The 18 Most Unmissable Things to Do in Peru’s Sacred Valley

Peru’s Sacred Valley – or the Valle Sagrado – receives more than a million tourists every year. 

At a glance, the area’s relaxed atmosphere and tiny market towns may lead you to think it’s only a place of transit. But a closer look will dispel this illusion. 

The list is ordered according to those closest to Cusco, to those closest to Machu Picchu in order to help you plan your itinerary.

Browse for souvenirs at the Mercado de Pisac

This small, traditional Peruvian town is best known for its craft market, which draws local people from across the valley and tourists alike.  



Appreciate the finest Inca stonework at Parque Arqueógico Pisac

Pisac was, and still is, dominated by a looming fortress, which perches on the edge of the valley sides at 3,500 metres (11,482 feet) of elevation.  


Visit an Inca laboratory at Moray

The concentric circles of Moray, an open-air laboratory dating from the Inca civilisation and one of the unmissable places to visit in Peru’s Sacred Valley.


Sip on the Valle Sagrado’s finest craft beer

Enjoy a cold beer or two (or three!) in this peaceful brewery on the edges of the Urubamba River. 


Capture a mystical Sacred Valley sunset from Skylodge Adventure Suite

Skylodge Adventure Suites’ rooms are suspended from the sheer valley sides, some 400 metres above the ground. 

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