We started off the day with breakfast at Yure's house. The pancakes were delicious! We then all boarded the bus and drove to Chinchero. Here, we viewed some additional ruins. This was one of the few places where the Spanish chose to build on top of the Inca structures rather than destroy them.
We then drove about an hour to Ollantaytambo, a town and Inca site. Here, our guide, Daniel, described how the Incas built terraces, which are present in the mountains surrounding Ollantaytambo. There are also several Inca building here. Many of the houses were built to provide rest for travelers to the Cusco area. There was also a large section devoted only to royalty and religious figures. Across the valley, it is possible to see granaries where the Incas stored food and a large human head figure, which was intentionally carved by the Incas.
Once we returned to Yure's house, we packed for the trek (which we start tomorrow!) and headed towards Plaza Mayor to eat dinner at Pucara. The food was delicious! We are heading to bed early tonight because we have to be up by 3:30 tomorrow morning!