Walks and Treks in the Sacred Valley
Our guide to the best day walks and longer treks in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
Traditional villages, rural landscapes and hilltop Inca ruins bring you closer to Peru's fascinating past and present.
The Urubamba Valley, known as The Sacred Valley of the Incas lies just north of the Inca capital of Cusco and today is one of the best places in Peru to see Inca traditions and the descendants of a once great civilisation. The dramatic landscape is charactarised by steep mountains, snow-covered peaks and traditional agriculture, small towns come to life in colourful bustling markets and outstanding Inca ruins, particularly those at either end of the valley in Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, demonstrate the enduring brilliance of the Inca people and their customs and ways of life. The people still speak the native Quechua language and conserve ancient customs and ancestral rites.
See our options for walking in the Sacred Valley, including the Inca Trail
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An active Tour of Peru, with day walks in the Colca Canyon and the Sacred Valley. The tour finishes with the incredible Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu
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Our essential tour of Peru, including the most important sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Lake Titicaca
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20 Nights from £5,058€4,916$6,081
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The spectacular hilltop ruins of Pisac guard the north-eastern entrance to the valley and afford wonderful views.
Ollantaytambo is a large Inca archaeological site, that was once one of the most important centres of the region.
The pre-Inca salt ponds of Maras are still used by locals in the Sacred Valley even today.
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