Llamas and alpacas and vicuna, oh my!
We’ve threatened to bring back alpacas for our husbands so today’s the day! <wink>
We woke up from our last night in Sol Y Luna exhausted from our very busy day before. Our luggage was to be left outside of our rooms for “magical luggage pickup” and we were off to our last breakfast buffet in Killa Wasi, the resort’s restaurant.
After breakfast we boarded buses headed to Pisac Market, a local flea market were you can bargain for some amazing local crafts, sweaters, and jewelry. We both thought we did a great job bargaining, often saving 50% off of what the original price was!
Just before 11am, we boarded our buses again Awan Kancha, a living llama museum where you come up close and personal with llamas and alpacas. This was a huge treat for the 5 junior adventures on our trip! After words we did some shopping in the museum’s shop- always a good time!
At lunch we headed to Sara Café Bistro for a delicious buffet luncheon. Following lunch, Ernesto took us on a half hour waking tour of his city’s square (he is a proud Wasi tribe member who originally comes from Cusco). He pointed out some of the foundations of the building that date back to the Incas intermixed with a Starbucks, KFC, and McDonalds.
After the tour we checked into our hotel, Libertador. It is a beautiful, upscale resort – without internet access in your rooms, only in the public areas. Upon arriving in our room, we were assured the construction we heard was not scheduled for the next day (Saturday). We reluctantly agreed to stay in our room and got ready for our dinner (organized last minute because this is a typically “on your own” dinner night). We took a short walk and were seated promptly and were served incredible fries with dipping sauces and appetizers. Tricia’s trout tasted just like salmon with a smokey flavor to it. Dawn’s stuffed chicken was undercooked, but they promptly took the plate and replaced it with fully cooked chicken. Dessert was fabulous, but we were too full to finish. After stuffing ourselves, 8 of us headed to the hotel’s bar for a drink after an exhausting day.
Our hotel for the next two nights is Hotel Libertador.