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Ollantaytambo Ruins

Don’t Skip: Ollantaytambo, Peru

Intro to Ollantaytambo The town of Ollantaytambo lies at the intersection of three valleys, at the western end of the Sacred Valley region in Peru. Traditionally, it was a place…

Moray

Moray and Chinchero

Concentric Circle Ruins at Moray The concentric circles at Moray were different from anything we´d seen so far. The most widely-accepted theory is that these terraced circles were used as…

Tambomachay

Tambomachay to Saqsaywaman

While Cuzco is an amazing city to explore, there’s so much more to see once you get out of town. Surrounded by the Andes, Cuzco was the heart of the…

Classic Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

The train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (aka Machu Picchu Pueblo) was like entering the jungle.  Everything got more and more lush, green and wet.  There was less agriculture,…

Pisac Ruins

Pisac: Gateway to the Sacred Valley

To travel to Pisac from Cusco is about an hour by local bus, 2.40 soles about 70 cents US.  We sat next to two women who were having a conversation…

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Santuario de Pachacamac

After a quick geocache find at a pretty lookout near our hostal, and with a new SIM card inserted in my cell phone, we head south from Lima to Pachacamac,…