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9 Things to Do in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

When visiting Peru, if you only visit the Machu-Pichu, then you’ll miss out the major part of the story. There is much more to it. A visit to the Sacred Valley will give you yet another perspective of the ancient civilization and Peruvian life.

Over here we’ve enlisted 9 things that you cannot afford to miss while in the Sacred Valley:


1. Visit the Pisac Market and the Inca Ruins

The Pisa town was founded by the Spanish conquerer Viceroy Toledo. This town is located near Cusco and houses one of the top markets in the entire region- the Pisac market. Loaded with fresh local produce, you will find a myriad of local pieces of handicraft and exquisite artwork. This is a very good place for grabbing souvenirs. The Inca ruins, located nearby is worth visiting.

2. Visit Ollantaytambo Ruins

If you want to get a glimpse of the town plans of Inca, visit this place. We can bet that you’ll see some brilliant stonework and Inca architecture here. This was the royal palace of the Inca Emperor Pachacuti.

Ollantaytambo Ruins

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3. River Rafting

Want to get adventurous? Then do not miss river rafting. Choices of location are available but for a great experience, go for river rafting in Ollantaytambo. This will offer you a view of the ruins while you enjoy river rafting.

4. Paragliding

For the most adrenaline filled experience, go paragliding in Sacred Valley. The view from the top is worth taking the risk.

5. Visit Maras and Moray

Moray is the most intriguing place to visit. With an amphitheater- like appearance, researchers are still finding out what this place was actually used for. The town of Maras is famous for its salt-evaporation ponds

6. Drink Inca-Cola

This cola is considered the pride of the nation. You must experience it.

7. Visit Action Valley

This is a great place for some action. You can enjoy bungee-jumping,zipline tours or a quad bike tour here.

Action Valley

8. Visit a Weaving Cooperative

Weaving is one of the popular crafts in Peru from ancient times. You can visit such cooperatives in Sacred Valley.

9. Try Eating Cuy

Cuy or Guinea Pig is a staple diet of Peruvian people from thousand of years. You must try this.

Feeling inspired enough to take a tour to the Sacred Valley? Are you searching for Sacred Valley tours? You can check our Sacred Valley tour packages. We can ensure an awesome experience!

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