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.
↑ View of the beautiful routine under the majestic Huayna Picchu mountain
↑ Terraces and routines in Ollantaytambo
↑ 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 Salt Mines