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Peru: Sacred Valley of the Incas

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The Sacred Valley of the Incas was both the Inca civilisation’s breadbasket and its spiritual home. Nowadays, its appeal is not just the fast-flowing, broom-lined River Urubamba, rushing relentlessly towards the Amazon basin. Nor the parade of spiky snow-stifled peaks alongside; nor the adobe colonial villages, nor the monumental ruined Inca cities and temples. Nor the earthy quilt of sunlit fields bursting with maize, fruit, flowers and vegetables.  It’s the combination of all these which makes the Sacred Valley such a unique and gorgeous place for visitors. Now peppered with hotels from family hostels to first class boutique hotels, it’s increasingly a place to linger for a few days; lower in altitude than Cusco, 3,399m,  and conveniently en route to Machu Picchu, 2,430m.

Our holidays to Sacred Valley of the Incas

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Sacred Valley

Signature Peru and Chile: Machu Picchu and Atacama

Private journey

13 days from £4,955pp

Macaws Amazon Rainforest

Peru Birdlife: Machu Picchu to Pristine Amazon

Private journey

12 days from £2,066pp

Hut with flag Lake Titicaca

Value Peru: Sacred Valley of the Incas to Lake Titicaca

Private journey

12 days from £1,768pp

Galapagos Hawk

Galapagos Hawk: Peru and Galapagos

Group tour

15 days from £5,195pp

Things to do in Sacred Valley of the Incas

Sacred valley

Hike the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Go White-water Rafting

Rafting in the Sacred Valley of the Incas


Cycle in the Sacred Valley

Cycle the highlands above the Sacred Valley

Visit Pisaq

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Our insider tips for Sacred Valley of the Incas

Isabelle

Isabelle Mazille

Having been delivered to the lofty terraced ruins of the Inca city of Pisac by car, walk down a scenic country path to the riverside colonial village of the same name.
Jenny Powles

Jenny Powles

The high pampa Inca sites at Moray, and colonial Maras, the slopes of the snow-mantled Andes rising before them, and the glistening salt pans leading down to the valley.
Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

The village of Ollantaytambo, home to the towering fortress. It’s a charming place of cobbled lanes and blocks (canchas) of crouching adobe houses with trapezoidal Inca doorways.

Paul

Paul Winrow-Giffin

Shopping in the market at the highland village of Chinchero, where the church is built on the foundations of an Inca palace. Potatoes and cereals are exchanged for fruit and tomatoes from the warmer valley and there’s a large choice of artisanía.

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