Continuing on our journey through the Sacred Valley, after lunch in Pisac, we headed for Ollantaytambo, a city about 65 kms from Cusco. I had passed through Ollantaytambo on my way back from Machu Picchu a few days earlier and caught a glimpse of the Inca ruins. I decided to go back and have a proper look.
There is a huge face carved into the rock opposite.
Our trusty guide with his Cusqueñan flag.
A view of the city.
Storage for crops.
There is quite a climb up the terraces once you get inside.
Looking back up the steps.
From Ollantaytambo, we travelled to Chinchero. I still am not certain of the purpose of the visit, although it is famous for its market. We arrived at Chinchero as the sun was setting and I became somewhat distracted.
After visiting this beach at Pimentel the previous day, I decided to go back there and try and get some sunset photos. All thanks to Elmer, who got me there just in time, and of course, to nature for being so obliging.