The Sacred Valley

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

The Sacred Valley is a short drive from Cuzco and good place to help acclimatise to the altitude as it is lower than the Inca Capital.   The Sacred Valley contains fertile valleys, White Water Rivers, colourful markets and hiking trails, making it a superb destination for both cultural and active interests.

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN THE SACRED VALLEY

HORSE RIDING

Riding around the valley can either be up into the Andes or on rural paths.  Either way, you will ride through the small villages that inhabit the region, allowing you to interact and have an insight into their daily life. Riding into the higher Andes offers some superb views across the valley.

OLLANTAYTAMBO

The design and foundations of the majority of its buildings date from the Inca era when it was a strategic military, religious and agricultural centre. It was, in addition, the dramatic staging post for an attempted, but ultimately unsuccessful rebellion by the Incas against the Spanish after they were first conquered

PISAC MARKET

The daily market of Pisac is not to be missed, though Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays are better than the others, especially Sunday when Mass is held. The Mass is attended by the ‘mayors’ of the neighbouring villages, complete in typical dress and carrying their traditional ‘varayoc’ or staff of office

TREKKING/WALKING

The Sacred Valley contains numerous walking trails, some go high up into the Andes whilst others meander through local villages.  One of the nicest walks is to just follow the banks of the Urubamba River stopping for a picnic lunch along the way

WHITE WATER RAFTING

The Urubamba River runs the length of the valley and depending on what time of year you come you will find anywhere between class IV and Class II rapids

MOUNTAIN BIKING

We can tailor any bike trip around what you want to do, from gentle flat cycles to off roading.  The riding can take you between Inca ruins, through local towns or even across to local markets and saltpans at Maras and Moray

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Rio Sagrado

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