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Sacred Valley Tour Group Service

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The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a valley in the Andes of Peru, 22 kilometres (12 miles) at its closest north of the Inca capital of Cusco. It is located in the present-day Peruvian region of Cusco. In colonial documents it was referred to as the "Valley of Yucay." The Sacred Valley was incorporated slowly into the incipient Inca Empire during the period from 1000 to 1400.

The valley, running generally west to east, is understood to include everything along the Urubamba River between the town and Inca ruins at Písac westward to Machu Picchu. The Sacred Valley has elevations above sea level along the river ranging from (9,800 ft) at Pisac to (6,730 ft) at the Urubamba River below the citadel of Machu Picchu. On both sides of the river, the mountains rise to much higher elevations, especially to the south where two prominent mountains overlook the valley: Sahuasiray (19,088 ft), and Veronica (19,334 ft) in elevation. The intensely cultivated valley floor is about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) wide on average. Side valleys and agricultural terraces expand the cultivatable area.

The valley was formed by the Urubamba river, also known as the Vilcanota River, or Willkamayu (Quechua). The latter, in Quechua, the still spoken language of the Inca Empire, means the sacred river. It is fed by numerous tributaries which descend through adjoining valleys and gorges, and contains numerous archaeological remains and villages. The Sacred Valley was the most important area for corn production in the heartland of the Inca Empire and access through the valley to tropical areas facilitated the import of products such as coca leaf and chile peppers to Cusco.

Places that are visited in the Sacred Valley tour:
• Pisac Market
• Pisac archeological site
• Ollantaytambo archeological site
• Ollantaytambo town (if time permits)
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Departure Point
CUSCO, PERU
Duration
24h
Inclusions
  • Round-trip transportation
  • English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Exclusions
  • Tourist Ticket for entry into archeological sites
  • Meals
  • Tips
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Sacred Valley Tourist Ticket: 70 soles per person (not included in the tour price) – this can be purchased the day of your tour
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Water
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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After Cusco, on your way to Puno to visit Lake Titikaka, one should definitely fo this tour which is rich in content in terms of history snd culture. You will visit pre Inka era pyramids, colonial churches and historical sides. You have stop overs where you can enjoy peruvian
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Action Peru Treks were over the top professional, informative, and so proud of their country and culture. We had Christian as our private tour guide and he made our tour perfect!! We were able to stop and try foods along the way, given info on all the flora and fauna, as well as
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By: Action Peru Treks
696 reviews
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jeffn113
10
Incredible Adventure with Action Peru Treks!
As a very inexperienced camper and average level hiker, I was blown away at how prepared and organized our team
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Joakim N
Bromma, Sweden
10
Flawless from the day we booked to the day we said goodbye to our private guide
Professional email correspondence, extensive information beforehand, great briefing in Cusco, and an absolutely
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jhorton226
10
Incredible Experience on the 4D/3N Classic Inca Trail Trek!
My husband and I trekked the Inca Trail with Action Peru Treks in early December 2019, and we had a simply
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cooliokats
Toronto, Canada
24
Amazing short Inca trail with Christian P
I went at the end of November to do the private short Inca trail with Christian P as our guide. The whole
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Y6264EMcolleenf
10
Wonderful memories!
Our trip with Action Perú Treks was incredible! Fredy, our guide, took the time to get to know us and adjusted the
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Anish W
34
Short Inca trail w Christian P
We did the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu in November this year. We spent 2 days in Cusco to acclimate to the
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fyiforburns
Cleveland, Ohio
8035
Wow! What great memories and a superb experience. Great job Action Peru Trek
This Salkantay Trail is not for the faint of heart. But the views are heart stoppingly beautiful. The highest
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523kellyo
20
Fantastic experience!
I did the 4 day/3 night Ancascocha trek and it was absolutely stunning, so glad I did it! The scenery was
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WeiT244
20
I endorse APT
Based on my experience with APT, I highly appreciate the way they do business, treat their customers, and how much
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EmilyD1591
20
Fantastic experience!
If you are looking to do a trek we highly recommend this company, they are local and go out of their way to ensure
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337basm
Lima, Peru
30
Amazing experience with a great guide
The visit of the Machu Picchu was for us - as it is for many - the planned highlight of our Peru trip. The short
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kd_mariee
10
An unforgettable adventure with Action Peru Treks that was equally challenging and rewarding!
My friends and I had determined that we wanted to hike to Machu Picchu. At the time, we discovered we were too
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beachlovermo
United States
511
Short Inca Trail with Action Peru Treks
The hike was challenging for us but we had a great time. Poli was an excellent guide. The excursion was well
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BethanyCap
10
Amazing Trip!!
We decided on the Short Inca Trail since we wanted to explore more of Peru in our limited timeframe. The Short
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Ioanna_Tsouma
Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
1819
Excellence
We booked the Lares trek with Action Peru after friend's recommendation. These guys are just pure professionals.
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  • Duration: 24h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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