Cusco is a city rich in culture, archeology and ancient architecture. Besides having many tourist sites such as the citadel of Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail, the Imperial City of Cuzco, Choquequirao and many others. you will also find the incomparable Sacred Valley of the Incas.
The entire Sacred Valley of the Incas, has about 6 villages that make up a territory quite extensive full of different landscapes of great wild diversity. each of these villages, with different characteristics, make up a sensational place to visit at the time of year you choose.
If you plan a tour around these sides, you should choose the dry season. Because in that season the climate is more conducive to enjoy each of the landscapes, without running the danger of accident in a mountain.
When you choose any place to vacation, you expect to have a different experience, without any inconvenience or accidents.
Rain can be a very common impediment for people who want to make the trip through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu, which has a duration of between 4 and 5 days. in which you are always between nature and rain would make it difficult to make this tour.
In times of drought is the most recommended to tour the sacred valley of the Incas, without any complications and enjoy each of the archaeological sites located throughout the valley. also helps you to make the walks to the areas of archaeological sites somewhat rugged as Pisac and Huchuy Qosqo.
Usually the rainy months are between October and March. these months are not the most suitable to visit this tourist zone, being a place full of nature, mountains and vegetation. it is very probable that the rain will ruin your trip.
In the dry season the weather is much warmer and cooler, in these months temperatures vary between 16 to 20 degrees Celsius in the day and up to 8°C at night. a perfect climate as foreign visitors say.
Although the nights are cooler and colder, it is not an impediment to enjoy your trip as it should. Whether it’s a family vacation or a vacation with your friends. In Cusco and the Sacred Valley there will always be options of activities or a small tour for any visitor.
At the ideal time you will be able to freely carry out activities such as:
- Canoeing on the Urubamba River.
- Horse riding.
- walk on trails without danger.
- enjoy the views of the snow-capped mountains such as Salkantay.
- live new experiences in the queuña forest.
- get to know the cultures of each town that composes the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Whichever season you choose to visit this beautiful valley, you can choose any of the ways to start the tour to the Sacred Valley:
- by the north of the city of Cusco. starting from the town of Chinchero.
- the second option. is through the road on the east side of the city, starting with Pisac.
- the third option. start in the southern valley of the city of Cusco, starting with the town of Tipon.
The great majority of the towns that conform the Sacred Valley, are full of traditions and indigenous cultures, that remained during many years in this zone.
Patron celebrations and culture in the sacred valley of the Incas.
Patron celebrations, dances, different costumes, archaeology and architecture are some of the traditions that have been maintained in the culture of these people for many years.
Each village in the sacred valley celebrates its patron saint festival in the best way, with typical food, colorful costumes and above all with much devotion. It is a beautiful experience for any foreign visitor.
For some of the tours offered by travel agencies, you will have the option of a trip of between 5 and 6 days to reach the much desired Machu Picchu after enjoying the tour of the sacred valley.
You must take into account that, to make this tour, you must make an adequate plan of your days and stay. And never this one more, to realize a second plan if it presents some inconvenient during the tour.
Whatever time of the year you choose to make your trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas will be beneficial for you and those who accompany you, the landscapes there will make you take a nice souvenir of your adventure.