The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas) is reachable via Cusco, and links this erstwhile capital of the Incan Empire with the citadel in Machu Picchu. Since it lies en route to Machu Picchu, you can visit it either before or after the extraordinary trip to the world famous citadel. As the name suggests, you will experience spectacular landscapes such as fabulous mountain slopes, Incan ruins, and hazy valleys in order to reach Valle Sagrado. This is an ideal place to enjoy some peace and quiet and recoup your energies.

Highlights

  • Pisac
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Maras
  • Moray
  • Chincheros
  • River Rafting
  • Horseback Riding

 Places to stay

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Belmond Rio Sagrado

Hotel Style: Resort

At Belmond Rio Sagrado, treat yourself to world-class facilities in the unspoilt beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.  See Hotel

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Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley

Hotel Style: Lodge

Deep in the hilly landscape of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, lies the Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley, which offers just about everything that is needed to make a stay as relaxing as possible: rooms with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape, a spa and a nice in-house restaurant.  See Hotel

Room at Sol y Luna in Sacred Valley, Peru

Sol y Luna

Hotel Style: Lodge

Sol y Luna is perhaps the most charming hotel in the Sacred Valley.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Visit to Pisac Market (Starts from Cusco)

Explore the many indigenous and artisanal products found in the colorful market of Pisac in the Sacred Valley. Enjoy the beautiful landscape en route and gain deep insights into the Andean culture and lifestyle. (09:00 to 13:00, Private Activity)

Visit to Chincheros Town, Maras Salt Mines and Moray Ruins (Starts from Cusco)

On this full-day privately guided excursion you will visit the beautiful colonial town of Chincheros as well as the spectacular Incan sites of Maras and Moray. Start your morning at the fascinating Maras Salt mines which feature more than 100 small pools fed by a salt-water mountain spring that is interconnected by channels. It still remains in use today by the community and represents an important income for numerous families in the area. In the afternoon, you will head along a dirt road towards another typical Andean village called Moray; famed for being an Inca agricultural experimental center. Both these ancient sites and your visit to Chincheros, will take your breath away and leave you fascinated by the mysteries of the Incan civilization. (09:00 to 18:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)

Private Visit to Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo (Starts from Cusco)

On this full day privately guided excursion you will leave from Cusco in the morning to discover the spectacularly scenic Sacred Valley. Winding your way through countryside where the crops appear to dress the mountains like carpets, you will arrive in Pisac where you can browse the many indigenous and artisanal products at the local market. In the afternoon you will head to the ancient town of Ollantaytambo to explore the highly developed architectural sense of the Incas. (09:00 to 18:00, Private Activity, Lunch included)

Visit to Pisac Ruins (Starts from Cusco)

In the realm of lost Incan civilizations, the ruins in Pisac are as important a find as those in Machu Picchu and the buildings in Cusco. Marvel at the structure of the deserted fortress and fill your imagination with Incan imagery and architecture on a half-day tour. (Approximately 4 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity.)

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