The Sacred Valley of the Incas Cusco is located at 2800 meters above sea level. A sacred valley rich for its fertile lands, pleasant climate and geographical conditions, located on the banks of the Vilcanota river, which allowed it to be a center of agricultural production, military and religious very important within the Inca empire today considered as “World Heritage of Humanity”.
It is also one of the tours in the city of Cusco on the way to Machupicchu preferred by national and foreign visitors, who do not miss the opportunity to take this tour within the Sacred Valley in the province of Urubamba.
What can we do in the Sacred Valley? We can do many things apart from the traditional tours such as visiting beautiful places or towns that are part of the Sacred Valley:
- Among other small towns located along the route that includes the Sacred Valley.
It is advisable to take a tour organized by a travel agency which will allow you to know these tourist sites that are included in your tourist ticket and why not make them through a tour that will allow you to know the history of these beautiful archaeological sites such as:
WHAT TO DO OR VISIT IN URUBAMBA
- Inkary Museum
- Sacred Valley Brewery
- Hacienda del Chalan
- Wilcamayu Brewery
- Perolniyoc Waterfalls
- Urubamba Food Market
- Urubamba Church
- Yanacocha Lake
- Perol chico
Pisaq (Located 30 km outside the city of Cusco) This archaeological site has the shape of a bird represented in a partridge, a high Andean bird.
Ollantaytambo (Located 90 km outside the city of Cusco) Starting point for the tour of Machupicchu, in this town we will find the train station better known as “Ollantaytambo Station”, point where most national and international tourists take the train to Aguas Calientes where Machupicchu is located.
Chinchero (located approximately 30 km outside the city of Cusco) This place has a lot of history, best known for the textile art expressed by the villagers both women and men in their weavings, a tradition that endures from generation to generation.
Maras (located 39.5 km outside the city of Cusco) Important center of salt production, the famous “Pink Salt Mines”, which is used for consumption and the production of aromatic products.
Moray (Located 33 km outside the city of Cusco) This archaeological site is also important for its agricultural production center specifically for its ” Circular Platforms” which is said to have been a center of experimentation in agricultural production.
These are the most visited archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the province of Urubamba – Cusco region.