Cusco Sacred Valley of the Incas (El Valle Sagrado / Urubamba Valley)

(Cusco / Cuzco, Peru)

Photo showing the El Valle Sagrado / Urubamba ValleySituated within easy reach of the Inca-rich city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a spectacular valley, located within the South American Andes mountain range. Running parallel to the winding Urubamba River, which also goes by the name of the Vilcanota River or the Wilcamayu River, the Sacred Valley of the Incas can be found just 15 km / 9 miles to the north of Cusco.

A number of tour companies and travel agencies around Cusco offer trips to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, so you will likely find a lot of choice. Most are fairly rushed and stop only at the most prominent of archaeological sites within the valley, along with some busy markets and Andean villages. However, if you find that you have a couple of days going spare, then do consider exploring this tranquil site at your own pace.

Further picture of the El Valle Sagrado

General Information

There are a number of must-see sites and charming villages around the Sacred Valley of the Incas and tourists are strongly advised to search out the following: