Sacred Valley of the Inca Empire

The Sacred Valley (Valle Sagrado) is packed with Inca sites and high-altitude Andean villages. It consist of different places between Pisac and Ollantaytambo, starting about 15 km north of Cusco. Eva took a day-trip as Niels has already seen it 4 years ago.

Pisac Ruins with a great climb up through terraces and massive stone walls01_PanoramaIMG_2994IMG_2979IMG_2991IMG_3020

On the way to Ollantaytambo IMG_2964Panorama1

Ollantaytambo ruins are built up on a mountain with steep terraces guarding the Inca complex04_PanoramaIMG_3004 IMG_3016  IMG_3023 IMG_3030

Traditional production of clothes and coloringIMG_2939IMG_3039IMG_3049

Hungry yet? Guinea pigs are on the menu in PeruIMG_3040

Peruvian version of a Lassi?IMG_2962

Sunset on the way backIMG_3032

Cusco 3400 meter

Cusco is one of the major spots when visiting Peru, because its within day tour distance to the biggest attraction: Machu Picchu. The so called “lost city” of the Incas. The city is on an altitude of around 3.200m. But Cusco has more to offer than only being a stop over. It was once the Inca empires capital, has beautiful colonial buildings, archaeological sits, massive Inca-built walls on steep and narrow cobblestone streets, plazas and great restaurants. Moreover, we found a massage salon called Ajna. Yarit the owner is half the size of Eva but holy sh** she is strong 😉

Plaza de Armas (next 4 pics)01 04 03 02

Balcones Coloniales05
Panorama view of Cusco07

Inca-built walls on steep and narrow cobblestone streets08

Further impressions of Cusco and surrounding121508a14 11 10 09
Our great Dragon Fly Hostel16

Visiting the Chocolate Museum and having an absolute chocolate overkill18 17

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