The Sacred Valley is the area around Cusco and what you will cross if you want to visit Machu Picchu. Cusco was the capital of the former Inca Empire, but many of its buildings and structures were destroyed when the Spanish invaded and seized power. Although the city was the center of all Inca things, it was surrounded by cities and satellite buildings.
They were ravaged by the Spanish but usually not restored (as in Cusco), meaning the Sacred Valley today has some of the finest Inca ruins in all of Latin America. You can visit Sacred Valley by booking your tickets from any tourism company. You directly contact us at a given number on the website for more information regarding booking.
One of the most famous cities in the Sacred Valley is Ollantaytambo. The town is small and old, which makes it so interesting. It has been inhabited continuously since the 13th century, and the original ways and structures of half the city are original. Visitors actually walk the same paths as the Incas, who, while perhaps in ruins, are simply amazing on the streets where locals currently live and work, like stepping back in time.
The main attraction in Ollantaytambo is the massive hilltop ruins. The ruins are atop a layer of green terrace lined with well-structured stone supports. After climbing the steep stairs, visitors are rewarded with two impressive main structures: the temple of the 10 niches and the temple of the Sun. Both contained large boulders pulled from a six-kilometer-long quarry and a perfect arrangement of stones. These alternative ruins offer the best views of the main ruins of Ollantaytambo.