Peru 2016 Day 3 – Tuesday 6th September – Lima to Cusco

September 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Got up at 5, had breakfast at 5:30 and were ready in the lobby for 6:15 for transfer to the airport.  The Departure hall was really busy but our guide got us on a short queue for old, pregnant and disabled people!?  Probably 30-40% of the domestic departures were for Cusco - several every hour.

Took off on time and finally got above the low cloud that has covered Lima since we've been here to spectacular views on the Andes.

peru-033-008peru-033-008OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Quite a short flight - just over an hour - with a impressive landing in Cusco in the mountains.

peru-033-021peru-033-021OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA We got out of baggage reclaim before the guide had even arrived!  Still we had time to soak up some sun at 3,600 metres above sea level - it felt really warm and got hotter during the afternoon.

We first stopped off at a hotel in Cusco (the one we come back to on Friday I think) to get a snack and some coca tea before setting off on our afternoon tour.  First stop was at Awanakancha which is a weaving centre with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts.  It has all stages of the process on display including small herds of Llamas and Alpacas as well as ????, and demonstrations of spinning, dyeing and weaving to wool from the various animals.

peru-033-041peru-033-041OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA We then drove on over to Pisac where we had some lunch of local delicacies including quinoa soup and Tequeños with guacamole - fried cheese sticks.  We then had some time to wonder around the local market.

We then drove to our hotel which was actually in Yucay quite some way from Cusco.

 


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