The Sacred Valley
Trip Start Jan 08, 2007
40Trip End Mar 13, 2007
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Our next stop was Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is dominated by the massive Inca fortress above. This Inca fortress is the best surving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobble-stoned streets. There are steep terraces guarding the Inca complex. Ollantaytambo was both a temple and a fort to the Incas. The stone in the ceremonial area was quarried from the mountainside 6 km away. Moving the huge stones involved the sweat and blood of thousands of Inca workers.
Our last stop for the day was at Chinchero. Chinchero is known as the ´´birthplace of the rainbow´´. Chichero combines Inca ruins with a typical Andean village and an elaborate colonial church on Inca foundations. There was also a market set up around this area. Mike and i ended up buying a beautiful hand woven blanket.
After our return we were exhausted again. We turned in early as we needed to get as much rest as possible for the beginning of the 4 day Inca Trail tomorrow.
The Inca trail tomorrow baby.....should be amazing as we hike our way along ancient Inca trails built also by them with our destination after 4 long days of hiking.......Machu Picchu!!!!!!