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Sacred Valley of the Incas Peru

Have you ever heard of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located in Peru? It lies between Cusco and Machu Picchu.

PLACES 25.5.2022

If you are planning to visit the famous routines of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is not to be missed. This is a beautiful valley in the Peruvian Andes. There is a reason why the place is called sacred, it has very fertile soil that comes from the sediments of the local river Urubamba, formerly known as Vilcanota. The potatoes and maize grown in the soil here are among the finest raw materials in the world.

The Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru

↑ View of the beautiful routine under the majestic Huayna Picchu mountain

The Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru

↑ Terraces and routines in Ollantaytambo

Huayna Picchu Mountain, Peru

↑ View of Machu Picchu

Between the former capital of Cuzco and Machu Picchu is the town of Marec, which is famous for its salt mines - i.e. Salineras. These salt pans are about 4 metres diagonal and up to half a metre deep. This place is definitely worth seeing.

Salineras, Maras, Peru

↑ Salineras Salt Mines