Our hotels in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
Sacred Valley of the Incas
It is called this way to the extreme of the extensive valley of Urubamba, between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, near to city of Cusco.
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.
It is possible to 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 of sophisticated designs and works of hydraulic engineering that they used for their 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.
Picturesque village located in the foothills of the hill Intihuatana (place where the sun is moored), possesses the best system of andeneria achieved by the Incas in all the Andes.
Near the village is located the Archaeological Park of Pisac, Inca archaeological sites, finely assembled polished stone buildings, citadel, turrets, military fortresses, astronomical observatories, etc., stands out the cemetery incaico, the biggest of all America.
Every Sunday, the Sunday party is celebrated, and every Thursday and Sunday, the "Indian market" is held in the Main Square, the handicrafts fair, among which are beautiful textiles, sweaters, ponchos, bags, etc. And ceramic handicrafts with reproductions of Inca archaeological pieces, keros (ceremonial vessels), necklaces, etc.
Písac is located 32 km (20 miles) from the city of Cusco, 2,972 m.s.n.m. (9,751 feet).
Another ancient Inca town, located in a fertile valley, once a great agricultural center of the Incas, and today a beautiful countryside, with great fruit production.
Urubamba is located in the foothills of the majestic Chicón, to which you can easily reach and reach its ascent.
Urubamba is also called the "Archaeological Capital of Peru", due to the rich Inca archaeological sites that exist in the area; it is also called "La Perla del Vilcanota", for the incomparable landscapes that surround it, natural settings of an indescribable beauty. There are indigenous communities with marked ancestral customs.
Urubamba is also an ideal setting for the practice of numerous adventure sports, such as canoeing, hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. From Urubamba, there are good penetration routes to undertake adventures in the jungle area of Cusco.
It is located 72 km (45 miles) from Cusco, via Písac, and 58 km (36 miles) via Chinchero, 2,871 m.s.n.m (9,419 feet).