We are a family that loves an adventure, going off the usual path and into the unknown and unexplored. Every day that we spend on a trip will be packed as full as possible so we get the most from each trip and each activity. We enjoy spending time together, looking for new activities and exciting places to try as a family. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 4 children-Boy age 27 years, Boy age 25 years, Girl age 21 years, Boy age 17 years.
Special tips and warnings about this trip: Make sure to visit your doctor and discuss your travel plans so that you can be vaccinated for a number of risks before you leave. You should also take precautions to avoid any mosquito bites or other types of bug bites, because some insects may transmit certain diseases as well. Make sure that you avoid food and beverages which may be contaminated or that are made from local well or tap water or you could end up with gastrointestinal distress. Your doctor may recommend that you take anti malaria medication during your trip to lower your risks.
Website: Many websites and tour operators to choose from.
Admission: Varies, depending on the sites in the Sacred Valley visited and the tour operator chosen.
Description: The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a very popular destination for visitors to Peru. This valley covers many areas of ruins that date back centuries, and you will also find small villages and local residents that still do things the way that their ancestors did. Rugged mountains are situated among rolling plains and a sense of the past pervades the entire area. Some of the most spectacular ruins in North and South America can be found in this region. In the past the Sacred Valley had a very significant ceremonial importance to the Inca civilization, and it is still considered a special place today.
Our Experiences: Our guided tour through the Sacred Valley was an incredible experience for the adults and kids. The scenic beauty of the valley was very memorable, and the kids were very excited to explore the many ruins. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable, explaining the history of the ruins and about the different villages and people that can be found here. We highly recommend this stop for any family that is adventurous.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Description: Pisac is a small village in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the friendly population and numerous ruins in the area attract many visitors. There is a village market that is held three times each week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. People come from all over the region to sell local goods, and to browse the stalls and vendors to buy things. There is a sacred shrine that is located close to the village, and other historic ruins which are very popular with tourists. There are four main groups of ruins in or near Pisac that can be explored.
Our Experiences: Everyone in our family really enjoyed the village of Pisac and the local village market. We found vendors offering local fruits and other types of produce, as well as handcrafted goods made in the traditional Inca way. The ruins were very exciting to see and experience and there are several to choose from. This was a highlight of our trip and a stop that we will remember fondly.
Description: Chinchero is a small village situated in the Sacred Valley that has a lot to offer to tourists and visitors, as well as locals who reside in this region. You will find Inca ruins that date back many centuries, and they are made up of terraces nested together that go up to a plateau. On this plateau you will find a church that was constructed in the 1600s and that is still in good shape today.
Our Experiences: We had a lot of fun walking around the village market and experiencing the local culture. The ruins in this village were very interesting to go through and they are well preserved for the age. This village is a must visit for anyone who like out of the way places and new experiences. Be prepared for inclement weather because this can occur at any time of the year, and the amenities are very limited or nonexistent in this area. In spite of this we really enjoyed this stop and would recommend it to others.