Days 10-11 – Ollantaytambo to Cusco
Skylodge Adventure Suites
Occupants must scale a largely vertical cliff 1000′ to the “suites”. It takes about 2 hours of climbing on “via ferrata” (cables and steel rungs) to get there.
Once in the capsules dinner and breakfast are served by the guides. The ceilings of the “suites” are transparent with a hatch for entry and viewing the night sky.
After spending the night guests travel back down on a 5 stage zip line. This video shows how awesome the climb and zip lines are AND why I would never stay there.
In Cusco we stayed in the Hotel Jose Antonio. It’s another excellent hotel, however we didn’t spend much time there except to sleep. Our time was largely hiking to and around the Plaza De Armas at the center of the historic district.
Cusco is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. We spent a day and a half there viewing the unique combination of Spanish and Inca architecture. We also visited Norton Rat’s Tavern: a requirement for bikers.
Norton Rat’s Tavern
There was so much to see and do in Cusco that we could have spent a week there. Even though I may have missed some adventures; I had a lot of fun at Norton Rat’s Tavern, eating at different restaurants, tasting Cuy, video taping parades and watching fireworks from Limbus Restobar.