The Sacred Valley is northeast of Cusco, is understood primarily through the towns of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, irrigated by the waters of the Vilcanota River. The Sacred Valley have a variety of archaeological sites which in Inca times were of great importance due to the climate and the fertility of their land. Today is visited and even still retains its natural landscapes as well as its archaeological sites which have not been affected despite the years.
Early in the morning will be collected from your hotel and then move to our first destination PISAQ, located 30 km from the city of Cusco, approximately 40 minutes by bus, in the main square there are artesanal fairs that are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The archaeological site of Pisaq is composed of numerous squares and neighborhoods, among which highlights a enclosure where there are a solar calendar or INTIWATANA, is surrounded by surveillance sites and platforms.
OLLANTAYTAMBO is located 97 km northeast of the city of Cusco at approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes by bus, for many Andean people Ollantaytambo name derived from "Ollanta" is the name of an Inca captain, whose story was saved with the passing time as an oral tradition, and was also written as a drama whose editor was Antonio Valdez during the eighteenth century.
This archaeological site was built on two mountains in a strategic location, was an administrative, religious, military and social that the Spanish called "Fortress". The town of Ollantaytambo is called as "living Inca town" and people still preserve their customs and traditions that come from the Inca period.
MARAS the salt mines traditionally have been available to any person wishing to harvest salt. Usually there are many unused salt pools available to be farmed. Any prospective salt farmer need only locate an empty currently unmaintained pond, consult with the local informal cooperative, learn how to keep a pond properly within the accepted communal system, and start working.
CHINCHERO is at 28 km. To the northeast of Cusco and 40 minutes by car, stands the temple built in the colonial period we can find beautiful paintings belonging to the Cusco School, the town still retains the typical clothing notable for its colors and designs, the population still practice "exchange "at the Sunday fairs that take place which involves the exchange of a product by a different one.
The original name is lost, but this beautiful land is known as the land of the rainbow, because it can be seen most frequently in these Andean areas.
Our tour ends at approximately 6:00 pm.