Top Experiences in Sacred Valley

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Explore some of the best experiences in the Sacred Valley, a historical area in Peru that offers a glimpse into the ancient Inca civilization. If you want to visit the Inca ruins of Pisac and Maras' salt mines, you might enjoy an experience like this Sacred Valley excursion. For many travelers, a visit to the Sacred Valley is incomplete without seeing Machu Picchu, which you can visit on an outing like this Machu Picchu trip. If you prefer a mix of thrill and history, something similar to this Moray & Maras ATV adventure, where you'll ride through historic locations, might be the perfect pick.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Tour
6 hours
The ruins of the 15th century Incan citadel of Machu Picchu (which translates to "old mountain") were largely hidden to the outside world until the early 20th century. Today over a million visitors flock to this UNESCO World Heritage Site each year. They come to see a masterpiece of ancient...
Inca Fortress with Terraces
Sacred Valley Tour
7 hours
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Sacred Valley, where you'll explore the Pisac ruins and terraces, then wander the town's cobblestoned streets and local market. Next, visit the ancient salt mines of Maras, featuring over 3,000 salt pools carved into the mountainside. Conclude your...
Ollantaytambo Village and Inca Site Exploration. Pinkulluna Hike
4 hours
Embark on a private excursion, immersing yourself in the history and vibrant culture of Ollantaytambo Village and its awe-inspiring Inca site. Begin your journey by exploring the impressive Inca structures and learning about their past inhabitants. Continue to the enchanting village of...
Moray & Maras ATV Tour
2 hours
Embark on an ATV tour through Maras and Moray, where you'll be captivated by mountain views and Inca terraces. Begin with a ride through the valley, visiting Moray's distinctive amphitheater-like terraces. Then, head to the historic salt mines of Maras, boasting more than 3,000 salt pools carved...
Rainbow Mountain - Photo by Mckayla Crump
Rainbow Mountain Trek
11.5 hours
Embark on an adventurous trek to the picturesque Rainbow Mountain with an experienced guide. The journey begins with an early morning pick-up and a three-hour drive southwards, passing through charming villages and lush valleys. After a 1.5-hour hike to the summit, marvel at the stunning hues of...
Sacred Valley Tour: Cusco - Chinchero - Ollantaytambo
This day tour Cusco for a visit 45 minutes north to the village of Chinchero, which the Inca believed to be the birthplace of the rainbow. There are extensive Inca terraces here as well as several small, colonial-era churches. Chinchero is famous for its residents weaving alpaca and sheep wool...
On the trail to Machu Picchu
One day Inca Trail Machu Picchu
The most famous trek in Peru is the Inca Trail, a five-day hike from Cusco that culminates at the ruins of Machu Picchu. But for those with scheduling constraints, there's one-day, abridged version of this trail that allows folks to experience all the stunning scenery in a mere 24 hours. The tour...

Experiences in Sacred Valley, Peru

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Map of Best Day Hikes in the Sacred Valley near Cusco
Best Day Hikes in the Sacred Valley near Cusco

Peru is famous for the Inca Trail and other multi-day hikes, but if you are short on time, there are plenty of excellent day hikes throughout the Sacred Valley. These hikes are a great way to visit some of the rural communities and lesser-visited ruins throughout the Valley.

Market scene in Pisac.
Map of Top Day Trips From Cusco
Top Day Trips From Cusco

Cusco serves as the perfect base to explore the numerous sights of the Sacred Valley. Colonial settlements and ancient Inca towns are dotted here and there, while in remote mountain settlements life has largely remained unchanged for centuries. Use this guide to plan your day trips from the ancient Inca capital.

Inca terraces in the Sacred Valley - Pisac, Peru
Best Adventures in the Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley is one of the most culturally rich regions in South America — and also one of the most adventurous. A little known secret is that the Sacred Valley is emerging as a great adventure sports destination. From rafting to rock climbing, the Sacred Valley offers numerous ways to get your adrenaline fix in a stunning environment.

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