Sacred Valley of Peru

10 Sites to See in the Sacred Valley of Peru

The Sacred Valley of Peru is one of those incredible, you can’t really believe it until you see it, kind of places. There is a reason the Inca chose this as the seat of their empire. The lushness of the flora, the incredible diversity in the fauna, the eternal Spring weather. It has been called, not inaccurately, paradise.


If you’re planning a trip through Peru, you must plan to spend some time here – After all, the Sacred Valley is home to Machu Picchu. But, outside of Machu Picchu, there are so many sites to see and cities to visit. It can be overwhelming to keep track of them all. In this blog post, we’ll give you a summary of some of the main sites and cities in the Sacred Valley and tips for how to make the most of your time there.

Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain

Which mountain to hike? Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain

There are two mountains, Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (also called Montaña Mountain) surrounding Machu Picchu that provide opportunities for hiking (and great views of Machu Picchu). But, as with all things Machu Picchu, it isn’t as simple as it first may seem. You must decide before you book your Machu Picchu tickets (or Inca Trail trek tickets that include your Machu Picchu entrance) whether you want to hike one of these mountains or not.


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10 Steps to Machu Picchu: Everything You Need to Know

Just arrive in Cusco, buy a ticket to Machu Picchu, and off you go? Wouldn’t that be nice! Visiting Machu Picchu is a science in itself. It starts with the right time to travel, continues with a pretty complicated ticket purchase, and ends with the questions: How do I even get to Machu Picchu and where do I spend the night? Fortunately, we have great answers to all these questions!