The Sacred Valley sits on the banks of the Urubamba River

Named for being the main food supplier of the Inca empire, The Sacred Valley sits on the banks of the Urubamba River. This river in its beginnings has the name of Vilcanota, which comes from the Quechua word Wilcamayu or Sacred River. The Incas built archeological centers, along its banks, which replicated the constellations they knew of the Andean sky so that this contributes, even more, to the beauty of this charming valley.

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located 35 kilometers from Cusco, and about 600 meters below the level of Cusco. It covers the part of the Vilcanota river basin between the towns of Písac and Ollantaytambo.

Between the months of April and October, at night the temperature drops considerably, in the early hours of the morning the tempreratura rises gradually until after noon.

Here are some suggestions of what you can do in the Sacred Valley

Canoeing in the sacred river of the Incas (Huillcamayo or Vilcanota).
Appreciate and buy handicrafts at the famous craft fairs in Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.
Tour Moray, impressive agricultural laboratory of the Incas.

 

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