Favorite Sacred Valley Sites?

Old Apr 6th, 2016, 08:06 PM
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Favorite Sacred Valley Sites?

We're hiring a driver for a day tour of Peru's Sacred Valley, and I'm finding that I have about 4 days worth of things I'd like to see. So, I ask you, wise fodorites, what would be your ideal day in the Sacred Valley? What were the top 5 or so experiences you had there? (Not including MP or Cusco, which we will be visiting on other days.)
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Old Apr 7th, 2016, 06:59 AM
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Pisac, Chinchero, and Ollantaytambo top my list. Be sure to go on market day for the first two. The Pisac market is more impressive but the second is more fun, IMO.
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Old Apr 7th, 2016, 07:23 AM
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I agree with the above. I would also add the walk from Tambo Machay to Cusco via Q'enko, Puka Pukara and Sacsayhuaman. Takes around three hous and could be combined with a morning visit to Pisac entry 19 on our blog has some photos http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog...ai/6/tpod.html

On our first visit to the SV years ago we hired a taxi to visit Pisac, Urumbamba, Chinchero, Moray and Maras which was an enjoyable, but very long, day.
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Agree with Crellston on the walk. Get your driver to drop you.
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Thanks!
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Highlight was Salinas Salt Pans and Moray agricultural terraces - quite unique and well preserved ruins. Also really enjoyed Ollantaytambo's ruins
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