Sacred Valley

Whilst Cusco was a bit of a culture shock for us (after the relatively chilled out attitude to tourism in Bolivia), the Sacred Valley was much more relaxed. We stayed in Ollantaytambo for a few days and enjoyed free ruins, cute cafes and delicious food as well as side trips to the salineras and Moray agricultural terraces. It was a lovely respite from the crowds at Machu Picchu and the touts in Cusco.


See also our photos from Machu Picchu and visitors’ guide.

6 thoughts on “Sacred Valley

  1. I loved the Sacred Valley. We stayed four days in Ollantaytambo and explored Pisac, Maras, and Ollantaytambo before heading to Cusco. It was beautiful and wonderful! Thanks for the lovely pictures.

    • Glad you enjoyed the post 🙂 I loved Ollantaytambo – one of my favourite places in all of South America in fact! I wish we’d had time to visit Pisac too, but our trip was cut short when our two travel companions got sick.

      • I actually got altitude sickness in Ollantaytambo and missed Machu Picchu 😦 BUT, I, too, loved Ollantaytambo! Pisac is great, but it’s become overly touristy and not so authentic. The market there was cool, but prices were steep due to so many tourists being there 😛

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