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Trip Report

Backpacker tips for the Peruvian Sacred Valley

Backpacking from the capital of the Inca Civilisation "Cuzco", the typical village of Pisac, Urubamba: the starting point of many adventures and finishing in the peacefull Ollantaytambo.

by carla woodyAbout Me:Hi guys ! I am Carla (26) from France, I am a world backpacker for many years and still now. I travel playing music, painting, drawing, making handcraft jewelry and doing volunteering projects mostly. On this page, I will share with you ... read more

Peru18 days / May - June - July 2019

Highs & Lows

Learn a lot about the Inca Civilisation and heritage

Highland can be tiring because of the altitude but it worth it.

Itinerary Overview

This report start in Cuzco, old capital of the Incas and entrance of the Sacred Valley, visit its ruins and colonial historical center and architecture.

Next stop in Pisac, a unic and typical artistic village, workcraft market and ruins.

Get to Urubamba (optional) to visit Maras and Moray, Inca agriculture heritage and salt mines.

Be charmed by the authentic sweet village of Ollantaytambo and famous ruins.

  • 5 Nights: Cusco
    Discover the capital of the Inca civilisation and its cultural activities
  • 5 Nights: Pisac
    Typical and preserved village and ruins in Pisac
  • 3 Nights: Urubamba
    First stop for the famous Maras and Moray and walks in the valley
  • 5 Nights: Ollantaytambo
    Incredible ancient ruins and village of Ollantaytambo

Q & A

  • How was the food?

    Peruvian food has a lot of national and international gastronomy, vegan and vegetarian options, and its market and street food is really cheep.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Learn about the Inca civilisation, culture, art, food, architecture and agriculture

  • Packing tips?

    The Sacred Valley is windy and cold. Sunny in the day but cold at night. Take good and warm socks and clothes and good treeking shoes.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Peruvian local bus is really cheep between short distancies.

Lodging