Classic Sacred Valley Tour 1D

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1 day (6-8hrs)
Availability : Any day with 2 people.
Depart: Cusco
Max People : 12

About the Classic Sacred Valley Tour 1D

This Sacred Valley Tour is a long but rewarding day for those who want to experience the best of the Sacred Valley in a short amount of time.

Choose from one of two itinerary options on this Sacred Valley for the best fit to your Peru travel plans!

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The lowland area between Pisac and Ollantaytambo is known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a place which held great significance in Inca Culture. The Sacred Valley has a milder climate than Cusco and on this Sacred Valley Tour we will see a succession of picturesque villages, agricultural terraces, and many archaeological sites as we drive through it.

If you have more time, we recommend an overnight stay in the Sacred Valley, allowing you more time to soak up some of the relaxed atmosphere.



Prices are per person in USD, based on group size. We do not have fixed-date group departures. If you do not want to book a private tour, please see our Trekkers Wanted page for a list of open departures within your dates.

2 people


3 people


4-6 people


7+ people


High quality personalized experience

Unique, off-the-beaten track routes

Experienced staff

Verified sustainability practices

$20 of every trek donated to Threads of Peru

Important Details About the Classic Sacred Valley Tour 1D

What is Included?


  • Collection from your hotel on the morning of trek departure
  • Private transport to/from Cusco as described in the itinerary

Additional inclusions

Trekking Team

  • English/Quechua/Spanish speaking professional guide


  • Buffet lunch at a restaurant in the Sacred Valley

What is Not Included?


  • Breakfast on the first morning.
  • Snacks and water


  • Hotel in Ollantaytambo


  • Tips for the guide

Optional Extras & Upgrades

We offer you the opportunity to personalize your trek and make your experience more comfortable through our Optional Extras and Upgrades. All options are available during the reservation process; please ask your sales consultant for more information.

Equipment Available for Rent

    • Light-weight aluminum walking stick. Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes.

Optional Activities


    • When calculating the cost of renting equipment, calculate using the length of the entire trip, not just the number of trekking days.
    • Please be careful with rented equipment! You are responsible for the cost of replacement if something is damaged or broken.
    • Any upgrades or trip extensions must be requested at time of booking.

What to Pack

Cusco can experience every season in a single day, so you should be prepared for sun and rain, cold and hot weather! We recommend a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, sweater, rain gear or plastic poncho, winter hat or toque and gloves. In addition, you should bring:

    • A light day pack to carry your things
    • Water bottle and snacks
    • Money for snacks, souvenirs and tips

You can also see What To Bring for our comprehensive recommendations on what to pack for a trek in the Andes. For more great suggestions, check out our blog about How to Prepare for a Trek in Peru.

Available Discounts

  • 5% off a day tour listed price when you also book a 3-day or longer trek operated by Apus Peru
  • Youth 12-17: 5% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
  • Children 5-11 years: 15% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
  • Children 0-4 years: 75% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking. Children under 4 will not count towards the total number of guests in a group, but will be charged 25% of the per person price based on final group size. For example, a group of 4 adults and one child under 4: adults will be charged the full price per person based on a group size of 4 and the child will be charged 25% of the per person price for a group of 4. Children under 3 will not be considered to occupy a seat on any train or bus, and instead must ride on a parent’s lap. Car seats, cribs and other baby needs may not be included and must be discussed in advance. For more information about travelling with infants and toddlers, please see this blog as well as the Age Requirements section of our Booking Conditions.

Remember that scans of the student card (for students) or passports (for children) need to accompany the booking in order to be eligible for the discount.

Guides & Safety

Our whole trekking team is native to the region and know the Sacred Valey like the back of their hand! They are some of the warmest, endearing and wonderful people you are ever likely to meet.

Our guides are all licensed and receive regular training. They share their experience, professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm with our passengers on every trek.

Get to know our team!

