The valley of the Urubamba River or "Sacred Valley of the Incas", is located 15 km northeast of the city of Cusco, which has become in recent years, one of the most important destinations in South America.  The valley lodges beautiful traditional Andean towns from the time of the colony; where you will find ancient Inca settlements scattered along the valley, in the middle of mountains belonging to the chains of the Andes mountain range.

Structures like Pisac or Ollantaytambo, have made it one of the favorite places for travelers from all over the world, especially since it is the place to enter the Inca city of Machu Picchu, and our hotel Sonesta Posadas Yucay is the perfect starting point to begin the exploration of this ancestral destination, which back in time was the center of Tahuantinsuyo, the largest known empire of the Western Hemisphere, ranged from Colombia and Ecuador, through Peru and Bolivia, to the northern part of the nations of Argentina and Chile; and its capital is the city of Cusco, known as the "navel of the world".

It is located at 2,800 masl, 600 meters below Cusco, and enjoys one of the best climates of this region, temperatures during the day vary between 19° and 24° C. This privileged climate made the Incas take it as their main center of production, experimentation and agricultural research. Nowadays, travelers use the valley to acclimatize, before starting their tours through Cusco and Machu Picchu, and without doubt one of the best ways to avoid altitude sickness.

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