Machu Picchu Must-See

By |2021-04-16T13:12:42-05:00October 8th, 2017|Categories: Must-See, South America|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Machu Picchu Must-See.  High on so many travelers bucket list is Machu Picchu, and rightly so; it is truly magnificent.  This Inca Empire landmark rests comfortably on a mountain ridge at 2,430 meters (7,970 feet) and is a UNESCO World Heritage site as well as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The Incas constructed [...]

Sauce Hostal Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

By |2019-07-06T09:45:46-05:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Advice, South America|Tags: , , , , , |

Sauce Hostal Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley.  Sauce Hostal is located in the heart of, a quaint village of 10,000 in the Sacred Valley. Ollantaytambo is a great base to explore the valley and also a great midpoint between Machu Picchu and Cusco. In fact, I made Ollantaytambo my home base for three days to explore the area [...]

Three Days Sacred Valley Peru

By |2021-04-16T13:23:44-05:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Must-See, South America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Three Days Sacred Valley Peru.  It was a long overnight flight (3 segments from ORD-SAL-LIM-CUZ) with little sleep. I was excited for my trip to explore the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cusco. I was starting my trip with three nights in Ollantaytambo. While I was planning on spending three nights in Cusco, I decided to [...]

Pachamanca Farm Lunch Ollantaytambo

By |2021-04-16T13:27:54-05:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: South America, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pachamanca Farm Lunch Ollantaytambo. El Albergue Hotel dates back nearly a century standing near the Ollantaytambo Train Station.  The town of Ollantaytambo sits in the Sacred Valley, half-way between Machu Picchu and Cusco.  Wendy Weeks, a young artist from Seattle, settled in Ollantaytambo in the 1970’s and took over and rebirthed the hotel.    In 2011, [...]

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