Destination

Sacred Valley Holidays

Valley of ancient Inca ruins

Bookended by the greatest Inca sites, Cusco and Machu Picchu, we love holidays in Sacred Valley for their outstanding reminder of the awe-inspiring Inca Empire. Here starkly traditional villages filled with Quechua-speaking descendents of the Incas are interrupted by ancient Inca ruins unfurling across rugged mountain slopes.

Hike through the valley, passing terraced farmland carved into the verdant hillsides and visit the ancient temples, royal palaces and estates spread like jewels amid the valley. This is an area of natural beauty with the valley floor running between mountains, peaks, villages and a prinkling of alpacas.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Machu Picchu
  • Ruins
  • Cuzco
  • Trekking
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMY -5
  • Currency PEN - Peruvian Sol
  • Visa Information British UK passport holders do not require a visa.
  • Language Spanish
  • Flight Time Cuzco is 1 hour from Lima

Top Tips from our Experts

Barbara

Destination Specialist

"The best way to see the Sacred Valley is to take the train from Poroy or ollantaytambo to Agues Calinetes (where you visit Machu Picchu from). The Vista Dome train or Belmond Hiram Bingham train offer excellent views as you travel along."