The Sacred Valley
Most people visit the Sacred Valley as part of an organized one-day tour - so we thought we would too. You can do it on your own by local bus, but we heard it was a horrifying experience - guaranteeing you at least 1 break down and half a tour. We learned a lot about the culture, saw a lot of sights, Indigenous People, Ruins and bought a lot of "stuff". And to boot, We got to try a little back country Inca moonshine along the way called Chicha ...mmmm. The tour includes a visit to the market at Pisac, a stop for lunch in Urubamba, a visit to the beautiful Inca village and fortress of Ollantaytambo and a quick stop at the Quechua village of Chinchero on the way back to Cusco. There are plenty of ruins to keep us ruin-tertained. You'll find plenty of tour companies in and around the Plaza de Armas in Cusco offering these tours costing $15 but they do not include tickets and food. For us, $25 for a pooled service which included our meals and entrance fees to the ruins. We bargain!
We leave for Machu Piccu tomorrow morning. 4 days 3 nights. And currently planning an Amazon trek now to what is known locally as "Virgin Jungle". So virgin in fact, we are the first ones to take this tour...LITERALLY! No lie, we can forward you the e-mail. Why they told us this, we don't know. Good times.
Peruvian street tunes
Brian and I had one of the most amazing lunches in the history of food in our bellies! Everything from Prime rib to Llama stew to Tongue (of what I am not sure) and Alpaca.
Live local music
We leave for Machu Piccu tomorrow morning. 4 days 3 nights. And currently planning an Amazon trek to start the day after we get back...why do we do this to ourselves?