Between the villages of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, following the course of the Vilcanota River, lies the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Because the land is extraordinarily fertile, the Incas supplied Cusco with food grown there and erected huge Pre-Hispanic ceremonial and administrative centers within its domain. Throughout the length and breadth of its hills and mountains, they left evidence of their advanced knowledge of hydraulic engineering and agricultural experimentation: canals, complex terraced slopes (called andenes in Spanish), and intricate irrigation systems, most of which are still used today by the valley’s inhabitants.
Visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a wonderful means of gaining firsthand knowledge of a unique way of life in which man and the environment live together in perfect harmony. It is a corner of the planet blessed with the enchantment that comes from awe-inspiring scenery that has been the backdrop of unparalleled history.
Those Sacred Valley tours were designed to enjoy every single step you will make. Furthermore you are in a small group; the valley has a mild climate than Cusco and you will see a quick succession of charming villages, ancient agricultural terraces and various Incan sites.