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10 THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO IF YOU VISIT THE SACRED VALLEY

These are the 10 things or places that you must do if you visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and that can not miss in the planning or itinerary of your trip, these are the most important points of visits:

1.- Ollantaytambo: It is one of the unmissable places to visit within the Sacred Valley of the Incas, one of them is the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo the most characteristic is the presence of two large blocks of stone called “The wall of the six Monoliths” pink granite stones of great size that will leave you surprised when you know where they were brought and also another must-see place is to walk around the Inca village that surrounds it, Since until today it still maintains its Inca urban organization and its extraordinary cobblestone streets through which runs its water channels, in which you can breathe a tranquility never experienced before, do not miss the opportunity to know this beautiful place.

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OLLANTAYTAMBO

2.- Consuming Craft Beer: For those people who like different varieties of beer this is a very good option to choose, La Cervecería del Valle is one of the best known nationally for its awards and international awards located 10 minutes from Ollantaytambo where you can enjoy a variety of craft beers of different flavors among them include classic beers, aged and seasonal. The particularity of this place is that it has a pleasant atmosphere and good music enjoyed by both locals people and visitors that makes this place an obligatory stop for visitors.

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Craft beer of the Sacred Valley of the Incas

3.- Traditional Market of Pisaq: If your tour to the Sacred Valley is scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday, you can observe the traditional Inca business called “barter”, where the people of Pisaq and its surroundings practice this type of activity which consists of the exchange of products (without money) as a means of payment. And if you want to buy something from this traditional market of Pisaq you can do it with the purchase of a souvenir of your choice.

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Pisac handicraft market

4.- Visit the salt mines of Maras: The famous salt wells comprised of more than 5000 wells widely used in Inca times and even today is used by local families in this area, used for human consumption and its commercialization. “The pink salt or salt of Maras” is considered medicinal to cure illnesses related to bone pain and other conditions, you can visit it in a particular way or if you want to know this place you can do it through the Sacred Valley Maras Moray Tour or if you want you can also know it through the on ATVs or bicycles tour in Maras Moray.

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Salt Mines of Maras in Moray

5.- The Terraces of Moray: Another point that you must visit in your passage to the Sacred Valley of the Incas is to know the terraces of Moray or also called archaeological site of Moray which is considered one of the most important works of Inca agricultural architecture, the circular terraces; since they managed to create different microclimates (20) and in them grow different types of corn, potatoes and other products from various regions of the country. You can visit this place through the Sacred Valley plus Maras Moray tour or if you wish through the Maras-Moray quad or bicycle tours, the view of this place is worthy of a good photo session.

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The terraces of Moray

6.- Chinchero and its Textile Centers: As we mentioned before this place is well known for its archaeological site, the colonial church named after the virgin of Natividad and the textile art very well known and recognized nationally. Knowing Chinchero is a good opportunity to see the demonstration of its people in the elaboration of textiles such as blankets, chullos, handbags, etc.. which are made with alpaca wool fibers using the combination of natural colors in the dyed an experience where you can see the process of coloring the wool and its final product in its different presentations these activities can be seen on any day of the week just need to visit any textile center in the town of Chinchero.

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Chinchero and the art of textile production

7.- Urubamba: To know Urubamba is to know the capital of the province of Urubamba, a province of great importance in Inca times and also today. If you want to have breakfast or lunch this is the right place for the number of tourist restaurants located in the city of Urubamba, a point of passage within the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where they offer traditional food based on local products such as strawberries, strawberry, corn, potatoes, etc. You can choose the restaurant of your preference and if you want to spend the night and take a good rest this is also a hotel destination for the number of hotels that offers this province of Urubamba resting point of many tourists who want the tranquility and harmony that has the Sacred Valley and if you have time you can visit the Palace of the Inca Huayna Capac that is within the city of Urubamba.

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View of the province of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

8.- Enjoying Cuy al Palo “Guinea Pig al Palo”: Many visitors especially foreign tourists do not eat it because it is strange to see them and even more to eat them, the tradition of eating the guinea pig al palo is a very different taste to eat them cooked without mentioning the properties that this dish has, rich in vitamins, zero cholesterol dare to eat them, this dish is served in different parts of the Sacred Valley of the Incas just enough to make a stop at the following points and you will taste this typical dish, the places where you can find this dish are: Qoya, Lamay, Calca, Urubamba accompanied by boiled potatoes, stuffed rocoto and the unmissable corn of the Sacred Valley area.

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View of the cuy al palo cooking process

9.- Practice the adventure sport “Rafting and Tyrolean”: People who like adventure sports and adrenaline in its full expression, this is a very good option where you can practice this sport in the sector called Chuquicahuana, place of beginning of the sport of adventure in canoeing all this will depend on what category you want to do the sport as are the Sector I, II or III, with levels and degrees of difficulty all this will depend on the time in which we are and the level of load of the Urubamba river.

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Rafting in the Sacred Valley of the Incas on the Urubamba river

10.- Visit the Inkary Museum: This museum is located in the town of Calca, is considered one of the best museums in the city of Cusco, where it shows the representations of the most important cultures of pre-Hispanic Peru including the Inca culture, Caral, Chavin and other cultures in expressions with life-size statues where you can learn more about each of the pre-Inca and Inca cultures through a tour of the entire museum making each of us live a sensory experience and very educational.

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View from the outside of the Inkary museum in the Sacred Valley – Cusco

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