About Sacred Valley of the Incas
Sacred Valley is in the heart of the central Andes, north of the city of Cusco – Peru, in an average of 35 – 60 Kms from the city of Cusco. Its climate predominates between 5ºc to 18ºc.
It is called this way to the extreme of the extensive Urubamba valley, between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, where they concentrated from the incanato the agricultural zones cattle and beautiful towns.
The valley is characterized by very special conditions, such as an excellent climate, very fertile lands and the waters of the sacred river of the Incas, Vilcanota (Quechua voice, sacred or wonderful thing), upstream in the town of Urubamba, changes its name and is called Urubamba river.
The Sacred Valley is between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, it has wonderful Andean landscapes, where its inhabitants, native of the ethnic Quechua, conserves many customs and ancestral rites.
It is the area where you can appreciate and magnify the high technological development that the Incas achieved in agriculture through systems of andenerías (set of land terraces in staggered form on the mountains to be used in the sowing) that today are in full production, accompanied by sophisticated designs and works of hydraulic engineering that used for irrigation. Also noteworthy are the centers of worship to the Pachamama (mother earth).
Today, every town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas has the fusion of the Inca and Spanish architectural style. The wealth of its people in its folklore and crafts, its way of life, its clothes, make it a place that will leave you unforgettable memories.
In this area, important hotels have been established, which allow to enjoy the Andean nature of Cusco, a better climate and lower altitude above sea level in relation to the city of Cusco.
Sacred valley is north of the city of Cusco – Peru, in an average of 35 – 60 Kms from the city of Cusco.