North west of Cusco, the Sacred Valley is one of the most beautiful and historically important parts of Peru. The Valley was one of the bases of Inca civilisation, the river that winds its way through believed to be aligned with the cosmos. Jacada Travel will help you explore this region of Peru in real luxury, unlocking its secrets and providing insight into its fascinating history.
Several of the Inca’s finest works were built in this region making it a fantastic place to take in the ancient culture of Peru. Explore the fortress town of Ollantaytambo, the ancient Inca terraces at Moray and the salt terraces at Maras.
The valley is also home to many indigenous people living the same way they have been for centuries and it’s possible to visit local markets and communities.
The Hiram Bingham and the Vistadome luxury trains depart from Cusco and stop in the Sacred Valley on their way to Machu Picchu. Speak to your Travel Designer about incorporating the Sacred Valley into your luxury tour of Peru.
When to go
The Peruvian winter is the best time to visit the Sacred Valleys as it offers clear blue skies and wonderful views.
What to do
- Visits to the local commmunities
- Horse riding
- Pisaq Market
- Visits to Inca citadels and fortresses
Itineraries including Sacred Valley
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Accommodation in Sacred Valley
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Sol y Luna Lodge & SpaSet among beautiful gardens in the magnificent location of the Sacred Valley, Sol y Luna is a charming and comfortable hotel with wonderfully relaxing amenities. Your bungalow, or ‘casita’, is designed with Andean touches and stylish interiors and boasts gorgeous views of the surrounding landscape. Spend your days exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you can partake in exciting activities such as horse riding, bird watching and para-gliding. Back at Sol y Luna the indulgent spa, sauna and pool is a peaceful place for you to unwind, while the dining consists of a number of Relais & Chateaux member restaurants: Killa Wasi, where Peruvian and European cuisine is served and Wayra, a separate restaurant set in the hotel’s Wayra ranch where Andean cuisine pays homage to the wealth of natural ingredients cultivated in the Sacred Valley since the time of the Incas. There is also a bar, Chicha Wasi, where you can enjoy authentic pisco sours. The hotel is also recognised for its community initiatives, particularly in education. After 10 years of working with different schools and programs, Sol y Luna opened the Sol y Luna Intercultural School, providing educational services to a number of local students. The hotel recently started another initiative, Sol y Luna Home, which provides a safe home for children without a family or who are victims of violence.