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Sacred Valley – Things to do

Sacred Valley Attractions

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

The most famous Inca ruin and one of the most known ruins in the world. This is the whole reason to come to this area of the world. Visit Machu Picchu by trekking along the Inca Trail for a few days or take the shorter and easier train ride. Either way, the destination is worth it.

Cuzco

The pretty village of Pisac is most famous for its crafts markets that take place Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. But what really sets it apart is the imposing Inca fortress and temple that it rests in the shadow of. Climb the verdant hill in the tranquil, early-morning silence to see the ruins up close, then head back down to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the traditional markets.

Trekking

Your holiday to Peru's Sacred Valley will most likely include a stay in unique and enchanting Cuzco. This ancient Inca city is a dramatic reminder of the Inca Empire with colonial architecture built directly on top of Incan ruins. Meander through the charming, cobblestone streets, hearing the Quechua-speaking inhabits, and explore the layers of history that portray how the past still has a powerful grip on the present.

Pisac

The Sacred Valley is famous for its wealth of Inca ruins spread like a carpet throughout the verdant hillsides. See the salt mines at Salineras, where thousands of small pools of water evaporate and leave piles of salt, or head to Moray where three sets of terraced concentric circles are carved into the earth. In Ollantaytambo, visit the Inca temple, ceremonial baths, and the sun temple that faces the rising sun and explore the Inca Grancaries at Pinkuylluna. Your holiday to Sacred Valley will naturally end up at   Machu Picchu, the most spectacular Inca ruin of an empire that is often called the `lost city of Incas'.