GETTING AROUND - SACRED VALLEY

By Taxi

In our opinion, Sacred Valley is best explored by taxi, but be careful, a large portion of taxis in Sacred Valley are unregistered (unofficial and unregulated by the government). It is always safer to use registered taxis, which can be called by hotels and restaurants or are found at official taxi stands. Registered taxis must display the vehicle registration number on the rear doors of the taxi (both outside and inside). Also, Taxibeat and Easytaxi have proven to be a reliable way of securing a safe and affordable ride with the use of a traveler`s cell phone application. Just download the app and hail a taxi.

Approximate trip times and prices:
Cusco to Chinchero: 30 minutes, approximately S/55 (about $17) each way.
Cusco to Pisac: 1 hour, approximately S/60 (about $19) each way.
Cusco to Urubamba: 1 1/4 hour, approximately S/70 (about $22) each way.
Cusco to Moray: 1 1/2 hour, approximately S/70 (about $22) each way.
Cusco to Ollantaytambo: 2 hours, approximately S/120 (about $38) each way.

By Rental Car

Renting a car is a convenient way to get around Sacred Valley. There are several car rental companies in town, with prices comparable to those in Lima or Arequipa. If you insist on renting a car, you can rent a car with or without a driver. If you like the freedom that renting a car brings you, rent a car along with a driver might be an option for you.

By Trolly

Tranvia de Cuzco (about S/25) is a free-rolling tourist trolley that conducts a 1½ hour Hop-on, Hop-off city tour. It leaves at 8:30 am, 10 am, 11:30 am, 2 pm, 3:30 pm, 5 pm, and 6:30 pm from the Plaza de Armas in Cuzco.

By Combi

Combis (small transportation vans) are not recommended by Tripmasters for getting around Sacred Valley. Combis are often crowded and there is an increased chance of being a victim of theft. Taxis are inexpensive and the best option for navigating Sacred Valley.