To start the holidays in Cusco Peru, The Valley ofthe Urubamba River Known as the Sacred Valley of Peru for its geographical and climatic qualitiesin its geography is the best option to visit, although you can get directly to the most soughtafter destination: Machupicchu In one day,knowing these destinations have nothing to envyfor being part of a fascinating Inca empire.
In the Sacred Valley of Peru pass through Pisac, Yucay, Lamay, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo atan average distance of 15 km from Cuzco, theseInca ruins were built by several Incas in order totake advantage of the land for the bestagricultural crop as maize Giant among others.
This natural scenery of the Sacred Valley is idealfor various adventure sports such as paragliding,Tyrolean and rafting as well as appreciating agreat richness in its flora and fauna, very apartfrom the Archaeological heritage of the Incas.
We must Also mention that by the lowest altitudein the Sacred Valley unlike the city of Cusco, it willbe easier for tourists to acclimate and get usedto the height of the archaeological centers suchas Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, but even more tovisit the Inca and Colonial temples in the city ofCusco where they are with more height.
The first place we will visit is the Pisacarchaeological Complex on the top of themountain, where we also appreciate the breadthof the Sacred Valley. At first glance the groups ofterraces and Inca structures will stand out on themountainside, the perfect cuts in the rock dazzleUS and show us the impeccable constructions.
Its best advantage is its lower altitude and be amid-point between high-end hotels and touristpackages to Chinchero, Maras Moray and theSacred Valley. Although not too close to theroutes of Machupicchu, no doubt itsgeographical location connects us to everything,for example that is our point of lunch on the tourof the Sacred Valley.
Of all the tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas,this would be the most important for itsarchaeological wealth military, religious,administrative and agricultural. The Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo protected the entirevalley from the invasions of the jungle so itsimportance was very high.
At The present time Ollantaytambo remains asintact as it was In the past, its houses are stillused as homes of their descendants and walkingalong its streets is like visiting a city museum.
Ollantaytambo is also the scene of a legend of aforbidden affair between a commoner and aprincess who is staged in the same Inca citadeland interpreted in the native Quechua language.
On our return to the city of Cusco, we passthrough the town of Chinchero where its cultureis dominated by traditional handmade textilesideal to do some shopping in your tourist area.This City maintains many constructions such asthe Inca wall and the Hispanic era mainly itstemple.
Finally we will arrive to the city of Cusco in thePlaza San Francisco.