For the Sacred Valley Tour with Zip Line Included, we pick you up at 7:30am in our private van and you begin your trip to the village of Chinchero, where you will see in the plaza an adobe colonial church, dating from the early seventeenth century, has been built upon the foundations of an Inca temple or palace. The ceiling and walls are covered in beautiful floral and religious designs. In addition, you will discover Inca archeological ruins and agricultural terraces, which are attributed to Inca Tupac Yupanqui who possibly used Chinchero as a kind of country resort.
Our next activity is the fascinating ZIPLINE experience. Soar through the skies of the Sacred Valley for an exhilarating ride. Our hilltop-to-hilltop zipline tour is an amazing adrenalin rush for the thrill seekers. From Racchi Point (3 733m/12 247) indulge your senses in breathtaking panoramic views of the Sacred Valley. The lines vary in distance, ranging from 400 to 600m. Allowing you time to enjoy the landscape, while experiences a full flying sensation. Get your fill of stunning views of the Sacred Valley with snow-capped mountain peaks, lush valleys and the river gently flowing down the valley.
Continuing on our journey to the colonial town of Maras, we look down onto the pre-Inca salt “mines,” called salineras in Spanish. Thousands of salt pans have been passed down through countless generations and used for salt extraction since before Inca times. A hot spring at the top of the valley discharges a small stream of heavily salt laden water, which is diverted into salt pans and evaporated to produce salt. This is one of the few places in the world where you can find naturally pink salt!
Finally, we drive to Ollantaytambo, taking the time to explore the Inca village that has remained intact since Inca times and the massive Inca Ruins, with a tour provided by our guide. Visit the massive architecture of the Sun Temple at the top of the formidable terraces and learn about the importance of this site for the Inca during the beginning of the Spanish conquest. Once the tour is done we will drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Ziplining through the Sacred Valley
The tour comes with all the necessary safety equipment. Included in the tour is a harness, helmet and gloves, which we recommend you keep on at all times. It’s an activity that suitable for all age groups. Along the way you will pass a suspension bridge, which required balance and a bit of upper body strength. Before starting your Zipline, a profession guide gives a safety briefing and advice on ways to maximize the fun factor of this experience.
Zipline is a high adrenaline activity and you will be strapped with ropes and harness. For these reasons we recommend that people with heart problems, serious medical conditions or pregnant women not attempt this.
What is Included for the Sacred Valley Tour with Zip Line Included?
- Small groups of up to 10 people
- Professional English speaking guide with extensive knowledge of each site
- Private comfortable transportation
- Personal ATVs
- Equipment for ATV
- First aid kit.
What is not Included for the Sacred Valley Tour with Zip Line Included?
- Entrance tickets to archeological sites: 70 soles (1 day only) or approximately US$20 per person which can only be purchased in soles and only at the first archeological site. (See important info for more information) YOU MUST PAY IN SOLES, NO CREDIT CARDS OR US DOLLARS ARE ACCEPTED
- Salt Mine entrance 10 soles
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***Price per person is based on the number of people in the group. When the group is finalized each person will pay based on the size of the final group. There is no guarantee of how many persons may join except the limit is 10 people per group.
HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR?
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).
- Personal information (your full name, exactly as it appears on your passport):
- Passport number
- D.O.B. (dd / mm / yyyy)
SECOND, we require a deposit of $53.00 USD per person in order to purchase a your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.
WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?
If you would like to avoid the high credit card fees in Peru, you may pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. There are many ATMS within the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA orPAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service fee, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account and use our email address email@example.com to complete the payment
BOLETO TURISTICO (tourist ticket )
You have the option to purchase a 1 Day or a 10 Day Boleto Turistico. YOU MUST PAY IN SOLES, NO CREDIT CARDS OR US DOLLARS ARE ACCEPTED
The partial ticket, or 1 Day ticket costs 70 soles (about US $20) and is valid for 1 day. You can visit a many sites as you like in one day with no further charge. There are no discounts with this ticket.
Both tourist tickets, of 1 day or 10 day, allows the access to different archeological sites around Cusco, and Sacred Valley Tour. This is the best way to visit all the archeological sites of the region and the Sacred Valley. Most of the main archeological sites are not accessible for free.
The general ticket allows you over the next 10 days to enter 16 archeological and cultural sites in Cusco, the south valley and the Sacred Valley tour. The price of this ticket is 130 soles (about US $40) and is valid for 10 days. This is the cheapest and most convenient way to plan to see different sites in a few days. The cost for students under 25 (with the presentation of a valid ISIC card) and for teenagers under 18 (with the presentation of an identity card) is 70 soles (US $20). Children under 11 are free.
Here is a list of sites where you can use your Boleto Touristico:
- Museo Histórico Regional
- Museo de Arte contemporáneo
- Museo de Arte Popular
- Museo de Sitio de Qorikancha
- Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo
- Monumento al Inca Pachacutec
Note : The entrance ticket to the main archeological sites like Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo,Chinchero,Tipón and Moray are sold individually. You must buy the Boleto turístico to visit them. You can get it in Avenida el Sol nearby Peru office or at the time you enter the first site that you are visiting. YOU MUST PAY IN SOLES, NO CREDIT CARD OR US DOLLARS ARE ACCEPTED.
Important: These entrances are not included in the Boleto Touristico.
- The entrance to Qoricancha or Santo Domingo Convent (15 soles)
- The entrance to the Cathedral (40 soles)
The briefing will take place the night before the trek at 6pm in our office, which is located at Calle Garcilaso 210, office 213 (second floor) in the La CASA DEL ABUELO shopping center.
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the Lares trek to Machu Picchu. It inspires them to give excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Orange Nation destinations. Of course, you are free to tip as much as you would like, depending on your perception on the quality of service and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
ARE WE SUSTAINABLE?
Yes, we are a locally sustainable & responsible tourism operator. That incorporates universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people.