Monday, June 4, 2007

The Sacred Valley (of the Incas)

The day after our Cusco city tour, Dennis and I took off on our three day, two night Inca ruin adventure. Here we are at the train station buying our ticket to Machu Picchu with Max from Puma Trek tours. The whole tour (two nights hostel in Machu Picchu Pueblo, train to Machu Picchu, entrance to Machu Picchu, tour of Sacred Valley) cost $130.

We started the tour on Saturday morning with a full day in the "sacred valley." Here are some images of the valley:


After snapping pics of the valley, we stopped at Pisac to view temples of the sun and moon.


Next we went to see Montange Pincuyana with its angry face and the town of Ollantaytambo.

At about 3pm, we arrived in Urubamba with about 4-5 hours to kill before our 8:15 train to Aguas Calientes, know officially known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. We drank several beers with a contingent of French folks on our tour and then got on the train, arriving in Aguas Calientes a bit after 10pm.

Dennis and I put our stuff down at the hostel, grabbed some quick street food, and hit the sack. We would be waking up at 4:30am to hit the trail to Machu Picchu.

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