S: South America 2009
FC: South America Peru and Argentina November 27 - December 9, 2009
1: November 27
2: First Stop....Habitat for Endangered Animals Sacred Valley, Peru November 28
4: Sacred Valley, Peru November 28
5: Pasac, Sacred Valley, Peru November 28 | "Blessings and Prosperity" | Guinea pig is big cuisine in Peru, along with tripe which is right before the potatoes. The Chicagoans abstained.
6: Lunch at a Hacienda in Sacred Valley, Peru November 28
7: Drinking Pisco Sours with our Guide, Javier
8: Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley, Peru November 28
9: Around the mid-15th century, the Inca emperor Pachacuti conquered and razed Ollantaytambo; the town and the nearby region were incorporated into his personal estate. The emperor rebuilt the town with sumptuous constructions and undertook extensive works of terracing and irrigation in the Urubamba Valley; the town provided lodging for the Inca nobility while the terraces were farmed by retainers of the emperor.
10: Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Peru November 28
11: Sol y Luna Hotel Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru November 28-29
12: Train to Macchu Picchu November 29
13: Macchu Picchu, Peru November 29