5 days in Sacred Valley Itinerary

5 days in Sacred Valley Itinerary

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Ollantaytambo
— 1 night
Drive
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Urubamba
— 3 nights
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Ollantaytambo

— 1 night
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at El Albergue Farm, then delve into the distant past at Inca Quarries, then look for gifts at Misha Wasi, and finally don't miss a visit to Qosqo Ayllu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Patacancha Valley, then explore the ancient world of Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna, and then steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ollantaytambo driving holiday planner.

Cusco to Ollantaytambo is an approximately 1.5-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Ollantaytambo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Urubamba.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Urubamba

— 3 nights
The largest town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba represents a transport hub, often frequented by tourists wanting to get out and see the ruins and natural sights of the valley.
Step off the beaten path and head to Llama Pack - Day Tours and Terrazas Agricolas Periodo Inca. Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna and Museo Inkariy are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Urubamba to go to Ollantaytambo and see Patacancha Valley, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore by horseback at Hacienda del Chalan and look for gifts at Seminario Ceramics.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Urubamba trip itinerary planner.

Urubamba is just a stone's throw from Ollantaytambo. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle back home.

Things to do in Urubamba

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Sacred Valley travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Mountains
Sacred Valley, once the heart of the Incan Empire, remains a favorite destination for tourists, not solely because of its proximity to Cuzco and Machu Picchu. The lush, fertile valley formed by the Urubamba river and surrounded by the imposing Peruvian Andes, contains numerous Incan ruins, sleepy villages, and scenic hiking trails. Besides an array of archaeological sites, attractions in Sacred Valley include picturesque colonial towns and their famous markets, as well as opportunities for trekking, rafting, and rock climbing.