I’ve all the time been drawn to the thriller and great thing about Peru and determined it was time to discover the Sacred Valley on WT’s Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu journey.
My journey was led by our longtime WT information Peter Boehm, the unofficial Mayor of the Sacred Valley. The charming folks, unbelievable meals, and formidable historical past of Peru shone by means of on this itinerary and utterly surpassed my expectations.
I arrived in Cusco early to permit sufficient time to acclimate to the altitude, attempt a couple of pisco sours, and discover the streets that had been as soon as the guts of the Inca Empire. Our first awe-inspiring go to was Saqsayhuaman, the Inca fortress overlooking Cusco. The next day we made our approach into the Sacred Valley and studied the unbelievable stonework and engineering of Pisac.
As we moved by means of the valley, we visited the mysterious terraces of Moray, historic salt mines of Maras, and the charming village of Chinchero, identified for its manufacturing of very good textiles and a formidable colonial church constructed upon Inca ruins.
We spent an early and quiet morning on the Ollyantaytambo ruins and terraces earlier than exploring the village’s cobblestone streets and adobe buildings. From Ollyantaytambo a scenic prepare trip introduced us to Aguas Calientes slightly below the place I’ve all the time dreamed of…
We spent two days exploring the Machu Picchu ruins and soaking within the stunning panorama surrounding the ruins. We had been lucky to expertise an array of climate: sunny heat mornings became cool afternoons with mild rains, which gave technique to rainbows and spectacular clouds. The spotlight of my go to was climbing Huayna Picchu and the extraordinary views of the citadel from the highest.
After returning to Cusco, I prolonged my journey and took a protracted scenic drive throughout Peru’s famed Altiplano to Puno, the place I prolonged my journey on the Titlaka Lodge situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Titicaca.
Just a few days of kayaking, visiting the Uros “floating” islands, and taking within the breathtaking sunsets from the lodge was an ideal finish to my Peru journey.