Trekkers Wanted

Want to join a trek? Ready to confirm a departure date of your own, but interested in having others join you? Then Trekkers Wanted is for you! Our innovative Trekkers Wanted system matches people up who are interested in hiking the same trek, bringing costs down and multiplying the fun for everyone!

Read More about Trekkers Wanted, post your trek or search for confirmed departures!

Important Info

  • Each guide has their own preferred route and so the route you trek might not correspond exactly to the route described here.
  • The times cited in this itinerary are approximate. Walking times depend on the group.
  • The program is subject to change, due to weather and other unexpected circumstances

Ready to Book?

  • Does this trek sound like just what you were looking for? If you’re ready to book or just want to find out a bit more information, fill out the Inquiry Form in the top right-hand corner of this page to get the ball rolling. You’ll be connected with one of our amazing sales people who will be able to turn your dream of hiking in the Andes into a reality. For more information on the entire booking process, please see our How To Book page.
  • Travel insurance is a must! World Nomads offers travel insurance for adventure activities.


Option A - Cusco to Cusco (Code CSV1-A)

    We head out of Cusco around 8am towards the high mountain village of Chinchero, famous for its weaving and spectacularly sited at a high altitude (3800m / 12,500 ft). On this version of the Sacred Valley Tour, we are traveling in the opposite direction as most agencies in order to avoid the crowds.

    In Chinchero, we will visit a weaving center and be treated to a demonstration of traditional weaving and dyeing techniques. If we’re there on a Sunday, we’ll also visit the famous Chinchero market!

    From Chinchero, we’ll enjoy jaw-dropping vistas as we descend into the Sacred Valley, continuing on towards Ollantaytambo. This quaint Inca city is the only existing town that is laid out according to an Inca plan, and it features an impressive set of terraces leading from the village center.

    We will have a buffet lunch in Urubamba before heading to Pisac, our final stop for the day. In Pisac we will first visit the attractive ruins, built with breathtaking audacity by the Incas high above the town, and then descend to the artisan market, one of the biggest in all of South America! After this, we head back to Cusco, and transfer to your hotel.

Option B - Cusco to Ollantaytambo (Code CSV1-B)

    This is the “standard” Sacred Valley Tour itinerary. We will start out early, leaving Cusco to Pisac where we will begin by exploring that city’s ruins.

    The Pisac ruins are some of the finest and largest in the entire valley. Despite the excellent condition of many of the structures, little is conclusively known about the site’s actual purpose. It appears to have been part city, part ceremonial center, and part military complex. It might even have been a royal estate of the Inca emperor Pachacutec. It was certainly a religious temple, and although it was reinforced with the ramparts of a massive citadel, the Incas never retreated here to defend their empire against the Spaniards (and Pisac was, unlike Machu Picchu, known to Spanish forces).

    After visiting the ruins, we will descend to the village of Pisac itself, famous for its tourist market where hundreds of stalls crowd the central square. The square is marked by a small church, San Pedro el Apóstolo, and massive pisonay trees. 

    Leaving Pisac, we head towards Urubamba where we will visit a traditional ceramics factory where we can purchase beautiful earthenware. After visiting the ceramic factory we will have lunch in Urubamba, then continue on to Ollantaytambo with the impressive Inca terraces of resistance (to avoid landslides). The archaeological site consists of a series of superimposed terraces of carved stones accessed by long staircases.

    The design of Ollantaytambo village and the majority of its foundations date from the Inca era when it was a strategic military, religious, and agricultural center. You will have time to stroll in the picturesque streets after settling in at your accommodations.

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Brent M.

Couple Traveller

Such an amazing day in the Sacred Valley. Every stop brought its own interest and joy. Boneth was so pleasant and knowledgeable. She had the answer to every question. She allowed great flexibility between the needs of both me and my wife. The driver was always at the ready and took the best paths.

10 September, 2022

Vestanna M.

Couple Traveller

Wonderful view and amazing experience. [I was] very happy, I wish I could have stayed longer. Our driver was amazingly skilled and friendly. Boneth was very helpful and knowledgeable of the area, made me feel at ease.

10 September, 2022

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