A village 19 miles from Cusco. Near the village stands the 18,140 foot Chicón, a glacier-capped mountain with a summit that offers sweeping views of the landscape, punctuated by the Vilcabamba and Vilcanota ranges.
Chinchero means "brave man" and is unique for its Spanish buildings and its past as an important agricultural center during the Tahuantinsuyo (Inca Empire).
The town's main square holds an enormous Inca wall and ten trapezoid-shaped alcoves in good condition that house the town's traditional market, where people still exchange goods by bartering. For adventure lovers, Chinchero is a perfect place for doing extreme sports such as hang-gliding or para-gliding.