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Sacred Valley of the Incas

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a valley in the Southern Sierra in Peru that contains many famous and beautiful Inca ruins. It was called the Sacred Valley because it contains some of the best land in the region and was not a part of the Incan Empire but the property of the Emperor or Inca himself.

Cuzco, located in the Southern Sierras is a fascinating city that was the capital of the Inca Empire.

Moray - is the name of the Incan ruins near the town of Maras, Peru that sits six hundred meters above Urubamba and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of Peru.

Pisac is a small town about 35 km from Cuzco. Pisac is best known for its Sunday market, but is also known for some ruins dating from about the same time as Machu Picchu.

Aguas Calientes is a small town at the bottom of the valley next to Machu Picchu, and the principal access point to the site.

Mollepata is a decent-sized Peruvian mountain town.

Ollantaytambo is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas near Cuzco in the Southern Sierra region of Peru.

Urubamba is a small town in Peru within the Sacred Valley of the Incas. One hour and thirty minutues from Cusco airport by dirt road.

Choquequirao is in Sacred Valley of the Incas of Peru. It's a two day hike to Choquequirao from Cachora or Huanipaca.

This page is about the town in Peru. For the Turkish city, see Kahramanmaras.

Salineras is a cultural site in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Admission is S/ 5, but collection is inconsistent and unregulated.

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