Enjoying the Sacred Valley of the Incas


The next day after arriving in Cusco, Peru, my classmates and I went to see what was beyond the mountains near the hotel. At 8:15 in the morning we were all walking towards the bus to see the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Classmates, professors & I at the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Classmates, professors & I at the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Between being awake and asleep and sitting on the bus, we enjoyed the beautiful view of the valley. The valley is composed of numerous rivers, which descend through canyons, numerous archaeological monuments and indigenous peoples.

A traditional Quechua woman dressed with her llama & I.

A traditional Quechua woman dressed with her llama & I.

During the twists and turns of the road we saw traditional Quechua women dressed with llamas, animals and camelid species of South America. We were curious to see this part of the culture so we decided to stop and take pictures. The only thing was that the photos were not free.

This is the work of some Peruvian women. If anyone wants a picture with them, then they have to pay. Some of these women ask for a specific amount of money and others are content with anything tourists can give them.

Pionono dessert. Foto por Sylvia Obén

Pionono dessert. Foto por Sylvia Obén

At lunch we enjoyed a buffet, which had a delicious variety of typical food of Peru in The Maizel located in Ave Conchatupa in Urubamba. My favorite part was the desserts, as usual. Desserts like pionono, mil de hojas de manjar and pudín de galleta have a unique flavor to any other.

Me at the national archaeological park of Ollantaytambo.

Me at the national archaeological park of Ollantaytambo.

Finally, to burn calories from the good food, I enjoyed the town of Ollantaytambo, which is about two hours away from Cusco. The roads were made of stones and went to the top of the national archaeological park.

The day was a little tiring but it was worth seeing all of these wonders.

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