SACRED VALLEY + MACHU PICCHU 2D/1N
The Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the Peruvian Andes, is made up of numerous rivers that descend through gorges and small valleys; It has numerous archaeological monuments and indigenous peoples. This valley was much appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities. It was one of the main production points due to the richness of its land and place where the best corn grain is produced in Peru.
In 2006 the Sacred Valley of the Incas was declared Cultural Patrimony of the Nation. Machu Picchu, name in Quechua,”of the old mountain”; is the contemporary name given to a llaqta – ancient Andean Inca town – built before the 15th century and then abandoned, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, in the mountain range of Los Andes at 2430 meters above sea level.
It is located in the Cusco region, province of Urubamba, district of Machu Picchu, on the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 80 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco, city of Peru and where the Urubamba River flows, which crosses the mountain range and a canyon with tropical mountain climate originates. According to many scholars, its original name would have been Llaqtapata. Famous for its sophisticated dry stone walls that combine huge blocks without the use of a mortar, fascinating buildings that relate to astronomical alignments and panoramic views. The exact use he had remains a mystery.
LOCATION: It is located in the Center-South of the country, in the Andean