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Sacred Valley and Cusco Tours - Alternative Peru
Duration: 1 day or 1 day/1 night
Location: Sacred Valley and Cusco
Price: From $99
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Cusco and the Sacred Valley might be one of the most touristic areas of Peru, there are still plenty of options off-the-beaten path that make your experience more local and personal. Our Sacred Valley and Cusco tours will take you to places that most tourists won’t visit and allow you to see this region through the eyes of the local indigenous people. You will share a meal and stories with them and you can even stay the night at their house. Our tours offer responsible and respectful personal interaction with locals, participation in traditional customs and handiwork, and the consumption of healthy, home-cooked meals prepared in ceramic, wood-burning stoves using only locally grown and/or locally caught ingredients. The Sacred Valley and Cusco tours aim to foster pride in local traditions and letting the native teach the traveler their knowledge that has been passed down through countless generations.

ALTERNATIVE SACRED VALLEY DAY TOURS

Incan Caves and Sacred Ruins of Urco

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  • Pick up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley (surcharge of 50 USD for pick-up and drop-off in Cusco)
  • Light breakfast Andean style in the “Market of Small Producers”.
  • Visit to the Sacred Ruins of Urco with its myths and legends.
  • Small hike up to the stunning waterfalls of the community of Arin.
  • Visit of a “Chicheria” where we will try an ancestral Andean beverage.
  • Freshly cooked lunch made with local ingredients in the home of an Andean family where you can learn much about their lifestyle.
  • Visit to the Incan Caves, a mythical ceremonial site where we can find incredible stone carvings.
  • Drop off at your hotel.

PRICE PER PERSONPARTICIPANTSPICK UPDROP OFF
US$115minimum 208:3016:00

  • Make this tour private for an extra US$65 per person.
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Arin Waterfalls and Sacred Ruins of Urco + Andean Zipline


  • Pick up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley (small surcharge for pick-up in Cusco).

  • Light breakfast Andean style in the “Market of Small Producers”.

  • Visit to the Sacred Ruins of Urco: learn all about its myths and legends and discover incredible ancient stone carvings.
  • Visit of a “Chicheria” where we will try an ancestral Andean beverage.

  • Small hike up to the stunning waterfalls of the community of Arin.
  • Freshly cooked lunch made with local ingredients in the home of an Andean family where you can learn much about their lifestyle.
  • Ride on the Andean Zipline amongst the breathtaking landscapes of the Community of Raqchi.
  • Drop off at your hotel.

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PRICE PER PERSONPARTICIPANTSPICK UPDROP OFF
US$153Minimum 208:3016:00

  • Make this tour private for an extra US$65 per person.

  • Discount applies if you prefer to not do the zipline.
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Cusco “Belly Button of the World”

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  • Pick up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley or Cusco.

  • Light breakfast Andean style in the Market of San Blas.

  • Learn all about the mysterious Zone X, its various caves and tunnels filled with incredible stone carvings.

  • Freshly cooked lunch made with local ingredients in the home of an Andean family where you can learn much about their lifestyle.

  • Visit to the Temple of the Monkeys where we can find the Heart of Mother Earth carved in stone.
  • Visit to the Museum of Sacred and Magical Medicinal Plants.

  • Drop off at your hotel.

PRICE PER PERSONPARTICIPANTSPICK UPDROP OFF
US$110minimum 208:3016:00

  • Make this tour private for an extra US$65 per person.
  • Option to add horseback riding for US$25 per person.
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Ankasmarka Ruins, Maucau Community and Lares Hotsprings


  • Pick up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley (small surcharge applies for pick-ups in Cusco).

  • Light breakfast Andean style in the “Market of Small Producers”.

  • Learn all about the pre-Incan Ruins of Ankasmarka.

  • Short stay with an Andean family in the Community of Maucau where you will learn about the art of weaving and the cultivation of potatoes.

  • Freshly cooked lunch made with local ingredients in their home where you can discuss and learn more about life in the Andes.

