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Explore ancient ruins, vibrant markets, and stunning landscapes

Discover ancient Inca ruins, vibrant markets, and vast landscapes in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Located near Cusco, the Sacred Valley, also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is a must-visit destination for travellers seeking to immerse themselves in the heart of the Inca civilisation.

As you explore the Sacred Valley, you'll be greeted by picturesque villages, terraced fields, and towering mountains that create a stunning backdrop at every turn. The region's strategic location and fertile lands made it a significant centre for agriculture and trade during the Inca Empire. Today, it continues to be a place where ancient traditions and customs thrive.

One of the main highlights of the Sacred Valley is the array of impressive Inca ruins that dot the landscape. The archaeological site of Pisac showcases terraces, temples, and ceremonial platforms, offering a glimpse into the Inca's architectural prowess and spiritual practices. Ollantaytambo, with its massive stone fortress and intricate stone masonry, provides insight into their strategic military planning.

The Sacred Valley is also home to traditional markets such as the Pisac Market, a bustling hub where you can interact with the local Quechua communities. Bargain for unique souvenirs, sample traditional dishes, and witness age-old traditions that have been passed down through generations.

For those seeking adventure, the Sacred Valley offers a wide range of outdoor activities. Embark on exhilarating hikes along ancient trails, such as the Classic Inca Trail or the lesser-known Lares Trek, to experience the beauty of the Andean landscapes up close. The Urubamba River presents opportunities for thrilling white-water rafting, while mountain biking allows you to explore the valleys and villages at your own pace.

No visit to the Sacred Valley is complete without a visit to the enchanting town of Chinchero, known for its traditional weaving practices. Witness skilled weavers using natural dyes and ancient techniques to create intricate textiles that reflect the region's cultural heritage.

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