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.

Sandy Beaches and Pre-Inca Culture: The Coastal Route from Lima to Ecuador

Many travelers start their adventure in Latin America with Peru and the classic South Route. It makes sense — the highlights Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and more await them here. Long-term travelers in particular, however, are soon drawn into the still relatively untouristic north, Peru’s true treasure trove! The adventurers are greeted by numerous ruins and temples, surfer villages, and, of course, freshly caught fish — perfect for the national dish Ceviche. You’ll find various ways to include the coastline in your itinerary in our personalized guidebook ALL ACROSS PERU. It also includes detailed city guides with plenty of info on lodging, restaurants, and other tips.