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CUSCO SACRED VALLEY

INTRODUCTION

The Sacred Valley has become one of the most important tourist centers in Cusco city which is a recommended tour to get a good adaptation on the high altitude of Cusco of course it does not demand too much physical activity the area of Sacred valley located on Urubamba valley holds three of the most important handicraft markets of Cusco: Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.

The Sacred Valley tour includes the visit at the most important Incas remaining setting up in Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero traditional towns; the visit is recommended on Sunday when is celebrated the big traditional markets.

PISAC

Pisac is located at the bank of the Urubamba River at 32 km from Cusco city. The Archeological site is formed by intricate agricultural terraces that wrap around the mountain and joined by stairs and footpaths at the edge of mountain cliffs. Once at the top you'll reach a massive stone doorway that leads to stone stairs and finally a tunnel carved out of rock. The traditional Market is every Sunday with vendors selling high quality handmade goods and fresh produce.

OLLANTAYTAMBO

Ollantaytambo town is located at the northwest end of the Sacred Valley on the banks of the Urubamba River. The archeological area was design for great spiritual and military importance by the ancient culture developed on the area (Incas). It is now a day one of the best preserved sites, with the old walls of houses still standing and the water still running through channels that date back to the 15th century. The village around the great fortress is one of the most pleasant places to visit in the region.

CHINCHERO

Chinchero town is located in the heart of Sacred Valley where we can get amazing views of the Vilcabamba mountains range. The Archeological site is still standing with beautiful stonewall in the main plaza and the agricultural terraces which are still in use too. There is also a colonial church from the early 17th century, which was built upon the foundation of an Inca temple or palace.

IMPORTANT:

To visit the sacred Valley, city tour, southern valley and Moray, you must get the Boleto Turistico. Here's what you find.

The sights are divided into three circuits. Each circuit can be purchased separately or all together as a General Ticket.

Cost of the general ticket is S/130 soles (or S/70 for students) and is good for ten days. Basically, if you're planning on visiting the sites of the Sacred Valley, you're better off buying the general ticket. The cost of just the ruins circuits is the same as the cost of the general ticket, but you have ten days to do everything instead of three.

The ticket gives access to the following sites in Cuzco: Santa Cataline Monastery, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo Historico Regional, Museo del Sitio del Qoricancha, Museo de Arte Popular, Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo Danzas Folklórico, and Monumento Pachacuteq. And around Cuzco: Sacsayhuamán, Qénqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay, Chinchero and the ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo,Moray, Tipón and Pikillacta

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