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.
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.
|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.
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.