The Sacred Valley of the Inca Civilization is a magical destination with perhaps some of the most well-preserved archaeological ruins in all of Peru, nestled in the Vilcanota River Valley with picturesque terraces for the cultivation of native crops. This naturally beautiful countryside is filled with a wealth of colourful indigenous cultures that have been fused with the influences of the Spanish conquest and modern day Peru over time.
With an ideal climate and millions of opportunities to take amazing photos, this is a day trip from Cuzco that you cannot miss! Pass through the villages of Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero to see ancient Inca archaeological sites and visit indigenous marketplaces with high quality alpaca wool products and handicrafts.
In Pisac, you can admire huge Inca platforms made from polished rock, perfectly aligned around the archaeological site. In Urubamba discover preserved colonial buildings and structures, while in Ollantaytambo you will marvel at one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Peru, unique for its abundance of distinctive architecture. Shop for high quality alpaca wool products and genuine handicrafts in the indigenous marketplace of Chinchero.
Suggestions: Bring water and snacks with you, as well as extra money for food and shopping.