The valley was formed by the Urubamba river, also known as the Vilcanota River, Willkanuta River (Aymara, “house of the sun”) or Willkamayu (Quechua). The latter, in Quechua, they still speak lingua franca of the Inca Empire, which means the sacred river. It is fed by numerous tributaries which descend through adjoining valleys and gorges, and contains numerous archaeological remains and villages. The Sacred Valley was the most important area for maize production in the heartland of the Inca Empire and access through the valley to tropical areas facilitated the import of products such as coca leaf and chili peppers to Cuzco.
Vicuna Adventures offers this extended Sacred Valley Tour that includes all of the Inka sites in the Sacred Valley! On this Extended Sacred Valley Tour we will also visit the archeological site of Moray and the Maras Salt Mines on our way back to Cusco. Our day will be very full so we will provide lunch at a restaurant in Ollantaytambo Inka City or Urubamaba.
- Roundtrip transportation (mini bus)
- English speaking tour guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Tourist ticket for entry into archeological sites
- Entrance fee for the Maras salt mines – 10 soles (US $3.15)
What You Need To Bring:
- Tourist ticket (not included in price)
- Sun hat and sunglasses
- Sunblock (SPF 35+ recommended)
- Waterproof jacket/Rain poncho
- Camera and film and/or memory cards
$185 USD per person