The Sacred Valley Tours and Activities

The Sacred Valley tours and activities listing, a guide of excursions available while traveling in The Sacred Valley
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The Cusco region has many of its most interesting destinations folded into the pockets of the Sacred Valley. Take a tour Chinchero, Maras, and Moray for a full day of sightseeing some of the most striking innovations of the native Andeans.
On this tour, you'll get to see one of the Andes' most breathtaking sights. In the native language of Quechua, Vinicunca means “seven color mountain.” It is also commonly referred to as “Rainbow Mountain” because of its striped pattern of red, green, and lavender. These colors come from different types of sediment and are due in part to the high altitude.
This 4-day, 3-night tour provides travelers with a comprehensive experience on the Inca Trail. You’ll hike for several days, passing Inca archeological sites and enjoying stunning views before arriving at your final destination—the sacred city of Machu Picchu.
Machu Pichu’s vast ruins have a distinctly Inca layout. Scholars have discovered that many of the site’s buildings have astrological significance. With a design inspired by the stars, Machu Picchu has an implacable hold on the imagination of everyone who tours it.
This 2-day, 1-night tour offers travelers an excellent introduction to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. You’ll take the train to and from Cusco, hike along a section of the Inca Trail towards the Wiñay Wayna archeological site, and explore Machu Picchu. What more could you ask for?
RECOMMENDED FOR: INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED RIDERS 09:00 After beginning our ride at “Hacienda del Chalán”, we cross the Vilcanota river over a traditional suspended bridge. The next part of the path runs along the side of the river crossing through an area of native forest where it is possible to see one of the biggest Inka cementeries along the side of the path. We pass by the village of Yanahuara until we arrive at the Tarabamba suspended bridge that we need to cross to get to salt pans of Maras after climbing a narrow path up to the mountain. 10:45 Arrival and walking tour of the salt pans complex. 11:30 Return to the valley.
The Amaru Community is a unique and small Andean village, whose villagers welcome visitors with native music and beautiful native flowers decoration at the entrance of their houses. Besides a symbolic offering to Mother Earth or Pachamama, as a gratitude for daily life, food abundance, harmony, peace and the opportunity of meeting brothers from different cultures they are great masters in the art of weaving under a unique and authentic tradition from their ancestors.
Take a tour to combine the very best of Peruvian food and adventure. Your dining experience will take place in a transparent dome, suspended 1,312 feet (400 m) in the air, securely fastened to a cliff that looks out over the Sacred Valley. This dining experience is open to a maximum of 12 people, so you and your fellow guests will have enough room to take in the incredible view.
This zip lining trip takes you through the Sacred Valley, and you’ll see a ravine, a river, and the P’acchayoc Canyon. You’ll get to zip across 4 different lines, of different lengths and heights.
RECOMMENDED FOR: BEGINNERS – INTERMEDIATE RIDERS After beginning our ride at “Hacienda del Chalán”, we cross the Vilcanota river over a traditional suspended bridge. The next part of the path goes along the side of the river crossing through an area of native forest where it is possible to see one of the biggest Inka cementeries along the side of the path. We pass through the heart of the village of Yanahuara, cross through many cornfields, and ride until we reach the other part of the river and once again cross the suspended bridge of Paucarbamba and return to Hacienda del Chalán.
On this tour you’ll spend a day exploring the great variety of attractions the Sacred Valley of the Inca has to offer. In the marketplace at Pisac you’ll have the opportunity to buy crafts made by Peruvian artisans. Then you’ll visit the valley itself, and hike through an Inca ruin in one of the nearby mountains.
Get closer to Andean traditions with this ceremony in Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, in the midst of a beautiful landscape. These religious practices predated the Inca, and have survived for many thousands of years. The ritual culminates with a three-part ritual. By the end of the ceremony, practitioners should feel filled with a strong positive energy.
The Sacred Valley of the Inca is one of the most breathtaking sights in all of Peru. It’s surrounded by the breathtaking Andes, and dotted with agricultural terraces and Inca ruins. You do not need any technical skills to go paragliding, just an adventurous spirit and a willingness to soar high above the ground. An experienced, fully certified pilot will guide you through your flight above the valley.
This 3-day ayahuasca retreat gives you the chance to experience a ritual that has the potential to forever change your outlook on life. Ayahuasca is a psychoactive plant, and has a central role in many indigenous spiritual ceremonies. Users typically have a series of visions that many say reveal profound truths about themselves and their place in the universe.
The Perolniyoc Waterfall is a lesser-known sight in the Sacred Valley, just outside of Ollantaytambo. Travelers come here to admire the pristine beauty of the falls – this is a bit more off the beaten path, giving you the chance to experience a natural wonder without crowds. At the top of the canyon, you’ll also get to see the Inca ruins of Raqaypata.
There’s dining in a high-rise, then there’s dining on top of the world. MIL Centro Restaurant lets you touch the sky in Peru. Sample delicious dishes crafted from ingredients that were practically grown in Heaven…or at least really high up. Head 11,706 feet (3,568 m) above sea level where mountains, clouds, and fine cuisine collide.
Take the voyager train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes for an incredible view of the mountains that surround the Sacred Valley of the Inca. This comfortable train has huge, panoramic windows, as well as a host of other services that capture the elegance of train travel from another era.