Hired a collectivo, we are going to a little town called Ollantaytambo from Cusco. It will take two hours (72 km).
Poroy District is one of eight districts of the province Cusco. Poroy is located 13 km west of Cusco and at 3,570 m above sea level. It has a population of 4,452 inhabitance. The main industries of Poroy are agriculture and livestock, there is not any other industry. The travelers just pass by.
When approaching the town of Chinchero, we found a lake on the right. We went there and took pictures.
Soon, we arrived at the town of Chinchero, where is located at 3,762 m above sea level.
Chinchero is a small town about 30 kilometers northwest of Cusco towards Urubamba in the Peruvian Andes. It has a population of 9 763 inhsbitants.
The people that live in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.
From the parish church, we are walking up the slope to see the Chinchero Ruins in hurry.
After the ruins of Chinchero we are leaving for the next destination Urubamba hurriedly.
Urubamba is a small town in Peru, located near the Urubamba River under the snow-capped mountain Chicón. It has a population of 2,700 inhabitants.
Urubamba is the largest town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is also located near a number of significant ruins of the Inca Empire, including Machu Picchu.
From the Plaza de Armas we were walking to Mercado de Urubamba (Urubamba Market), it took 3 minutes.
My friends are happily enjoying shopping, but we cannot stay here so longer. We have to start already.
Distance from Urubamba to Ollantaytambo is 20 km, it takes about 30 minutes.
We got tickets for the train to Aguas Calientes. As we have time for departure, we decided to roam around the town of Ollantaytambo.
Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru. It is located at an altitude of 2,792 metres above sea level on the river Urubamba, in the district of Ollantaytambo, province of Urubamba, Cusco region.
Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti who conquered the region, built the town and a ceremonial center.
According to a legend, their god Viracocha have instructed the Inca to build the town of Ollantaytambo.
Viracocha, Great creator god in Inca mythology.
Viracocha, also known Con-Tici or Kon-Tiki, is the great creator deity in the pre-Inca and Inca mythology in the Andes region. Viracocha was one of the most important deities in the Inca pantheon and created the universe, sun, moon, and stars, time (by commanding the sun to move over the sky) and civilization itself.
It is a beautiful scenery, but we cannot stay here for long. We have to go to the rail station of Ollantaytambo soon.
We went down the Temple Hill and walked to the train station of Ollantaytambo through the narrow street. The town looked very peaceful.