Inca Traditions Tour 1D

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Duration: 1 Day
Availability : Every Day.
Depart: Cusco
Destination: Rumira Sondormayo
Min Age : 8
Max People : 12

About the Inca Traditions Tour 1D

Explore centuries-old Inca traditions with us on this immersive cultural tour!

Want to learn more about Peruvian backstrap weaving? Join us on the Inca Traditions tour and enjoy cultural activities in a traditional rural Andean setting.


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Our custom-designed Inca Traditions excursion takes you through the Sacred Valley and offers you a glimpse into traditional life in a remote Quechua village. We also hike through beautiful countryside and stop to visit a little-touristed Incan site along the way.

The Inca Traditions tour is an excellent way to slowly acclimatize before a trek.


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 Inca Traditions Tour 1D

What is Included?


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

Trekking Team

  • English/Quechua/Spanish speaking professional guide

Additional inclusions

  • Live demo of the traditional backstrap weaving process


  • Boxed lunch

What is Not Included?


  • Breakfast on the first morning.
  • Snacks and water


Optional Extras & Upgrades

We offer you the opportunity to personalize your trip 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 aluminium 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
    • Your Boleto Turistico (Tourist ticket)
    • 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 on the Tour

Our whole trekking team know the Rumira Sondormayo region 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

  • The times cited in this Inca Traditions itinerary are approximate. Walking times depend on the group.
  • The program is subject to change, due to weather and other unexpected circumstances
  • When you are visiting people’s homes please be respectful. Please refer to our Responsible Tourism pages. You can also ask for a copy of our Traveler’s Code of Conduct guide.

Ready to Book?

  • Does this tour 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.

Inca Traditions Tour 1D Itinerary

Inca Traditions Part 1: Immerse yourself in Andean culture, and learn about weaving!

To begin our exploration of Inca Traditions, we start early, picking you up from your hotel around 7am. We drive for about 2 hours to the “living Inca village” of Ollantaytambo, the only remaining village laid out according to an Incan plan. Here we will have a chance to stretch our legs and buy some snacks or a coffee before continuing on. Then, we drive for about another hour, up, high above Ollantaytambo and deep into the mountains. You can feel time slowly turning back as we pass through traditional Andean communities where people still wear traditional dress every day. We’re getting closer and closer to experience Inca traditions first-hand!

We will arrive at Rumira Sondormayo, a traditional Quechua community where one of the weaving associations is that the non-profit organization, Threads of Peru ,works with. Members of the weaving association, Puca Turpay, will prepare a weaving demonstration and also give you the chance to buy their weavings.

Inca Traditions Part 2: Walk down the mountain and back in time

After our weaving demonstration, we will begin the walk back down to Ollantaytambo. This pretty hike has us stumbling upon unexpected yet fascinating Inca ruins. With only us and the locals around, you will feel as if you have discovered them for the first time! We pass by acres of terraces and you will appreciate the massive scale of the Inca Empire more than ever before. Most of these Inca terraces are still under cultivation even today, carrying on a different kind of Inca traditions. As we walk, we pass by fields of corn, beans, and other crops.

We will arrive at the well-preserved yet little-visited Inca site, Pumamarca, in time for lunch, after which we will wander amongst these interesting ruins. The exact purpose of Pumamarca is unknown, but it may have been a fortress or control point for access into the Sacred Valley.

Leaving Pumamarca behind, we continue our descent through farmland until we reach Ollantaytambo. If there is time, we can visit this village’s impressive ruins. Note: The Ollantaytambo ruins require the Boleto Turistico (what’s that?) in order to visit, which is not included in the price of this Inca Traditions tour.

We will return to Cusco in the late afternoon by private transport.

Are you interested in learning about Peruvian culture?

For a real cultural immersion, check out our family homestays! Available on many of our Lares treks, you can spend a night with a traditional Andean family.

Peru is an incredibly diverse and culturally rich country. Read more about one of the country’s staples – Peruvian corn – or check out this blog and some of the things that Peru is famous for – besides Machu Picchu!


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Jacob H

Family Traveller

The cultural exchange with the weavers was very meaningful to us. Urbano did a wonderful job as an interlocutor. He was wonderful and very well informed.

13 April, 2022

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