Category Archives: Travel in Peru

Day 9 – Traveling Around Peru

sacred-valley-nature-peru
I pack all of my stuff and we are heading into the sacred valley. The Calca Province. The landscapes at the top are breath taking and we stop in a small area to try beer made from the corn farmed in the area - not my cup of tea at all – also known as Chica de Jora. We then head out north to an area called Ollantaytambo to check out some pretty old ruins. I decide to stay at the bottom as the trek up to the top was pretty high but got some shots of the entire group. Surprisingly...

Day 8 – Traveling Around Peru

cusco-alpaca
Exploring Cusco I met with a couple people from the group and we checked out a couple of shops for random things to buy and tried out one of the pubs and restaurants. It was a pretty relaxing day and meanwhile we explored the city. There was also a story that a few of the people that went horseback riding were thrown off down a small hill but they were just bruised and everyone was ok. A few of the Aussies were nice enough to share some altitude pills and the day was pretty relaxing. There was not much else to...

Day 7 – Traveling Around Peru

peruvian-mountains
Today we pack up and are ready to head to Cusco. We first stop at one of the oldest Inca sites and famous for being the home to the only remaining two story Inca walls - Raqchi. We wander through the historical site in a cold and rainy gloomy day. The guide explains the historical significance of the area and we finally settle into Cusco. As we arrive at our hotel the guide gives us a few options. We can explore the city; go horseback riding or white water rafting. I opt out of all of them and just settle on...

Day 6 – Traveling Around Peru

Taquile-Island-Sheep-Peru
We are woken up fairly early and I have no idea what the temperature is anymore since we seem to be flying from one climate to another every day. I throw on a pair of shorts, sneakers and a t-shirt and head out. I get some breakfast with everyone and notice the Aussies eating vegemite - I was confused - why would someone bring that with and was it really that good? We were then quickly called to come outside and check out our new and exciting transportation! It was guys on bicycles with a little cab in front for you...

Day 5 – Traveling Around Peru

roadway-colca-canyon-peru
I wake up fairly early with again a pretty short amount of sleep but ready for the next adventure. I packed all my stuff and gear and headed into the lodge area that had glass panels floor to ceiling with one of the best views I have ever seen besides Switzerland. It was majestic. There was a llama tied to a rope in the front of the building but as you looked out there was just so much to see - everything so beautiful and blossoming. It was amazing. Today our trip was to Puno. I couldn't stop taking pictures of...