This morning’s tour takes us above the city. Our first stop is the Cristo Blanco, a small replica of Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Statue, which I’d seen in the distance on our way to Cusco a few nights ago.
Saqsaywaman (which only sounds like “sexy woman”) is estimated to have been built at the height of the Incan civilization, The sheer size of the stones is amazing.
We also visit Q’inqu, Poca Pocura, and Tambomachay.
Then it’s time for a final lunch together as a large group (one of the few times we’ve all been together vs exploring in smaller subsets). Funny moment: three people have a newer model Fitbit that reminds them to move every hour. They get their alarm, and a whole group of us dance in our chairs to “get our steps” – laughing at ourselves as we do it. )
And then begins the long, long, long trek home again, at first all of us together from Peru to Colombia, a few headed elsewhere but most still together as far as Miami, and then the group splintering as we have different flights to other cities.
This was my first tour with Gate1, and I had a great time. It was very well done and reasonably priced to boot.
But of course the part that really makes a trip special are the people you meet along the way.
Love you guys! God bless!