On Day four, the G Adventures tour group started to get more comfortable with each other. There were groups from New Zealand, the US, England, Australia, Finland, and of course us, Canada.
Maybe it was the altitude sickness, or the excitement that the following day was Machu Picchu, but we got on really well.
This was taken on our way to Ollantaytambo. This was our tour guide, Cho Cho’s favourite view apparently. The mountains, not me.
Now what is really cool is G Adventures took us into a small village to watch how textiles are created. And what’s even cooler is that some of G Adventures’ proceeds go towards the women in this village. Neat, right? It’s unreal seeing how the Peruvian natives colourize their llama and alpaca materials. Check it out on my Instagram.
Here’s a shot from the Sacred Valley. We were really getting physically tested at this point as we had to ascend really jagged rocks/steps. Pair that with how high the steps were and the competing altitude sickness – it was a tough time. The very top was so windy that I thought I was going to be blown off the steps! See it in the vlog below and please don’t forget to like and subscribe.
We had free time in the evening and we happened to bump into some of our group mates and decided to go for dinner at The Station. I got to try one of Peru’s go-to meals, Lomo Saltado – delish AF.