Ever since the times of the Inca, the Sacred Valley carries great agricultural significance for Peru. It´s fascinating terraces allow us an insight on early agriculture and the ancient Inca ruins in many cities of the Sacred Valley fascinate us until today.
Ollantaytambo is a small city located in the department of Cusco, roughly 60 km away from the city of Cusco. Many of its terraces, alleys and ancient buildings are still in their original condition and allow us an insight on the urban structures during Inca times.
Chicheros is a city in the highlands of the Andes, located in the Sacred Valley of the Inca close to Cusco. Its foundations date back to the ancient Inca times. Every Sunday a colourful, traditional market is held in Chincheros, where textiles and handicrafts are traded.
Pisac is an historic urbanisation located at the Urubamba river, at only 45 minutes bus drive from Cusco. Pisac's famous Inca ruins feature huge terraces that lead up to a fascinating temple area with the massive rock Intihuatana. The Inca used to believe that the sun was tied to this rock.
Moray is an ancient site with circular terracing that is considered to have been used as a biological lab by the Inca. Not far away lie the salt terraces of Mara, a fascinating place where salt has been produced since ancient times until present day.