Holiday Images
Machu Picchu & The Galapagos Islands - continued
In addition to its alpacas, llamas, and vicunas, the farm at Awanakancha has exhibits relating to the huge variety of beans and potatoes grown in the area. A group of ladies that work at the farm take their lunch alfresco
Our route to Pisac continues through the Sacred Valley. Almost all houses have roof decorations - known as Torito de Pucara, they are placed on the roof for good luck, fertility (of crops and livestock) and to bring prosperity.
In Pisac (altitude 9,700-feet), which is a picturesque Andean village, there is a large Indian market selling traditional items such as wooden carvings and hand-woven Inca-style rugs.
After exploring the market, we continue towards Ollantaytambo, following the valley of the Urubamba River. We pass through a small village specialising in feeding tourists the local delicacy of roast guinea pig skewered on a stick.
A splendid buffet lunch is taken at the Tunupa Restaurant, that has a beautiful garden in a riverside location