The Best of Sacred Valley
The Sacred Valley or the Urubamba Valley is an area that stretches 15 km north of Cusco from Pisac to Ollantaytambo. The valley runs along the Urubamba River, which connects the Andes to the Amazon and is located for the most part at an altitude of less than 3000 meters. At the time of the Incas, its pleasant climate and its fertile lands made the Urubamba valley the heart of the Inca empire.
This majestic Andean valley is home to important archaeological sites and picturesque villages that preserve its ancestral culture. Maras, Moray, Pisac, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo are a sample of all this richness, but they also possess an incredible natural beauty, ideal for practicing outdoor sports or simply resting.
Localisation of the Ranch
The salt mines of Maras are located at 3,000 meters above sea level and approximately 1 hour and a half from the city of Cusco. Located on the hillside, the salt mines, in the form of terraces or platforms, are filled by subway water that flows down the ravine. The origin of the source of the water is still a mystery.
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas is the archaeological site of Moray, a place with agricultural terraces that, at first sight, look like amphitheaters. These concentric terraces were built by the Incas as an agricultural laboratory. Each of its terraces has its own microclimate, according to the depth at which it is located.
An unmissable visit in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the Peruvian Andes, is the colorful and ancestral town of Chinchero. It is a place where you can still feel and appreciate the Inca culture not only through the preservation of their customs, but also for its fascinating archeology and handicrafts.
Ollantaytambo is one of the most important towns in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco. It is the only place that retains its ancient Inca urban design. Because it is an obligatory step before reaching Machu Picchu is very visited.
Come and enjoy a immersive day with us. Whether you are a foodie, adventure seeker, horse person, interested in culture and tradition, or a mix of all of these, our ranch is the place for you. A private vehicle will be sent to take you from your accommodation in Cusco or elsewhere in the Sacred Valley to Salineras ranch and will take you back once the day’s activities are over.