In the morning, drive from Cusco to the village of Pisac (1 hour) with its famous Sunday market where many indigenous Quechua communities meet to sell and trade their goods.
The rest of the week, the whole place is bustling with its handicraft and souvenir market. You will have time to search for jewellery, ponchos, hats, traditional music instruments, ceramics, alpaca products and many other typical Andean crafts (1 hour 30 min).
Visit Pisaqa, Intihuatana, Q’allaqasa, and Kinchiracay. (1 hour 30 min). All 4 places are part of an Inca site on the nearby hill at an altitude of 10,980 feet (3345 m).
The Inca shaped the hill by carving the ingenious terraces that are still used for agriculture to this day.
With military, religious, and agricultural structures, the site was an important and busy place in Inca times.
Drive to the town Ollantaytambo (1 hour 15 min).
This afternoon, you will visit the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, a fortified city built by the Inca Pachacutec.
Explore this quaint settlement with an orthogonal layout (30 min).
Climb the Temple Hill known as the fortress to learn about the purpose of those inca constructions (1 hour 30 min).
Transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley (45 min).
Overnight at your hotel in the Sacred Valley.