Today was our free day in Cuzco, first stop Jack’s for a cappuccino then it was a shopping spree.
Wandering through this lovely city, exploring the astonishing narrow streets of this tile roof colonial town will be your unforgettable experience. We found something astounding at every turn. Great buys are the traditional Peruvian handicrafts, alpaca-wool sweaters and rugs, ponchos, pottery, gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, etc. Our luggage is now bursting at the seams. Many visitors to Cusco return home wishing they had some free time in Cusco to discover this imperial city on their own, and on this tour we have 5 nights in Cuzco with lots of free time which is a MUST!
The next day we had a sightseeing tour of Cusco and Nearby Ruins we were so caught up in the excitement of touring the ancient capital of the Inca Empire with our delightful guide Nellie, this magnificent city is a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. The tour visited 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 the evening we dined at an authentice Peruvian restaurant, this was a huge but wonderful day enjoyed by us all.