There is nothing more amazing than knowing about the beauties of the world, and among them, is the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
To start, this incredible valley has one of the wonders of the world; Machu Picchu was recognized in 2007 as a world wonder. This is located in the Andes Mountains and nestled above the Urubamba River, Machu Picchu is said to have originally acted as a palace complex for rulers. But this is not the only wonder at the valley.
This incredible and beautiful valley is recognized all around the world. As CNN says. – The 70-mile narrow strip of land, in the Peruvian Andes, that runs roughly from the old imperial capital of Cusco to the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu remains a place of eerie natural beauty.
Against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks, the fertile river valley winds below steep forests and ancient agricultural terraces while the mountain light at dusk gives the landscape an otherworldly glow.
Many locals still speak Quechua — the language of the Incas. They also grow corn, raise alpacas and weave brightly colored textiles much as their ancestors did before the violent arrival of the Spaniards five centuries ago.
Also, and as mentioned by Andres Asasme, Chilean architect: “These are not ruins. It’s are ancient temples that continue to mark the passage of time”. Theories such as those of the anthropologist Brian Bauer, from the University of Illinois, and the astrophysicist David Dearborn, say that the luminosity of this phenomenon would be correct according to the map of the sky from 12 thousand years ago. Knowing that the Inca Empire had its heyday in the 15th century, the information can reveal organized societies thousands of years before the Incas became the “rulers”. The Chilean is enthusiastic about such information and supports them.
Well, let’s start with the Cusco Valley Wonders. –
This is an amazing social initiative, which has its main base at the 23rd kilometer of the Cusco-Pisac highway. It started as a conservation project for many of the local camelids such as alpacas, llamas, and vicuñas. Awanacancha is now a self-sustainable cultural center that investigates and promotes the ancestral techniques of weaving, dyeing,
handling, and production of camelid fibers; and offers artisan weavers spaces and opportunities to show and transmit their knowledge. This is a true living museum, involving and benefiting several camelid breeding communities in the area.
The Inkariy museum is conceived to show in a single place the main pre-Hispanic cultures of Peru, where the development of the ancient Peruvian settlers is recreated. An interesting aspect of the Inkariy Museum is its 360-degree approach. The museography proposal proposes an exhibition tour throughout 5000 years of history
through images, ceramic replicas, infographics, models, and dioramas distributed in nine rooms related to the ancestral cultures of Caral, Chavín, Paracas, Moche, Nasca, Wari, Lambayeque, Chimú and Inca. 5 6 The idea of the museum arose in 2002 as an initiative of the Mérida family – children and grandchildren of the artist Edilberto Mérida – with the aim of highlighting the history of the main original cultures of Peru.
Lamay es un distrito en la provincia de Calca, donde se encuentra la laguna Pachar Chumpe; así como las ruinas de Huchuy Qosqo y las comunidades nativas de Huayllafara y Chuquibamba (turismo vivencial). Also, the valley has well-known sites such as Pisac town, market and ruins. Chinchero, Maras, Moray.
But, as said, the valley has much more; as the Manuel Chavez Ballon Museum; Choco Museum Pisac; Yucay and its Living Culture Museum; Quipukamayoc Museum It is important to mention Alqa, a traditional folk-art gallery. A small temple that brings together previously curated handicrafts, ancestral cultural objects, ancient maps, artistically crafted masks, unique photographs, Andean minerals, books, carefully selected music, elements from very distant lands, and on a large scale: traditional and sacred hand-made fabrics. All our articles come from the Andes of Peru and were specially selected by us in order to bring to your personal space only pieces with a soul, a history, and a purpose
Also, we cannot stop mentioning the Artisan bread from the Pisac oven. The smell of this bread attracts national and Cusco tourists.
Eulogio Pillco has been dedicated to this profession for 30 years following the tradition of this father
Likewise, there are lot of restaurants with incredible food; many different places that offer Craft Beer. Adventure tours like River rafting; Mountain Bike; Paddleboarding; Bungee jumping; Zip-lining and climbing; Overnight in a Sky Capsule and so.
Finally, we cannot forget the very many places that offer wellness programs; Yoga retreats and Andean rituals
As you can see, Cusco and specially the Sacred Valley is to enjoy and relax.