Discover the Mystique of Peru’s Sacred Valley

Peru has a rich history associated with Sacred Valley. The origin of Incan empire is traced to this culturally significant valley. The modern day city, Cusco was in fact the administrative, political and military center of the Incan empire. Sacred Valley is a famous valley near Cusco which is home to magnificent and beautiful Inca sites like Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Machu Pichu, Wilcamayu River etc. Read more..

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The Cuzco Circuit: Sacred Valley

While my dad and I unfortunately didn’t have the time or the energy to hike the famed 4-day Inca Trail to get to Machu Picchu, we chose an equally exciting way to get there; the Sacred Valley Tour. Instead going to Aguas Calientes (the town at the base of Machu Picchu) directly from Cuzco via train, we drove for several hours through the mountains to small town of Ollantaytambo where we boarded the train. Along the way, we stopped at three archaeological sites and drove by several more that were nestled away on the hillsides. It is a beautifully scenic and enjoyable way to start the journey to Machu Picchu, and I highly recommend it! . [Continue reading…]

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Exploring the Sacred Valley

Reasonably priced for a ten hour adventure, the bus shuttles us around the mountains stopping in Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero. I am a bit put off when a tourist market is the first stop instead of the promised ruins; however, the stop is brief and I find solace in chatting with two other folks from China and Slovenia who are equally anxious to see the ruins. [Continue reading…]

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