Peru’s Sacred Valley is a spectacularly beautiful area between Cusco and the ancient lost city of Machu Picchu. The area was home to the Inca people, and the Valley’s two main towns, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, retain much of their Inca heritage.

Ollantaytambo, old Inca fortress in the Sacred Valley photo via Depositphotos

Aside from history and culture, the area is becoming a hot spot for adventure travel and offers visitors a range of activities to raise their adrenaline. Here are three great adventure experiences available in Peru’s Sacred Valley:

White Water Rafting

Whitewater rafting adventure photo via Depositphotos
Whitewater rafting adventure photo via Depositphotos

The Urubamba River flows through the Sacred Valley and even around the Machu Picchu site. There are some great one-day excursions from Cusco that allow travelers to experience the thrill and power of the river, with the convenience of hotel…

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