Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo or Urubamba to Cusco


Tucked between Cusco and Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley is a truly special place. With a slightly warmer climate, the gentle presence of the Andes Mountains, a sprinkling of ancient fortresses, and villages like Pisac and Ollantaytambo steeped in age-old traditions are what you’ll experience on a tour of the Inca heartland.

The one-day Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco; is perfect for visitors who have have chosen Ollantaytambo or the  charming small town of Urubamba as a base, are coming back from a great adventure to the World Wonder of Machu Picchu Inca City or as a stop off on their way to Machu Picchu.

Embark on a private tour from Ollantaytambo and make the most of your trip to the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting all the must-see sites in the area such as Ollantaytambo, Moray, the Salt Mines, and Pisac on a full day or multi-day tour with a private knowledgeable guide at your side.

More information Less information
Service Level: Comfortable
Physical Rating: Easy and relaxing, with some walking while exploring the archeological sites.
Travel Style: Cultural
Group Size: Private service
ollantaytambo sacred valley cusco - Orange Nation Peru


To begin our Full Day Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco we will pick you up from your hotel in Ollantaytambo at 7:30 am.

Our first visit will be to the amazing Ollantaytambo archaeological site, where we will learn about the Temple of the Sun, its royal bath and the many terraces at this site. This tour will take roughly an hour.

We will leave Ollantaytambo, driving for about an hour before reaching the stunning Inca ruins of Moray. This is a striking archaeological complex made up of overlapping farming terraces, used by the Incas as an agriculture research station.

We get back in the van and head over to Maras Salt Mines, along the way we can enjoy the picturesque views of the Urubamba mountain range with peaks like Veronica, Chicon.

Upon arrival at Maras salt ponds, the spectacular nature and unique quilt of over 3,000 salt ponds spilling into the Sacred Valley will leave you speechless. Salt is obtained in Maras by using evaporation ponds that are fed by underground streams.

After exploring the famous ancient salt mines and the amazing circular Inca Terraces of Moray in the Western side of the Sacred Valley, we head down to Urubamba to enjoy lunch (not included) at a local restaurant.

After lunch we drive to the archaeological complex of Pisac, passing through the Sacred Valley’s picturesque Andean villages as we follow the Urubamba River, also called the Vilcanota River.

Once we arrive to the ruins of Pisac, you will be amazed by the incredible archaeological complex, located high in the mountains overlooking the Sacred Valley.

With impressive stone walls, agricultural terraces, irrigation systems and the largest cemetery of the Inca Empire with more than 2,000 tombs, there is a lot to see and explore here.

We will drop you off at your hotel in Cusco around 6:00pm


  • Tour Type: Private only you and your party
  • Activities: Archaeology Adventure, Cultural Adventure, Archaeological Sites Visits, Walking, Land Tours, Local Markets Visits
  • Meeting Location: Customer Hotel Lobby or Airbnb
  • Pick Up Schedule: 7:30am from any hotel in Ollantaytambo and 7:00am from any hotel in Urubamba
  • Drop Off Location: Hotel in Cusco City, Ollantaytambo or Urubamba . Airbnb or at the airport at around 6pm
  • Group Size: Depends on you since the tour is a private service
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, gentle walk, stone steps, you don’t need to be super-fit. Day trip suitable for everyone, although there is quite a lot of walking at archeological sites. Altitude acclimatization is recommended but not mandatory.
  • Customizable: Yes! Private, custom, add-ons are all available. You can add this tour to any trek or tour




  • Experienced & English speaking licensed local guide: Our expert guides are graduates of the professional career of Tourism of the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco and also graduate from the Technical College as a leader in the tourism industry. They all grew up in this region and have a true passion to teach others about their heritage. They are fun yet professional and will ensure you are safe and happy.
  • Private transportation with a professional driver: We will pick you up in our private van, directly from your hotel. The van will be waiting for you at each stop, after the tour. We will drop you off directly at your hotel. The type of vehicle will be provided based on the size of the group.


  • Hotel before/after the tour
  • Entrance Tickets: All of the sites visited on this tour require the Sacred Valley Tourist Ticket. You can purchase this ticket at your first stop for S/70 soles for a one day pass, or S/ 130 soles for the 10 day pass.
  • The entrance tickets to the Maras Salt Mines is separate and is S/20 soles each.
  • Meals: Meals are not included in your tour but our guides will recommend some good places. If you prefer another location, please feel free to tell your guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance

Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo or Urubamba to Cusco
From USD $

Why travel with Orange Nation Peru?

We have become the leaders in small group adventure travel over the past three decades by consistently listening to our travelers and delivering what they desire: adaptable itineraries, the freedom to explore, smaller group sizes, safety and peace of mind, and knowledgeable local guides who provide unique insights into the destination that would be missed through any other means of travel.

Learn more

EXPERT GUIDES : Our expedition staff are experienced, enthusiastic and among the best in the industry - they are our secret to success

SMALL GROUPS: Travelling with us will always feel like going with friends and not with a group of strangers in an organized tour.

OUR EXPERIENCE: With fifteen years’ experience and over 25 Packages to Machu Picchu alone, our team knows how to deliver a successful expedition.

ENVIRONMENTAL: Education and conservation are our passion. We aim to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of all wilderness areas.

Travelers' Choice Awards 2023
Excellent based on 360 reviews

Letty C

Excellent worker

Jun. 2023

Joaquín excellent 👍 Very Caballero helped me with my 🎒 offered me oxygen does very well His work ⁇ in singing to Subme to the 🐎 And what a beautiful mountain it cost me to Climb but with the Joaquín's help I did!

Mariana D

A great adventure!

May. 2023

We made 4D / 3N of the Inka Trail. The experience was challenging, but it was worth it. Chef Fortunato's meals and explanations of Jony and David's places were very complete. Tmb the patience to make sure we all get there on time.


Fast and friendly service

Dec. 2022

We did not get to specify the service due to the political situation in the country, however the company quickly and carefully proceeded with the return. Very good service and when the situation calms down we will resume service with them.

Ready to Create a Unique Dream Travel in Perú?

Recommended for you

Here you have other options that will suit your needs from the Day Tours