Sacred Valley Of The Incas
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located 20 miles north of the city of Cusco at around 9 300 ft, it contains famous and amazing pre-Columbian sites.
Its name comes from the original name of the river that runs through it, Willka Mayu or Sacred River, which was considered as it by the Inca Society because being a mirror reflection of the Cosmos – the Milky Way on Earth, an important symbol of fertility.
Here you will enjoy a pleasant climate, picturesque villages and local artisan markets.
- Chinchero Textiles: Demonstration of ancient textile techniques at 11000 feet above sea level. A local family will teach us and share their ancestor’s knowledge using a vast variety of natural products to make unique colorful pieces of art. Incomparable opportunity to share some time with real Quechua Inca descendants.
- Moray: This is an impressive Archaeological Site about huge terraces in circular formations in the middle of extensive farming lands. Discover the different perspectives to understand the use and meaning of the constructions of this site.
- Maras Salt Mines: Built by the Quechuas over a 1000 years ago to produce and harvest actively fresh salt. Explore an area full of natural contrasts as you learn the diverse salt harvest techniques in the middle of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
- Ollantaytambo: A truly important researching Archaeological Park, it has one of the biggest and most impressive examples of working on rock – granite by the Quechuas. The site is also known for being the only place where the locals defeated the Conquistadors in the XVI Century.