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INTRODUCTION

The area comprised mainly between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, northwest of Cusco, has been called "The Sacred Valley", irrigated by the Vilcanota River which then changes its name and is called Urubamba. Since pre - Hispanic times became the place for the founding of the people, being the Incas who best took advantage of the beauty and goodness of this land to settle along both banks of the river building stone urban centers, palaces, forts, temples , religious sites, shrines and places of ritual own transcendence of the Andean mysticism. It is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley, Urubamba (2871 m) is 78 km northwest of Cusco en route to Pisac (1 hour 25 minutes by car) or 57 km (45 minutes drive) from Cusco by Chinchero route.

Its altitude of 2,871 meters above sea level, gives it a milder climate. As in the lands at this point, its climate is marked by two seasons: wet and dry. The wet season occurs between the months of November to April. But the rainy season has its advantages, because the hills are covered with bright green and the temperatures are usually mild. During the dry season sky colors are bright, but the air is usually so dry that the skin seems to break. The night is usually very cold and can freeze at dawn. The starry sky is a spectacle during this season. The Sacred Valley is, climatically speaking, an ideal place. This was recognized by the ancient Peruvians who came here to heal. Despite reach high temperatures to be an area filled with vegetation, the valley is free of mosquitoes for the altitude at which it is located. In addition, it is difficult to suffocate, as always breeze fresca.El Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Andean region for its stunning scenery, imposing mountains, its pleasant climate, fertile soil with plenty of water, its megalithic cultural evidences and because it offers various possibilities for the practice of adventure tourism. It accessed from the city of Cusco by road or by rail. The Sacred Valley has become one of the most important tourist centers. In addition to having a unique historical wealth - expressed in many archaeological remains and scattered along colonial monuments of the valley, the Urubamba region offers endless possibilities of distraction tourists: hiking, hot springs, rafts or kayaks travel by river, paragliding or hang gliding, horseback riding, mountain climbing, etc. In recent years we have developed participative tourism programs, for example by inviting the traveler to work on a platform collecting salt or a salt. The Sacred Valley is also home to the most important handicraft markets of Cusco: Pisac and Chinchero Ollanta.

ITINERARY

We pick you up at 7 am and moved to the famous Sacred Valley to the village of Pisac. At halfway point we stopped for a few minutes at the viewpoint of Taray to take photos with spectacular views of the valley of the Incas. Then we come to the famous craft market, where you can find fabrics, paintings, sculptures, and most importantly work in silver designs of very good quality, can interact with craftspeople and eventually buy some gifts. Then we climbed the wide archaeological site of Pisac where we can admire several temples, palaces, colcas well as the amazing cemetery made of thousands of tombs carved into the mountain. We also marvel at the incredible agricultural terraces mastery test that our ancestors achieved principally engaged in agriculture, systems platforms that are admired far preventing soil erosion. After this long visit we go to Urubamba for lunch. We resume our journey to the great Inca portent of Ollantaytambo to visit the great archaeological site. The Inca Pachacutec built it to celebrate his victory over the Tambos. It is the most elaborate of the Sacred Valley that had military, religious and agricultural functions archaeological complex. Here you can see an unfinished temple dedicated to the sun, a temple to the moon, a ritual fountains devoted to water, Intihuatana and several also side ahead in the slope of the mountain named solar meters Pincuy lluna can see some colcas which served to store the food. Then we have a little time to visit the living Inca town of Inca period. It has an octagonal organization with narrow stone streets traversed by a network of canals amazing water. Then we headed to the town of Chinchero place of residence of the Inca Tupac Yupanqui, is of great importance for the textile domain coming from Inca times to date, here we will learn to differentiate wool threads Alpaca and Vicuña. Unfortunately the Conquistadores destroyed the temples and Usnu (ceremonial platform) to build the church of Chinchero remain the terraces in a pyramid that allows us to admire once again the domain that had the Incas in the construction of the walls. The church was built in 1604 and houses several paintings of

Pisac
Typical Andean village 32 km. southeast of Cusco whose pricipal place on Thursdays and Sundays craft fair is held. In his old church celebrates every Sunday Mass in Quechua with the assistance of the mayors of the surrounding districts who typically dress and carry the "rod" or scepter of command so they are called "Varayocs". A few kilometers from the village and on a mountain, is the Archaeological Park of Pisac, composed of numerous squares and neighborhoods, among which an enclosure or temple where a solar calendar or "Intiwatana" is. The Inca constructions of Pisac are admirable for their structures polished stone perfectly assembled; They are surrounded by watchmen or observation points and defense, as well as many terraces.

Ollantaytambo
A 97 km northwest of Cusco (2 hours and 30 minutes by car). It was built during the Inca times as a fortified area that includes a temple, platforms and an urban sector. We can distinguish two sectors: one named "Araqama Ayllu", linked to the cult and religion area; and the second "Qosqo Ayllu", set dedicated to housing. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center that probably also served military functions, as shown by its walls and towers. traces of ancient roads and aqueducts were also found. The town of Ollantaytambo is called "Pueblo Inca Vivo", since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. From Ollantaytambo you can visit the town of Willoc, whose inhabitants, Quechua language, are distinguished by their red clothes that identify them as members of a unique and different from the rest of the region ayllu.

Chinchero

A 28 km northwest of the city of Cusco (45 minutes by car). It stands the church built during the years of the colony, where you can see beautiful paintings from the Cuzco School. On Sundays a fair where traders and farmers exchange their products, even using barter (exchange) is performed. In the area there are important archaeological remains.

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