The Sacred Valley Tours
Posted on : 12 March 2021
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is an ancient valley that offers you everything: a natural beauty surrounded by rivers, traditional towns, Inca ruins. This valley offers you many forms of adventure.
These are 6 of the best things you can do in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
River rafting on the Vilcanota River
You can go rafting on the river that runs through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, this river is called Vilcanota and it is a word in Quechua that means sacred river because it was this river that gave life to the Incas’ crops and also provided them with water for consumption.
In the dry season (from April to October), you can do a calm river rafting since its waters offer levels II and III (with little risk). In the rainy season (from October to March), it can be done in levels IV and V (risky). This is a sacred valley tour that you can do all year round.
Chinchero is a traditional town that have its customs of life over time. It is located at 3780 meters above sea level. In this town there are various textile centers where the process of spinning and weaving is carried out in an ancestral way.
The typical clothing of the settlers is also preserved in Chinchero, so it is common to see men, women, and children wearing red colors and typical Chinchero braids.
In the town, there is also the archaeological site of Chinchero and a colonial church built on the remains of the palace of the Inca Tupac Yupanqui.
Urubamba is a town that takes us back to the colonial era of Cusco. Currently, Urubamba produces and exports the “best corn in the world.” Due to its natural beauty and unique charm, many travelers have decided to live here. Its main square is composed of typical trees and a statue of corn.
Riding an ATV through the Sacred Valley
On this ATV ride, you can travel long distances and appreciate landscapes such as the La Verónica mountains and the ‘Vilcanota’ mountain range, the Maras salt mines, and the Inca ruins of Moray. This sacred valley tour lasts 3 – 4 hours and includes a tour guide in your language and full equipment for your security.
Ride a bike through the Sacred Valley
Cycling through the Sacred Valley of the Incas is perhaps one of the most beautiful ways to surprise yourself with the beauty of each place in your path. You should cycle along the right side of the track, which will allow you to make stops whenever you want. You will be able to know the traditional market of Pisaq, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo, in addition to passing through small old towns such as Taray, Calca, Lamay, Coya.
Enjoy the traditional market of Pisac
The Pisaq market is one of the most beautiful and famous markets in Peru. This market has been popular since the time of the Incas since this was the market where food and goods of interest to the peoples were exchanged, it is this tradition that lasts until now through “barter” in the main square of Pisaq.
All sacred valley tours you can book with Peru private tour.