Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is the home of the finest Inca sites, offers a glorious beginning to a visit to Cusco region. The Valley’s overwhelmingly beautiful scenery, picturesque villages, colorful folk arts and crafts and warm, friendly local people all reflect the Peru that visitors travel thousands of miles to see. The valley is characterized to have very special conditions, as an excellent climate, very fertile lands and the waters of the sacred river of the Inca, the Vilcanota.

It is the area where you can appreciate and magnify the high technological development that the Inca reached in the agriculture through andeneríaor platform systems that are a group of earth patches arranged in steps on the hills to be used in the sow. These systems are still today in full production, with sophisticated designs and hydraulic engineering works that they used for watering. Each town in the Sacred Valley today has the coalition of the Inca and Spanish architectural style. The people’s wealth in folklore and crafts, their way of life, their clothing, transform it into a place that will leave in you unforgettable memories.

Sacred Valley Highlights

  • Design Your Trip to Sacred ValleyPisac: Pictures que town located in the skirts of Intihuatana hill. It has the best platform system achieved by the Inca in all the Andes.Every Sunday is celebrated the Sunday feastand every Thursday and Sunday is carried out in the Main Square a crafts fair, outstanding beautiful textile crafts, sweaters, ponchos, bags, etc. and the crafts made out of ceramic with reproductions of Inca archaeological pieces.
  • Calca: Is a town located between beautiful landscapes, in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility that has as a beautiful background, the snowy mountains of Pitusirayand Sahuasiray. Near the town are the medicinal spas of Machacancha and Minasmoqo.
  • Yucay: The beauty of its landscape, and the benign of the weather made of Yucay the elected place for the Inca royalty resort, which is also attributed to be a place with mythological character and powers on the human spirit.
  • Our Selected Itineraries for Sacred ValleyUrubamba: another old Inca town, located in a fertile valley, formerly great agricultural producer center of the Inca and today a beautiful countryside, with great production of fruit bearing.Urubamba is also called the Archaeological Capital of Peru, for the rich Inca archaeological locations that exist in the area. Urubamba is also ideal scenery for the practice of numerous adventure sports, as canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and horse rides.
  • Ollantaytambo: Or Temple of the Sun, considered one of the masterpieces of Inca stonework. Six giant monoliths of pink rhyolite are perfectly slotted together with thin slices of stone and oriented to glow with the rising sun. Traces of the Chacana symbols and pumas that once decorated the walls can still be seen.The current town of Ollantaytambo, has many houses built on the bases of the old Inca town where natives of ingrained ancestral customs inhabit.