Circuit Of The Sacred Valley Of The Incas
The sacred valley as its name tells it is a place of fertile lands that were used by our ancestors for the production of their products at present can still be appreciated different tambos archeological sites that is found in each place.
The sacred valley is a day trip, the tour starts with the pick up from your hotel in the city of Cusco, the tour is done by bus with a guide that will explain the entire route the places you visit are:
Pisaq. Písac is divided in two zones, the old one, located in the high part, is an archaeological site Inca, and the present one, located in the valley, that dates from the colonial time. Its main square is an entertaining place full of colorful and with various handmade items for sale. This town is known for its astronomical observatory.
It is a tourist attraction for the Inca archaeological site that forms part along with Ollantaytambo and Machu Pichu of the archaeological circuit of Cuzco, that make it the greater source of income of the town, aside from subsistence agriculture.
Urubamba.- It was one of the main agricultural centers of the Inca Empire. In the city, adjacent to the monumental church of San Pedro, are the huge facades of Inca platforms that we can still admire. You can also see some pre-Hispanic walls, which served as the foundation and base for colonial buildings.
Here we also take advantage of to take the lunch that is usually buffet with the combination of the products that is produced in the place.
During the conquest, Ollantaytambo served as temporary capital for Manco Inca Yupanqui, leader of the Inca resistance against the Spanish conquistadors. Under his rule, the village and its environs were severely fortified in the direction of the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco, which had fallen under Spanish rule.3 On the plain of Mascabamba, near Ollantaytambo, Manco Inca defeated a Spanish expedition blocking its advance From a set of platforms and flooding the plain. However, despite his victory, Manco Inca did not consider it feasible to stay in Ollantaytambo so he retired to the thick forest of the Vilcabamba area. In 1540, the native population of Ollantaytambo was assigned in encomienda to Hernando Pizarro.
Chinchero.- The origins of Chinchero are lost in the night of time. There are vestiges dating from about two thousand years ago. The first inhabitants of the region were the Ayarmacas who, when the first governors from Cusco arrived, defended their territory and offered serious resistance before being incorporated into the empire. Chinchero was the place chosen by the Inca Tupac Inca Yupanqui to establish his residence. He ordered the construction of beautiful palaces or platforms for his personal use and that of his panaca.
- Tourist transport.
- Professional guide.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Entrance to the archaeological sites.
- Rain poncho (From November to March).
- Bring extra money.
- Camera .
- Small backpack.
The tour can be made on private or group basis, please consult your agency “Gregory Tour Peru”.