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Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu and Galapagos

Folk dancingFolk dancing (James Storey)
We leave Cusco with Teddy and our driver - just Robin and me. What service! Reach an elevation of 12000' while driving. We headed first to Pizac, seeing the ruins there then browsing through the market in town. Can certainly feel the altitude when walking through the ruins. We had a "picnic lunch" at a garden restaurant complete with Andean flute players. After lunch we drove out to Moray to see the large circular farms, then to Maras, still being used as a salt mine just like in Inca days. Saw people harvesting the salt and carrying the heavy bags while walking on very narrow paths to the office. We end the day in Ollantaytambo, spending time in the town square where they were having dancing and music for the children. Barney and Mickey Mouse were very popular! Tried alpaca for the first time for dinner.

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