Sacred Valley - Is it worth seeing

Old Mar 19th, 2004, 01:15 AM
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Sacred Valley - Is it worth seeing

Just wondering if Sacred Valley is worth seeing. Also if it is possible to do a half-day tour.
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Old Mar 19th, 2004, 07:11 AM
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We loved the Sacred Valley - especially the ruins at Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

Will you be staying in Cusco? Half-day tour from there? Are you going to MP?
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Old Mar 19th, 2004, 08:55 AM
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The ruins and the market of pisac are an absolute must - an easy day trip from Cusco.
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Old Mar 19th, 2004, 09:00 AM
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And no, Pisac is not a realistic 1/2 day tour from Cusco. As I recall it's a 30-45 min drive from Cusco. The market is huge and could take up 2 hours easily, and the ruins, located above the village, are a bit spread out and require hiking.
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Old Mar 19th, 2004, 09:44 PM
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Yes we are going to Machu Picchu. We're not much of a hiker and the market is not a priority for us either. Is it possible to enjoy this area without much hiking involved. We just want to enjoy the sacred valley area. Our other alternative is to do a balloon ride or do white water rafting in the valley. What are your thoughts.
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I'm not aware of balloon options in the sacred valley, but rafting trips of various durations and difficulties can easily be arraged in Cusco.
As for your desire to avoid hiking - if you're seeing Machu Pichu,or Sacsayhuaman, or venturing in Cusco's San Bals - you're hiking. These areas are all like San Francisco, accept with stone instead of asphalt.
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