Ollantaytambo
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A Day in the Life: Ollantaytambo, Peru
South America’s most iconic historic site is surely Machu Picchu, the Inca citadel nestled high in the Andes, while its most famous natural site is, despite stiff competition, arguably Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands. These must-visit destinations are the headliners on Overseas Adventure Travel’s Machu Picchu & the Galápagos itinerary, and when combined with the trip’s other stops, will leave you with a deep understanding of the culture, history, and people of Ecuador and Peru. Overseas Adventure Travel’s determination to show travelers the world as it is, in all of its fascinating complexity, is embodied in its A Day in the Life experience, which, on this trip, takes you to the small community of Urubamba. Here, you’ll visit a local school (when in session) supported by Grand Circle Foundation, and meet some of its students and teachers. Afterward, you’ll go shopping at a local market, picking up ingredients for a Home-Hosted Lunch with an Urubamba family. As you enjoy homemade Peruvian cuisine, you can toast to your new friends with a glass of chicha—locally brewed corn beer—before saying farewell.
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