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Peru: Sacred Valley of the Incas

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The Sacred Valley of the Incas was both the Inca civilisation’s breadbasket and its spiritual home. Nowadays, its appeal is not just the fast-flowing, broom-lined River Urubamba, rushing relentlessly towards the Amazon basin. Nor the parade of spiky snow-stifled peaks alongside; nor the adobe colonial villages, nor the monumental ruined Inca cities and temples. Nor the earthy quilt of sunlit fields bursting with maize, fruit, flowers and vegetables.  It’s the combination of all these which makes the Sacred Valley such a unique and gorgeous place for visitors. Now peppered with hotels from family hostels to first class boutique hotels, it’s increasingly a place to linger for a few days; lower in altitude than Cusco, 3,399m,  and conveniently en route to Machu Picchu, 2,430m.

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Things to do in Sacred Valley of the Incas

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Hike the Sacred Valley of the Incas

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Cycle in the Sacred Valley

Cycle the highlands above the Sacred Valley

Our insider tips for Sacred Valley of the Incas

Isabelle

Isabelle Mazille

Having been delivered to the lofty terraced ruins of the Inca city of Pisac by car, walk down a scenic country path to the riverside colonial village of the same name.
Chris Parrott

Chris Parrott

The high pampa Inca sites at Moray, and colonial Maras, the slopes of the snow-mantled Andes rising before them, and the glistening salt pans leading down to the valley.
Brian Williams

Brian Williams

The village of Ollantaytambo, home to the towering fortress. It’s a charming place of cobbled lanes and blocks (canchas) of crouching adobe houses with trapezoidal Inca doorways.

Jenny Powles

Jenny Powles

Shopping in the market at the highland village of Chinchero, where the church is built on the foundations of an Inca palace. Potatoes and cereals are exchanged for fruit and tomatoes from the warmer valley and there’s a large choice of artisanía.

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