When most people hear Peru, they don’t immediately think of the Peruvian Amazon. For most, the word “Peru” conjures up towering mountains with archaeological ruins and llamas running wild. The Peruvian Amazon, by contrast, is a vast jungle rainforest stretching much of the length of the country, from the northern border with Ecuador to the southeastern borders with Brazil and Bolivia.
When most people hear Peru, their mind goes immediately to Machu Picchu. This incredible ancient city, the home to the Incan empire, highlights the architectural finesse of the culture and the technological advances of their time period. While Machu Picchu is the most well known of the Incan archaeological sites in the Peruvian Andes, there are many others in what is called the Sacred Valley. This region, about 2 hours from Lima, is teeming with ancient cities. Today I will share just a few snippets of information about the El Valle Sagrado.