Besides providing you one of the safest and most authentic healing Ayahausca retreats in the Sacred Valley of Peru, we also provide an array of adventure tourism experiences while you stay at Arkana Sacred valley Spiritual Center that range from historical and cultural tours of the vestiges of the Incan Empire to an introduction to the Andean way of living.
Only 1 hour and 45 minutes away from Arkana Valle, Machu Picchu is a must see in the area. Considered one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, it is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated drystone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.
The nearby salt flats of Maras are a true hidden gem reachable by a short hike away. Passing through green mountain after green mountain of rugged Andean terrain, you’d be forgiven for never seeing them coming. Lying in the middle of inconspicuous mountains, with sun reflecting on it as though they were snow, the salt flats will stun you with their beauty, shining out like white gold. Depending on what season you travel you can see pools of water in each section of the salt fields, shining like shimmering mirrors in the sunlight.
A charming town nestled in the mountains, Pisac is home to one the region’s most popular markets. Indigenous Quechua communities from the neighboring villages gather here every week to sell their produce and artcrafts and stock up on supplies for the week.
A large section of the market is dedicated to tourist-oriented souvenir stalls where you can find weavings, jewellery, ponchos, hats, Andean instruments, ceramics, alpaca products and a whole range of other gifts and souvenirs to take home with you.
Once the capital of the Inca Empire built high in the mountains 11,152 ft above sea level, Cusco is a fascinating blend of old and new. Colonial buildings now top Inca foundations flanked on all sides by the throngs of mestizos in colorful dress and locals shopping in the daily markets. It is the entry point to the Sacred Valley and the heart of the Andean culture.