Sacred Valley Holidays

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

Time Zone

GMY -5

Flight Time

Cuzco is 1 hour from Lima

Currency

PEN - Peruvian Sol

Visa Information

British UK passport holders do not require a visa.

Language

Spanish
  • Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu

    The most famous Inca ruin and one of the most known ruins in the world. This is the whole reason to come to this area of the world. Visit Machu Picchu by trekking along the Inca Trail for a few days or take the shorter and easier train ride. Either way, the destination is worth it.

  • Cuzco

    The pretty village of Pisac is most famous for its crafts markets that take place Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. But what really sets it apart is the imposing Inca fortress and temple that it rests in the shadow of. Climb the verdant hill in the tranquil, early-morning silence to see the ruins up close, then head back down to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the traditional markets.

  • Trekking

    Your holiday to Peru's Sacred Valley will most likely include a stay in unique and enchanting Cuzco. This ancient Inca city is a dramatic reminder of the Inca Empire with colonial architecture built directly on top of Incan ruins. Meander through the charming, cobblestone streets, hearing the Quechua-speaking inhabits, and explore the layers of history that portray how the past still has a powerful grip on the present.

  • Pisac

    The Sacred Valley is famous for its wealth of Inca ruins spread like a carpet throughout the verdant hillsides. See the salt mines at Salineras, where thousands of small pools of water evaporate and leave piles of salt, or head to Moray where three sets of terraced concentric circles are carved into the earth. In Ollantaytambo, visit the Inca temple, ceremonial baths, and the sun temple that faces the rising sun and explore the Inca Grancaries at Pinkuylluna. Your holiday to Sacred Valley will naturally end up at   Machu Picchu, the most spectacular Inca ruin of an empire that is often called the `lost city of Incas'.

  • Barbara, Destination Specialist

    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."