Guide to The Sacred Valley
The Sacred Valley is a beautiful and peaceful region of Peru located 32 Kilometers (20 Miles) from the city of Cusco. The valley includes the towns of Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, before narrowing and heading towards the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
This scenic and mountainous part of the Andes was a sacred and important place for the Inca’s. Reminders of this deeply mystic and spiritual civilization can be found at the ruins of Pisac, where a majestic temple stands at the junction of three valleys surrounded by vast and picturesque mountains.
If you are planning to travel to Cusco, then the Sacred Valley is an easy extension. Therefore the experts at the Only Peru Guide have drawn on their extensive knowledge and have put together several enlightening pages of information just for you. Click on the relevant links to be taken to each section.
If you are looking for relaxation, history, Inca ruins, white water rafting, horse riding or hiking then the Sacred Valley could be just for you. The valley is home to some of Peru’s most relaxing and luxurious hotels, many of which most are located close to the village of Urubamba. With easy access to Ollantaytambo train station and so many stunning ruins, many visitors prefer to skip the hustle and bustle of the city and travel directly to the tranquility of the countryside.
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