Explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu in a short time (2 days tour), enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the architectural engineering of the wonderful Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas was an area of great importance to the Inca Empire, as it developed as an agricultural, spiritual and political center.
The archeological centers found in the sacred valley overflow with green and beautiful hillsides such as Pisac and Ollantaytambo, in addition the sacred valley preserves a culture that despite the years is gallant before the eyes of the world, as in the case of local people dressed in traditional Andean costumes that walk through the cobblestone streets of colonial towns.
The Sacred Valley Tour is one of the best tourist offers in Cusco for all its visitors, not only can you appreciate Inca constructions, but you can also visit the colorful textile and handicraft markets that exhibit hand-woven fabrics, hats and ponchos.
The Sacred Valley is beautifully located between Cusco and Machu Picchu along the Vilcanota River, from Pisac to Ollantaytambo, making it an almost obligatory tour for those planning to visit Machu Picchu. It also presents an additional benefit for travelers who hope to acclimatize to the altitude of the region before visiting Machu Picchu or making adventures such as the Inca Trail or alternate routes (Salkantay to Machu Picchu route or Lares to Machu Picchu route).
Places of interest in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
Archaeological centre of Pisac.
Pisac presents a wonderful visit to the valley of the Incas, in addition to its Inca constructions, The agricultural terraces are finely built on top of the mountain. It is reached by a zigzagging road.
In Pisac you will find places of great importance such as: the tambos, Amaru puncu, the Inca cemetery, the Inca bridge and many more. It is also famous for its Sunday market, in which local people offer colourful handicrafts and fabrics at very good prices.
Ollantaytambo Archaeological Center.
In addition to its cobblestone streets, the main attraction of Ollantaytambo is the Inca fortress located at the top of the mountain. Unlike Pisac, Ollantaytambo was built for military purposes (Machu Picchu access control point).
Prepare to climb the terraces built on a steep slope and the most important temples built in honor of the sun god.
The beautiful colorful village of Chinchero presents the best fabrics of great quality. It is an ideal place to purchase souvenirs of your trip to Cusco. You can enjoy a demonstration of traditional weaving, visit a beautiful colonial church and explore the Inca terraces.
Construction of concentric terraces, it seems a gigantic green amphitheater, denominated as the agricultural laboratory of the Incas.
Moray is a beautiful sample that the Inca culture could handle the agriculture to great quality and without any limit.
Most tourists choose to do the sacred valley tour, before making their visit to Machu Picchu, since you can choose to end the tour in Ollantaytambo and from there, Ollantaytambo station, take the train to Aguas Calientes (the town at the base of Machu Picchu).
Visit to Machu Picchu.
Ollantaytambo is the best station to start the trip to Machu Picchu, it has the most schedules and classes to choose from. The trip to Machu Picchu by train, after a tour of the sacred valley, is perhaps the best option you can have if you have only a few days to stay.
Knowing your complete itinerary is very important, since usually in a sacred valley tour, the trip to Machu Picchu is made in the afternoon, after finishing with the tour to the sacred valley, and spend a night in the city of hot waters.
The second day, already being in Machu Picchu town, the tour to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is made.
You can find detailed tour information for Machu Picchu, it is a matter of choosing the one that suits the tourist.