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Sacred Valley Travel Guide

Overview

The Sacred Valley is an area of bucolic farmland located about 15km north of Cuzco towards Machu Picchu. Spread out along the Urubamba river are a handful of attractive towns and villages where locals sell their wares at traditional markets. The valley is home to Ollantaytambo and Pisac, two old Inca Citadels, and other mesmerising Inca sites such as the salt ponds at Maras and the ethereal circular terraces at Moray. With a wealth of top accommodation options this peaceful corner of the Andes is a fantastic place to breathe in Peruvian culture.

Quaint Andean villages, ancient Inca ruins, salt ponds, mountain scenery and colourful markets make the Sacred Valley an essential stop on any Peru itinerary.

Best months to visit the Sacred Valley

Our hand-picked hotels in the Sacred Valley

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truly exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below are a few of our favourites in the Sacred Valley.

Best reasons to visit the Sacred Valley

A wonderful area for relaxation, culture or adventure activities, the Sacred Valley is a great place to spend a few nights. Here are our top highlights in the area.

Discover Inca secrets at chinchero

Peruse the lively Pisac market

Unearth the past at Ollantaytambo, an old Inca fortress

Surreal salt ponds at Moras and the undulating terraces of Moray

Stay in the Sacred Valley Pods suspended off the edge of a cliff!

Weather Averages for the Sacred Valley

Other destinations in Peru

From the beaches of the north coast to the steamy Amazon jungle, explore Peru’s myriad destinations using our useful guides below.

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