DAY 3 : Sacred Valley
This morning, set off to Ollantaytambo, a lovely town overlooked by a massive Inca fortress. Those who wish to climb to the second tier of the fortress can observe the Temple of the Sun, a remarkable temple that was used as a calendar of sorts for the Incas. Then, explore the nearby terraces of Moray, an archaeological marvel thought to be an ancient site for agricultural research. This huge basin is lined with impressively uniform concentric circles that, to this day, drain perfectly. Following lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll head back to the hotel; enjoy an evening at leisure with dinner on your own. Vantage Cares: Participate in a weaving demonstration on the traditional backstrap loom and shop from a colorful array of beautiful blankets, garments, rugs, and other community-made goods during a visit to the indigenous Chinchero Weavers Community, our Vantage Cares site in South America.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch