Today we will visit the Sacred Valley, our first stop is Awanakancha, where we will learn about the various types of camelids (Llamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas, and Guanacos) that live in the Andes region.
The local people will teach us about the ancestral methods and techniques used to produce their textile art.
Few miles farther along, we will reach Pisac, a beautiful place where Incan and Colonial influences live together in a perfect balance. We will get a chance to explore this quaint town, famous for its artisan markets where one can find extraordinarily fine jewelry, ceramic and textile craftwork.
We enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch we visit one of the last remaining Incan towns, Ollantaytambo, which was once fiercely guarded by a massive fortress. Discover the large archeological complex of what used to serve as a wayside inn for royal delegations on long journeys. Surviving structures here include multiple walls and towers that were used to protect the citadel from possible invasions.
We return to our hotel and have the evening at leisure.