TRAVEL BACK IN TIME
A land of myths and legends, unique folklore and culinary traditions. Visiting Chiloé is like entering a magical world blessed in nature and culture. From the moment you first set foot on this extraordinary island, its singular identity will take you by surprise.
Called this way to the end of the extensive valley of Urubamba, near Cusco where the agricultural cattlemen and beautiful towns were concentrated since Inca times.
The valley is characterized to have very special conditions, as an excellent climate, very fertile lands and the waters of the sacred river of the Inca, the Vilcanota (in Quechua language: sacred or wonderful thing) that, in the town of Urubamba, changes name to Urubamba River.
"Valle Sagrado" is embraced between the towns of Písac and Ollantaytambo, it has wonderful landscapes where its inhabitants, native of the Quechua ethnic, conserve many customs and ancestral rites.
It is the area where you can appreciate and magnify the high technological development that theInca, reached in the agriculture through "andenería" systems (platform systems that are a group of earth patches arranged in steps on the hills to be used in the sow). These systems are still today in full production, with sophisticated designs and hydraulic engineering works that they used for watering. Also outstanding adoration centers to the Pachamama (mother earth).
Each town in the "Valle Sagrado de los Incas", today has the coalition of the Inca and Spanish architectural style. The people's wealth in folklore and crafts, their way of life, their clothing, transform it into a place that will leave in you unforgettable memories.
CLIMATE & ALTITUDE
The Sacred Valley is located a little lower than the city of Cusco (3399 meters above sea level). This makes the valley a good place to acclimatize. The altitude of the main places in the Sacred Valley are Pisac at 2972 meters above sea level, Urubamba at 2871 meters and Ollataytambo at 2792 meters above sea level. Altitude sickness is not a big issue in the valley. If you stay below 3000 metes above sea level, only people who are very sensible to heights will have some simptoms. But if you go to Chinchero, Maras and Moray the altitude is comparable to Cusco.
As most places in the valley are located a little lower than Cusco, the average temperature is a little higher there. If we look at Urubamba, the daily temperature (day and night) is 14 degrees celius. The temperature varies from 21 to 23 degrees celcius during day time to a night temperature of 4 to 8 degrees celcius. There is very little variation in temperature during the year, it doesn´t really matter if it is summer or winter. The only difference you will feel in the winter (Mid May – end of August) is that the nights are a little colder.
The rainy season is from November or December until the end of March. May till September is dry season so there is very little rain. This is the same in the entire peruvian Andes.
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Explore five thousand years of living history. Travel through Perú and savor its exquisite food, enjoy its art and discover places where you can enjoy a time of peace and pleasure, explore its countles natural wonders and the archaeological monuments of its ancient cultures.
Peruvian culture is one and many at the same time, peruvians today are the inheritors of customs and traditions from civilisations that flourished for centuries before the arrival of the europeans.