  • Short stay in the Lares Hot Springs. Enjoy the purifying properties of the Medicinal Thermal Baths.
  • Drop off at your hotel.

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PRICE PER PERSONPARTICIPANTSPICK UPDROP OFF
US$187minimum 208:3016:00

  • Make this tour private for an extra US$65 per person.
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1 DAY / 1 NIGHT SACRED VALLEY AND CUSCO TOURS

1 Day / 1 Night Trekking Cancha Cancha Community

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  • Pick up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley (small surcharge for pick-up in Cusco).

  • Light breakfast Andean style in the “Market of Small Producers”.

  • Meeting point in the Community of Huaran where an Andean family will be waiting for us with mules to start the trek.
  • Few hours of hiking amongst the stunning fauna and flora of the Andes.
  • An Andean family will be welcoming us in their home in the Community of Cancha Cancha where you can learn all about life in the Andes.
  • Freshly cooked lunch made with local ingredients with the family.

  • Camping on the family land.

  • Light Andean breakfast.
  • Trek down back to the Sacred Valley
  • Drop off at your hotel.
PRICE PER PERSONPARTICIPANTSPICK UPDROP OFF
US$220minimum 2o8:3011:00

  • Make this tour private for an extra US$65 per person.
  • Also available with the option of a homestay for an extra US$35 per person.
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1 Day / 1 Night Ankasmarka Ruins, Maucau Community and Lares Hotsprings


  • Pick up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley (small surcharge for pick-up in Cusco).

  • Light breakfast Andean style in the “Market of Small Producers”.

  • Learn all about the pre-Incan Ruins of Ankasmarka.

  • Short stay with an Andean family in the Community of Maucau where you will learn about the art of weaving and the cultivation of potatoes.

  • Freshly cooked lunch made with local ingredients in their home where you can discuss and learn more about life in the Andes.

  • Set camp on the Hot Springs site. Relaxing stay the Lares Hot Springs.
  • Enjoy the purifying properties of the Medicinal Thermal Baths.
  • Homemade meal in the home of a “Mamacha”.
  • Camp on the Hot Springs site.
  • Light breakfast and more time to spend in the Thermal Baths.
  • Drop off at your hotel.

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PRICE PER PERSONPARTICIPANTSPICK UPDROP OFF
US$220minimum 208:3011:00

  • Make this tour private for an extra US$65 per person.
  • Also available with the option of a hotel room on the hot springs site for an extra US$35 per person.
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SINGLE TRAVELERS

Unfortunately, the minimum amount of travelers is 2 persons. Check with us if someone else booked for the same dates.

ALL TOURS INCLUDE:
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel in the Sacred Valley (small surcharge for pick-up in Cusco).
  • Private transportation.
  • Private guide and translator.
  • Snacks and homemade meal with an Andean family.
  • Entrance to all the temples and archaeological sites.
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  • Payment Options

    Credit Card
    Wire Transfer
    Paypal

  • Terms and Conditions

    The proposed program is subject to change. – Deposits of 50% (+ Paypal fee 6%) should be paid upon reservation. – Total amount is due at least 24 hrs before start of tour – Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents/itinerary. – Alternative Peru reserves the right to cancel the participant’s place on a tour if there are not sufficient participants or for unforeseen circumstances – If damages are caused to third parties, all the expenses claimed from Alternative Peru that originate from the above-mentioned incident will be charged to the client, who will have no right to later claims. – Rates are per person – By booking, the participant declares to have read and agreed with the general booking conditions and the rules for responsible community tourism which are mentioned elsewhere on this website.

  • Cancellation and Refund

    Deposits are non-refundable – There will be no refund for unused services. – Alternative Peru reserves the right to cancel or change any trip due to river, road, weather conditions, or political climate. We also reserve the right to cancel any trip due to client unsuitability because of age, ill health, poor fitness, intoxication etc. – Any missed tours due to the above listed incidences (eg weather conditions or political climate) cannot be refunded or recuperated.