Named as the main supplier of food of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley sits on the banks of the Urubamba River. This river has its beginnings in the Vilcanota River,namewhich comes from the Quechua wordWilcamayuorMilkyWay. The Incas built archaeological sites along its banks, which replicated the constellations they knew the Andean sky so this contributes further to the beauty of this lovely valley.


How to get to the sacred valley of the incas

The Sacred Valley is located 15 kilometers from Cusco, and about 600 meters below the level of Cusco. Encompasses part of the Vilcanota river basin between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

Important Data


Season Weather Min. T. Max T. Humidity
Rayny Season (December - March) Rainy 15 °C 27 °C 65%
Dry Season (April - November) Dry 10 °C 22 °C 46%

Between April to October, at night the temperature drops considerably in the early hours of the morning the tempreratura up gradually until past noon.


District Altitude
Pisac 2980 masl
Calca 2929 masl
Urubamba 2870 masl
Ollantaytambo 2850 masl

The altitudes shown in the table are in meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).

Things To Do

Here are some suggestions about how to spend your time in The Sacred Valley of Cusco:

  • Rafting in our Sacred Rivers (Huillcamayo or Vilcanota).
  • You will be able to appreciate and buy handicrafts in the famous fairs of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.
  • Taking a Walk across Moray, you can know an impressive Inca agricultural laboratory.

For more information about Tours in The Sacred Valley of the Incas click here.


Archaeological Centers

Archaeological Centers

The archaeological centers in the Sacred Valley were considered among the most important from the Inca period. Take a tour of the magical Valley of the incas and discover their history.

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Traditional Towns

Traditional Towns

Traditional Peoples of the Sacred Valley, Seated on the basis of ancient Inca peoples, still harbor the customs and traditions of the Andes of Peru.

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