Ruins in Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Both fortress and temple, these spectacular Inca ruins rise above Ollantaytambo, making a splendid half-day trip. (Admission is via the boleto turístico tourist card, valid for 10 days and for 16 other sites across …
Ruins in Pisac

Pisac Ruins

A truly awesome site with relatively few tourists, this hilltop Inca citadel lies high above the village on a triangular plateau with a plunging gorge on either side. Allow several hours to explore. To walk from tow…
Natural Feature in Salinas


Salinas is among the most spectacular sights in the whole Cuzco area, with thousands of salt pans that have been used for salt extraction since Inca times. A hot spring at the top of the valley discharges a small st…
Archaeological Site in Moray & Maras


The impressively deep amphitheater-like terracing of Moray, reached via Maras village, is a fascinating spectacle. Concentric terraces are carved into a huge earthen bowl. Each layer has its own micro-climate accord…
Area in Urubamba


To get here, cross the Río Urubamba over the bridge in Tarabamba, about 4km down the valley from Urubamba, turn right and follow a footpath along the south bank to a small cemetery, where you turn left and climb up …
Church in Chinchero

Iglesia Colonial de Chinchero

Among the most beautiful churches in the valley, this colonial church is built on Inca foundations. The interior, decked out in merry floral and religious designs, is well worth seeing. Admission is via the boleto t…
Landmark in Pisac

Horno Colonial San Francisco

Huge clay ovens for baking empanadas and other goodies and castillos de cuyes (miniature castles inhabited by guinea pigs) are found in many nooks and crannies, particularly on Mariscál Castilla. But this is the tow…
in Ollantaytambo


Local community history and ethnography are the main focus of the lovingly tended Museo CATCCO. Its displays hold a wealth of fascinating information, all in Spanish, about archaeology, agriculture and religious bel…
Museum in Chinchero

Museo del Sitio

A small archaeological museum opposite the church houses a collection heavy on broken pots. Admission is via the partial boleto turístico tourist ticket (valid for 2 days and for nearby ruins).
in Chinchero


The colonial church here, is built on Inca foundations. Its interior which is decked out in merry floral and religious designs, is well worth seeing.