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The Sacred Valley, Peru

November 16th 2011
From the Inca Capital of Cuzco, we bid farewell to our friends and made the short bus ride to the village of Pisaq in The Sacred Valley of the Incas or Urubamba Valley. This is a valley in the Andes mountain which was formed along the Urubamba River, not too far from Machu Picchu. It is fed by numerous rivers which descend through adjoining valleys and gorges, and contains archaeological remains a ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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