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Sacred Valley of Incas houses some of the popular archaeological sites in Cusco. As the name suggests, Sacred Valley was an important part of Cusco and continues to be. A part of Sacred Valley was prominent for agriculture and farming. While some held its importance for spiritual worships and some served as political centre.
Chinchero: Chinchero is a small village near Cusco. Locals here are famous for handicrafts. They are known for knitting woollen wears. Chinchero has the most fertile soil among all sites in Sacred Valley. This was more like a country resort to Tupac Yupanqui. During his rule, he constructed many aqueducts and terraces which are in use even today.
Ollantaytambo: Ollantaytambo was more of an administrative area for Incas. The fort here was mainly a religious site. This sacred site transformed into a war zone as the Spanish rulers invaded.
Pisac: Pisac is home to the famous flea market. The market sprawls every weekend. The farmers sell their produce here. Also craftsmen sell their hand made goods. Pisac is an ideal place to shop for souvenirs. Also, Pisac is home to an impressive archaeological site. It is massive, it sits on top of a hill and offers stunning views of the valley below.
Maximum Altitude: 4,100 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,900 m
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