Visit Sacred Valley
The Sacred Valley's showpiece is unarguably the myth- and mist-shrouded Inca citadel of Machu Picchu - ‘the city in the clouds'.
Cusco is an ideal base to visit the various other sites around the Sacred Valley, such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo and the latest ‘lost city' of Choquequirao.
Other archaeological sights draw visitors to Pikillacta, Rumicolca and Tipon.
Throughout the Inca heartland you can admire the Incas' astonishing knowledge of architecture and hydraulics as you marvel at the ruins left behind by this highly advanced civilisation.
The circular terraces at Moray show off agricultural prowess, while the meticulous placement of giant granite blocks at Sacsayhuaman point to expert masonry skills.
The Heritage-Listed Spanish church at San Pedro de Andahuaylillas is another highlight.
Top itineraries in Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, highlights of any visit to Peru, are linked by rail via Cusco along some of the world's highest and most scenic tracks.
Explore the very best of Peru's beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and fascinating culture on this tailor-made journey. Visit Lima, Arequipa, the Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca before heading to the Andes and the ancient sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
Introduce yourself to Peru’s colonial tapestry with its capital before delving further into the country’s rich history with Machu Picchu – the enigmatic poster child for the Sacred Valley’s lost Incan cities and stunning geography.
Top places to stay in Sacred Valley
Hotel Sol y Luna is a luxury lodge and spa, surrounded by Peru's beautiful Sacred Valley, offering world-class food created by Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. It serves as an excellent base for exploring the renowned Machu Picchu.
Combining contemporary luxury with an ancient setting, this new for 2016 property is poised to explore an ancient civilisation.
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