Sacred Valley along the Urubamba River


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January 24th 2016
Published: January 25th 2016
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Spent the day touring with Eduardo our guide for the day.



Our first stop was to see the Alpacas and learn about the culture and agriculture. We learned about the crops that are essential to the area including the potatoes, the corn, and quinoa.



Next we went to Pisac Ruins. The Inca were masters of the terraces for agriculture. Their purpose was to manage irrigation and erosion. Crops were grown at different levels of elevation based on the crop to maximize yield. It was a long hike to the top. Eduardo was very informative.



Next we went to Ollantaytambo. There we saw the Temple del Sol. The rock used was brought over 6 miles down from cliffs opposite to the build. The rock was brought across the river to the build area. The stone work was very detailed and it was built with amazing precision.



We had a very late lunch Tunupa. The food was all excellent.



We were dropped late afternoon at Casa Adina.


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Eduardo "notice the trapezoid detail"
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Eduardo "look at the fine detail"
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Entrance Temple del Sol
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Lunch at Tunupa


25th January 2016

Hi
Hi mom and dad nice pictures.
25th January 2016

Beautiful scenery
Looks like a lot of interesting history and beautiful scenery. 35 degrees here today, some snow later.

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