Sacred Valley | F.A.Q

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About Sacred Valley

Here we answer all of those extra questions you’ve probably asked yourself surrounding the Sacred Valley. Were confident this will guide you well but please do get in contact with other questions.


The Peruvian Ministry of Culture is exclusively in charge of the permits and availability. Restricted numbers are in place to minimise overcrowding on the trail and to preserve it as best as possible whilst still allowing people to experience its magic. If you do not have a permit you will be stopped at one of the checkpoints and will not be allowed to continue.

What is the best Tourist ticket type for the Sacred Valley?

Circuit III is the best for the sacred valley.

What sites are included tourist ticket?

Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray

What does a tour of the Sacred Valley include?

Day tours vary and you can include add ons, however most include at least transportation to and from Cusco, personal guide,

How long is the tour of the sacred Valley?

Trips can vary depending on what you are wanting to explore. Some are a one day trip from Cusco, others discover all of the sacred valley whilst making their way to machu Picchu. Here at Southern Peru explorers we also provide an option to visit the Sacred Valley along with the Inca Trail trek.

Do I need a tourist ticket if I am just staying in these places?

No If you are just staying there, however it seems a shame to visit these places and skip the history and attractions.

 The type 3 ticket lasts 10 days so you have enough time to get round them.

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