After a morning flight to Cusco, we settled into our hotel and went on a short walking tour of the town.
Our tour leader from Classic Tours is called Theo, who can be seen standing up at the front of the bus in the above picture.
We’ll be spending the next couple of days in Cusco to acclimatise – the altitude really is something else – take a 15kg bag up two flights of stairs and you’ll need a 10 minute nap. (Trust me) We’re currently at about 3500 metres above sea level. Shortness of breath, nausea, confusion and tiredness are all symptoms to be expected.
Our walking tour took us across the main square, around the artists´district, round some Inca ruins in the city and we even met some locals…