Ollantaytambo

This morning we enjoyed a leisurely start before returning to the town of Ollantaytambo. The hillside here features the amazing ruins of a terraced Inca temple, and accompanied by our expert guides we spent a while looking at the stonework and views of the valley. Much of the upper temple was destroyed by the Spanish when they invaded, although some of it still stands, and the terraces are still in good condition. There were two options today ... walk up to the top with our guides, or stay at ground level and listen in via our Quietvox Whisper Radios. Both plans worked well!  

From the Inca ruins we walked through the town to the main square. On route we visited a typical local house to see how families lived in the past and still live today. Omar and Tomas gave interpretation while guinea pigs ran about in the kitchen! After this excitement we all enjoyed some free time for a lunch snack, coffee or beer. The Furlongs Travel team opted for a pizza, although due to the lack of appropriate ingredients, Richard's turned up featuring pineapple and bananas!  

Returning to our hotel, many of us chose to enjoy our last afternoon in the stunning location of our Tambo del Inka accommodation by relaxing by the pool or outside in the grounds.  

Our final tour dinner featured a private buffet with a made-to-order pasta station, and considerable quantities of wine!  

It was a lovely chance to recount some favourite memories from the trip, and enjoy time with friends.