Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
The Sacred Valley region of Peru is home to Machu Picchu. This was the heart of the Inca Empire, a civilization whose presence is still celebrated daily by visitors from around the world who come to see the ruins with their own eyes. Exploring Machu Picchu is the climax of any visit to this area, but your time in the valley will be anything but dull! Go whitewater rafting with a guide down the Urubamba River or hike any number of local trails, like nearby Rainbow Mountain. Slow things down with a visit to Tambomachay, considered to be an ancient Inca spa, wander through the colonial village of Pisac, or explore the farming community of Moray. There is so much to do in the Sacred Valley of Peru you might just consider extending your stay!