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Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley

After a few days in Cusco, we were acclimated and ready to continue our journey towards Macchu Picchu. We hired a van and traveled via a scenic drive to our Airbnb in Urubamba. Urubamba is simply put, next level. Being part of the Sacred Valley, Urubamba’s compelling vibes radiated from the moment we arrived. To get to Machu Picchu you have to stay somewhere near the Sacred Valley or stay in Aguas Calientes. This way, you have access to the different train lines that take you to Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu City. 

To do in Sacred Valley

There is so much to do in the Sacred Valley. I opted for a 5 hour horseback ride that trekked through along the river and into the Maras Salt Mine. Then we continued through the mountains towards Pisac. Whether you stay in Ollantaytambo or Urubamba there are many archeological sites and ruins to visit. I also recommend visiting the local “mercados” or food markets where you will find fruits and vegetables sold by the Andean women that you have probably never seen before. Though we had a driver, I opted using local transportation including small buses and moto-taxis to work my way through the Sacred Valley.

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