There are many more ruins to see besides Machu Picchu in the area known as the “sacred valley.” We saw many terraces of Inca origin along the way. Hiring someone to drive you through the region is relatively inexpensive, and so much better than just taking the train and missing all of this beautiful area.
Jorge knew exactly where to take us and where to stop for photos.
Everywhere we went, we also saw the fascinating Quechua women selling handcrafts.
Soon we arrived at Pisaq — more ruins high in the mountains.
Look at the cool stone steps on the terraces — we saw these all over, at various sites.
What a privilege to take a tiny peak into this ancient culture, with these gorgeous mountains all around!