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About the Sacred Valley of the Incas

valle-sagrado-de-los-incas-hotel-andinaThe Sacred Valley of the Incas or Vilcanota Valley, nestled between the towns of Pisaq (Calca) and Ollantaytambo (Urubamba) is beautiful, suggestive and was highly appreciated by the Inca, due to its special conditions such as the beneficial and generous climate Fertility of their lands.

This tour begins with the pick up of the hotel’s passengers and then heads through a paved road to the village of Pisaq in Calca located 32 km from the city of Cusco Historical Capital of Peru; Where you can appreciate and do some shopping in the Handicraft Market (Main Square), you will observe the typical handcrafted work in ceramics, leather and looms made by the local artisans.

Continuing the tour you will pass through the towns of Coya, Lamay, Calca, Yucay, Urubamba, where you can observe beautiful flora and fauna during the journey that lasts approximately 45 minutes until arriving at the city of Urubamba where generally it is lunched in a restaurant of Typical food or in any case of international food; In the afternoon, we continue our journey towards the town of Ollantaytambo, the only inhabited Inca City, where the normal tour includes a visit to the Archaeological Complex of Ollantaytambo, if there is time it is recommended to take a tour of the same town whose Inca streets are Very beautiful

This typical Incan settlement, located 93 km northeast of Cusco, was named in honor of the chieftain Ollanta, who according to oral tradition, fell in love with a princess daughter of the Inca Pachacútec and was severely punished for fixing a deity, His mere mortal eyes.

In the complex, located on the hill that overlooks the town, buildings such as the Temple of the Sun, the Mañaracay or Royal Hall, the Incahuatana and the Baths of the Princess stand out. At the top is a fortress consisting of a series of carved stone terraces and was built to protect the valley from possible invasions of jungle ethnicities. One of its best preserved areas extends north of Hanan Huacaypata Square: a total of 15 blocks of mansions erected on carved stone walls.

Then and back to Cusco, visit the Complex of Chinchero, an indigenous people built on Inca constructions, There is an archaeological complex of importance and a colonial time.

Duration of the excursion: 10 hours approx.

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Useful tips: Camcorder and / or photographic camera

Light clothing and comfortable shoes

Very close to the City Center