The Sacred Valley Peru is amazing place, located in south america exactly in the present-day Peruvian region of Cusco. The sacred valley is surrounded by impressive mountains, Urubamba valley is in the middle of the Andes and the sacred river Willka Mayu in Quechua is feeded by the glaciers and growing drop by drop to make one of the important rivers that form the largest amazon river (The Amazon River in South America is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world, and either the longest or second longest) which is joining into atlantic ocean.
The scenic and historical Sacred Valley is a major tourist destination.
In 2017, 1.9 million tourist – 900,000 from peru, are estimated to have visited Machu Picchu, its most famous archaeological site. Many of the same people also visited other archaeological sites and modern towns in the Sacred Valley.
This traditional sacred valley day trip is carry out every day. Therefore, there are as well important days to experience the sacred valley. The days are tuesdays, thursdays and sundays. Why? Because are days of fair and you see native people still practicing the customs of their ancestors, the famous Trading System or reciprocity system. This system was used when the Inca people did not know money back in the 16th century.
Many tourists once they arrive to Cusco, ask themselves about sacred valley peru tour. Of course, sacred valley tour peru has its 3 important answers to understand better about it:
When you travel from cusco to sacred valley, you can notice the difference of altitudes.
Well, you can notice the exact altitude number of places when you have to visit one of the new seven wonder of the world. There is a huge difference. No worries i leave you here some tips about Machu Picchu alitude sickness so that you will come to peru prepared.
In sacred valley 1 day tour you have the chance to appreciate the most spectacular sacred valley ruins. Such as Pisac (Andean market and the biggest cemetery of south america, archaeological part), lunch in Urubamba valley, Ollantaytambo the Inca town and Chinchero as known “the city of the rainbow”. The tour finishes in the center of Cusco around 18:30.
Another option to visit Machu Picchu Peru: you may take sacred valley tour from cusco and connect since Ollantaytambo station by train to Machu Picchu pueblo so that you spend a night in Aguas Calientes and you wake up with sunrise in Machu Picchu.