Peru's Sacred Valley, Found

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Long bypassed en route to Machu Picchu, Peru’s ancient Incan landscape is finally more accessible.

About 30 switchback miles north of the city of Cuzco, in south-eastern Peru halfway between Lima and the Bolivian border, is the Andes-walled Sacred Valley. The overlooked region—covering about 35 miles between Pisac and Ollantaytambo the hub for Machu Picchu–bound trains—offers a new entrée to Andes high country, where alpaca herders roam glacier-studded expanses. The Incas believed Cu...

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