Between the skirts of lofty mountains with peaks at over 5,000 meters (16,400 ft) lies the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stretching from the town of Pisac in the east though to Machu Picchu in the far west, the Sacred Valley is over 100 kilometers (63 Miles) long. In Incan times was considered sacred because of the astronomical relation with the Milky Way which at certain times of the year arcs high above the valley. There are many Sacred Valley highlights located in and around the valley, offering some of the finest Inca ruins in the region. The vast agricultural terraces of Pisac, the large fortress of Ollantaytambo and the experimental deep circular terraces of Moray of to name but a few of the best places to visit.

What to See & Do

Pisac Ruins

Pisac Ruins

Towering high above the modern day town of Pisac are the ancient sprawling ruins, which consist of vast amounts of agricultural terracing and a small Incan village […read more]

Ruins at Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo Ruins

This impressive ruin built into the mountain side was one of the last strong holds for the Incas after the invasion of the Spanish nearly 500 years ago.  and ascending rapidly to the peak of the ruins […read more]

Chinchero ruins


This typical Andean village has some lesser known bt yet beatiful ruins and is the center of traditional weaving and dying   […read more]

Moray Ruins

Moray Ruins

A lesser known Sacred Valley highlight is the ruin of Moray, situated 600 meters (1900 ft) above the Valley floor, 30 minutes south from the village of Urubamba […read more]

Pisac Market

Pisac Market

One of the most famous Sacred Valley Highlights is the colorful Pisac market which is now held every day of the week […read more]

Maras Salt Pans


See working salt pans once used by the ancient Incas […read more]

Tipon Ruins


The beautiful and tranquil Inca site of Tipon is located high up in the mountain tops of the valley along a slowly winding dirt track […read more]

Temple of Wiracocha

According to Inca and pre Inca mythology Wiracocha was the giver and creator of all things. See the temple dedicated to this great deity  […read more]