Sacred Valley, also known as the Inca’s favorite spot, It is a vast area with picturesque towns and dream landscapes, featuring the Urubamba or Vilcanota River flowing through from the town of Pisac to Ollantaytambo. It is a fertile valley with a maze of platforms devoted to agriculture, and which is still in use today, for the cultivation of products such as potatoes and large-grain corn, the main source of sustenance for the Andean population and the only one of its kind.
The Sacred Valley also features the Moray complex, an ingenious system of circular platforms used as an agricultural laboratory for the climate adaptation of species from other ecological areas, Ollantaytambo, Temple of the Sun, considered one of the masterpieces of Inca stonework. The Valley now has an exceptional travel infrastructure that attracts visitors from all over the world, and in addition to the archaeological attractions, it is also possible to go canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, among other adventure sports.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a place where you can enjoy the landscape, learn about the customs of the indigenous people, and have the experience of a lifetime.
Elevation: 2850m (12.468 ft.)
Population: 65.000 inhabitants
Climate: wet in summer; dry in winter
Best time to visit: April – November
Trips with this destination
Machu Picchu Sunrise, 7D/6N
The Best of Peru, 11D/10N
Original Inca Trail, 4D/3N
Salcantay Trek, 5D/4N
Inkilltambo Trek, Full Day Tour
Poc Poc Waterfall, Full Day Tour
Delightful and Diverse Peru, 18D/17N
A journey to relax, 7D/6N
A luxury experience, 11D/10N