Cusco Travel Guide

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Sacred Valley of the Incas: It is almost one obligation to occur a return by the beautiful one and suggestive valley between the populations of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo and that runs parallel to rio Vilcanota, also known like Urubamba , very was appreciated by the settlers of the old Peru, due to its special geograficas and climatic qualities, fertile valley that choclos(maíz) of great grain produces but.

Although the circuit has a good highway to all the places of interest and can be made in a day, this does not allow for allows to visit some places that are far from the highway, or simply to enjoy the beautiful landscape. The towns of Pisaq , Granary, Yucay, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo offer hotels and restaurants that can get to satisfy in demanding taste but.

Normally tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas begins in Pisac , a colorful town of 30 racially mixed and colonial characteristics to kms. of the Cusco. Here there is a dominical market that has gotten to be favorite for the tourists, the mass is in quechua and with worthy attendance of "Varayocs" (local authorities). On the present colonial town, which even conserves its bases Incas, is the called hill intihuatana, with a set of andenerías and a really impressive Vista of the valley, besides to have ruins of fine carving in stone.

Way to the heart of the valley, is arrived at Granary, town that is surrounded by the snow-covered hills Pitusiray and Sawasiray, the ruins Huchuy Qosqo and the medicinal baths of Machacancha and Minasmoqo also are in this province that as all the valley has beautiful landscape.

To few minutes is Yucay, a beautiful place that was inhabited by the Runas de Tahuantinsuyo and that lodges the Palace of the Iinca Sayri Tupac II, a construction of stone and marinates with scenery in stop and under relief. it is here in Yucay where the Incas had their first experiment of deprived property, besides to have impressive works of agricultural engineering.

Wax is Urubamba, to 78 kms. of the Cusco via chincheros Pisac and 57 kms. via. Call also "Per it of the Vilcanota", stands out by its healthful landscape and its climate, is on the snow-covered foot of the Chicon and Pumahuanca and presents/displays great possibilities for the tourism of adventure by its natural beauty.

To 19 kms. of Urubamba and 97 of the Cusco, one is Ollantaytambo, architectonic set that it was, in the days of the Tahuantinsuyo, a gigantic administrative, social, religious and military set agricultural.

Ollantaytambo is the unica city that it indicates that it is intact and their house serves to like houses of their present occupants. In the full mountain of platform, they emphasize pink granite monoliths perfectly assembled from where it is had sights impressive of the valley, in addition to being an archaeological set with admiring much.

In order to arrive at Chinchero, elúltimo point of the route, is necessary to return to 29 Urubamba and to advance kms. this 28 colorful town that is to single kms. of the Cusco, is beautiful example of the architectonic sincretismo between Andean and the hispanico. It has a very attractive temple that was constructed on the foundations of a palace Inca. The dominical market and the same one are but authentic here that in Pisac, the main celebration of the town of Chinchero is made the 8 of September.
Without doubt Chinchero is an excellent finishing touch for a route that nonsingle also extends on geography but through the time.



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