The Sacred Valley of the Incas was undoubtedly a key area of settlement of the Incas. Its agreeable climate and fertile plains make a rare and fruitful combination for the high Andes. It was also the route to the jungle and therefore an area with access to the fruits and plants of the tropical lowlands. The Sacred Valley served as a buffer zone, protecting Cusco from incursions of the Antis, the fierce jungle tribes who from time to time raided the highlands.
Crew: A Travel Tour Group representative in Cuzco and profesional guide in the Sacred Valley
Meals: Buffet Lunch in the Urubamba valley
Transportation: Tourist bus.
Travel with our local guide through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. An important source of food for the Inca, the Sacred Valley is a lush agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cuzco with much of its produce. Visit the impressive Pisac ruins and the colourful artisan market (market days only). Then We headed to the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, site of another large Inca ruin.
The town and fortress of Ollantaytambo are strategically situated overlooking the beautiful Urubamba River Valley. This major ruin site is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spanish lost a major battle during the conquest.
Afternoon return to Cusco, we will make a stop in the picturesque village of Chinchero, where Inca times served as an astronomical center and moon worship.