day 3: Visit of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
Visit of the Incas site of Pisac.
Located on a ridge overlooking the Urubamba Valley, this fortress controlled the comings and goings on the right bank of the Vilcanota River. The Incas had set up a large administrative centre there, which governed the entire province.
In the afternoon,you will visit the village of Pisac, you can visit the handicraft market, you will discover all the Andean and the surrounding hand made production: ponchos, alpaca and sheep textiles, jewelry, antiques, paintings and many other quality articles.
Lunch at leisure in Urubamba
You will continue your visit to the Maras Salt Flats.
The salt works consist of more than three hundred terraces on the mountainside; salt is extracted from the basins through a supply of salt water, where the water evaporates and leaves a thin layer of solidified salt, hardened by the sun.
Visit to the Ollantaytambo Fortress.
The geographic and strategic situation of this last Inca bastion, allowed the Incas to resist the Spaniards; the remains of the fortress testify the confrontations that took place after the loss of Cusco at the hands of the conquerors.
Dinner at leisure in the Sacred Valley
Overnight in the Sacred Valley.
Steps: Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu PicchuOllantaytambo – Archaeological sitePisac; archaeological sitePisac MarketSalt ponds of Maras