Inkallpa Valle Sagrado
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We left half of our luggage behind at the hotel, and headed down to the Sacred Valley. Our first stop was the Pisac Ruins. The most …
Today is the day to visit a place recently open to visitors. It's called Moray. The site contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is about 30 m deep.
The purpose of these depressions is uncertain, but their depth and orientation with respect to wind and sun …
Early in the morning I'm taking the bus to Sacred Valley. First stop is at Awanacancha, a place where I could see, and even touch Llamas and Alpacas. Ok, it is a touristic place, several tours stop there. Everything is arrange in a way so tourists can enjoy the animals, the culture, the crafting and food in a relatively small place.
... before (!), were very comfortable in the rafts. The rapids seemed to keep coming and were often very lengthy, meaning we had to listen carefully to our guide's directions and work closely together - which did generally work! After a while we stopped for a quick snack, where we were introduced to a fruit that was described to us colloquially as "monkey's brains" - it looked much like an orange but when you took the top of the orange-like skin off, the inside consisted of ...
... villages which we can't visit due to their extreme isolation. It will take us 3 hours by bus each way to the closest school. I understand it can take a day by vehicle and another day on foot or horse to the other villages. These people are isolated! (By our standards. I doubt if they could even imagine how we live, let alone want to leave their harsh but close to the Earth existence.) More after we return tomorrow ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
Despite a bit far from downtown, it has a very relaxing atmosphere. Good food and accommodations. Staff very helpful and kind.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.