras contains more than 3000 salt ponds. The spring with salty water is located in the upper of the complex. Maras’ villagers collect the salt using the evaporation system, which takes up to a month to get the salt and deliver it to local markets. Each member of Maras village owns a certain number of ponds, and they all make a Local company called MARASAL.
Included on Super Sacred Valley with Maras Moray tour
- Pick up and drop off from your hotel at any location.
- Exclusive modern Transportation
- Professional English speaking Tour Guide
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- Entrance ticket to all the places we visit
Not Included on the tour
- Personal expenses (Souvenirs, drinks)
What you need to take to the Super sacred valley
- Warm clothes for the morning and afternoon
- Rain gear just in case
- Suncream, Insect repellent
- Water, snacks
- Extra money in cash
Important to know before booking
- Minimum of 2 people needed to depart
- Extra money needs for drinks or Souvenirs.