Peru, Cuzco 29-31 Jan 2012

Day 1 was a tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas which I think is code for visit the Markets, we did visit 3 different sites and one had a whole heap of Inca graves dug into the mountain, we also got to see a demonstration of the local weaving and jewellery making.

Day 2 depart the hotel at 0615, due to it being the rainy season the train does not run from Cuzco to Ollantaytambo so Peru Rail takes you there by bus, very organised, a 2 hour trip then transfer to the train to Aguas Calientes a slow journey, then you meet the guide and transfer to another bus for a 20 min trip to Machu Picchu, this is the off season so there were thousands of tourists not millions. We were also lucky that the place was not covered in clouds which apparently at this time of the year is 50:50, it drizzled a little but not much.

A spectacular location, the pictures tell the story, if you want to know why they chose this location, my theory is they were funded by the Association of Knee Replacement Surgeons.

Back to Cuzco at 2100, long day.

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