Depart the Lodge
After breakfast return by boat to the airport at Puerto Maldonado.
Fly Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas, was founded around 1100 AD. It is a beautiful city of Spanish and Inca influences with endless colonial sights to see including churches, monasteries and convents interspersed with Inca foundations, walls, doorways, and arches. Cusco is a major town, and is one of the cultural centres of Peru.
Half Day Pisac Market and Awanacancha tour
Travel from Cusco into the beautiful Sacred Valley, a fertile valley that follows the Urubamba river. On the way stop at Awanacancha, which in Quechua means knitting palace. From here admire the beauty of the Peruvian Andes, meet the South American camelids and learn about the traditional weaving techniques of this area.
Find weavers from over 12 southern Peruvian communities who alternate exhibitions of threading, tinting and weaving Andean textiles, keeping these traditions alive.
Travel onto explore the pretty town of Pisac, including the traditional market. There is a market everyday but the main markets take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.The Sacred Valley of the Incas is nurtured by Rio Urubamba, which carves a fertile chasm from Pisac in the east to Ollantaytambo in the west. To the Incas, Rio Urubamba symbolised the flow of life, and is guarded by the watchful gaze of numerous ancient citadels perched on the lofty mountain ridge above. As a result, fascinating insights await the intrepid traveller.
Cooking Demonstration for Children at the Aranwa Sacred Valley
Families can learn how to cook some Peruvian sweets during a cooking demonstration.
You will be staying at Aranwa Sacred Valley, Full board