Sacred Valley Peru vacations continue to grow in popularity with travelers who are looking for an authentic and enchanting travel experience. The Sacred Valley Peru is understood to be the land that extends between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. This past heart of the Inca Empire starts just 10 miles outside of Cusco, and its beautiful scenery is the subject of many pictures of Cusco—trips here reward visitors with incomparable Inca ruins, stunning Andes Mountains vistas, charming towns, a good climate, and plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the countryside. Flowing through the Sacred Valley Peru territory is the venerable Urubamba (Vilcanota) River, which gets pretty rough in spots. You can go white water rafting in the Sacred Valley, trek through its hills and mountains, hike part of the Inca Trail, or explore what the respective towns have to offer. The Sacred Valley receives water from various rivers that descend through the surrounding gorges, and the different landscapes here are enough to effectively wear out your camera. The most popular tourist attraction in or near the valley, is Machu Picchu, which lies at the valley's north end, and it certainly must be visited if you are in the area.