Only 1 hour away by paved road from Cusco, the valley of Urubamba River or Sacred Valley of the Incas, it is a setting of picturesque communities, impressive terraces and important archaeological sites. Dominated by the imposing peaks of the Vilcanota mountain range, the valley has been, since Inca times an agricultural pantry of Cusco. Today, it is famous for having the corn world's largest grain valley which covers the area between the Inca towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, and thanks to its climate and unique geography the ideal destination for adventure sport lovers (kayaking, mountain biking, free flight and hikes).
Pisac is located at 33 km from Cusco by paved road. It has an ancient village, an archaeological site considered one of the most important of Cusco, and a modern town of colonial origin. This place also has a Sunday market which attracts thousands of visitors and people from remote villages, using colourful traditional clothes. The day of the fair highlighted the Promenade Varayocs or Mayors, who at around 09:30 a.m. They go to church to attend the traditional Mass in Quechua.
Typical Inca village located at 21 Km from Urubamba (2,800 masl). It was named in honour of the Chief Ollanta, famous for his affair with an Inca princess, daughter of Pachacutec. One of the best preserved areas lies in the north of the Hanan Huacaypata Square, a total of 15 blocks of houses built of carved stone walls. In the vast archaeological site, located on the hill that call the people, structures such as the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana and the Baths of the Princess. The area available for restaurants, hotels and rental of horses and mountain bikes. Ollantaytambo part of a confirmed way, amounting to "Abra Malaga" (4,200 masl) and inner eyebrow toward the mountain, passing through villages such like the picturesque Huilloc, home of renowned Huairuros.
This town is located at 28 km. From Cusco on the paved road to Urubamba where are the remains of what was the "Royal Hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui", it is like a beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations, its greatest asset. However, it is its Sunday market, originally dedicated to the exchange of agricultural products between the villagers of the valley and the high end. Currently, the market is a spectacle of colour and movement that causes the fascination of tourists with its range of handicrafts and textiles made of pure pre-Columbian style.
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