Cusco & Machu Picchu – In Cusco and the Sacred Valley, magnificent ruins await the adventurous traveler. The most famous of all is Machu Picchu. Follow us through this incredible region!

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Step through time and worlds with a #vacation to #Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire of the Sun. Since the 16th century, Spanish colonial buildings were built atop former Inca Palaces, of which only foundations remain.

In the Urubamba Valley, or #SacredValley, visitors can see the mysterious Moray Terraces and the pre-Inca Salt Mines of Maras. Ollantaytambo is a living Inca city and its towering ruins form the start of the Inca Trail to #MachuPicchu.

The long-lost Inca bastion was uncovered from the jungle in 1911. It remains a mystery how the Incas managed to stack the heavy granite blocks that make up the city’s buildings so precisely, at high altitude.

Little is also known about how the Incas turned a multi-lingual tribal region in an empire that is now known as one of the greatest civilizations in history.

For now, we hope you enjoy watching this #travel #guide as much as we enjoyed making it.

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0:00 – Cusco & Machu Picchu
1:50 – Plaza de Armas (Huacaypata)
1:58 – La Compania church
2:19 – Qorikancha
2:58 – Hatunrumiyoc Street
3:35 – Sacred Valley
3:49 – Urubamba Market
4:01 – Chinchero
4:18 – Moray Terraces
4:37 – Salt Mines of Maras
5:09 – Ollantaytambo
5:45 – Aguas Calientes
6:02 – Machu Picchu