on July 12, 2005
On the advice of a friend, we flew from Lima to Cuzco, then immediately went down into the Sacred Valley. This was a perfect way to acclimate gradually to the altitude. After checking into our hotel in the Sacred Valley (Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay), we spent the balance of the day exploring ruins at Ollantaytambo. Across from the ruins is a large face carved into the rock of the mountain. The Ollantaytambo ruins and terraces are well preserved, including portions of the Sun Temple. The views of the Sacred Valley from the top of the ruins are awesome.
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