Saturday, 1 September 2012

Ollayantambo

We visited some inca ruins before today's trek.

Was an Incan fort overlooking the sacred valley with magnificent views and lots of  original stonework. Our guide explained the implications of the Incan cross.  It turns out that our guide, Efrain Valles, is a true Peruvian celebrity and one of the most respected guides in Peru.  It was only during the journey home that we realised that he was mentioned extensively in the book "Turn right at Machu Picchu" by Mark Adams.

We then proceeded along the sacred in valley into the town of Ollayantambo which follows the route of an ancient Incan aquaduct still in use today.

We had lunch in town before boarding the train to Aguascalientes and then headed out for an fantastic dinner.

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