Unfortunately there is very little to describe about this day except that it took 13 hours from Puno to Cuzco. Normally the trip takes around 8 hours with 3 stops at some interesting places but due to a road strike on the Puno side of the border we had to take an alternative route to enable us to get to Cuzco. The strike is about mining issues in and around Lake Titikaka and of course last week there was a change of Government in Peru. We were all very pleased to arrive into Cuzco and our hotel. After a good nights sleep we were refreshed again and ready to enjoy our free day in this amazing city. Wandering through this lovely city, exploring the astonishing narrow streets of this tile roof colonial town is an unforgettable experience. We found something astounding at every turn and of course we found great buys of traditional Peruvian handicrafts, alpaca-wool sweaters and rugs, ponchos, pottery, gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, etc. Today we will tour Cusco and Nearby Ruins – Visitors are caught up in the excitement of touring the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. The tour visits important landmarks such us Cusco’s Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church, Plaza de Armas and Koricancha “The Temple of the Sun”. This tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere also includes the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-Pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture. In Cusco there are many interesting local and international restaurants and Jack’s serve a great cappuccino!!
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