Day 9 – Ccochahuasi Sanctuary and Pisac Market

Day 9:  Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary , Llamas and Alpacas & Pisac Market

(Monday, July 2)

Group travel to Ccohahuasi Animal Sanctuary to meet and volunteer with rescued indigenous animals.

Short stop at a Llama / Alpaca preserve to get up close and personal with these adorable animals.

On to Pisac to visit the famous market or (optional) visit to the ruins of Pisac (on your own).

Lunch on your own in Pisac.

Dinner and overnight at Mountain House.

CCOCHAHUASI ANIMAL SANCTUARY

An opportunity to feel the connection to our animal brothers and sisters.  Meet indigenous animals who have been injured or abused and are now living in a beautiful setting.  Experience the thrill of having a condor fly over your head (with a 10-foot wingspan!).  Possible bottle feeding of young alpacas.

We will have the special honor of doing a few hours of volunteer service to this wonderful family and the amazing animal residents here.

We will also have the privilege of surprising them with presenting donations that we have collected from friends and family back home.

A stop at a nearby Alpaca sanctuary with an opportunity to see several different species and get up close to feed them.

Then on to Pisac market – a thriving market for an opportunity to purchase some souvenirs and gifts.  Visit the ruins of Pisac on your own (optional).

Pisac ruins are built on rows of fine stone terraces with panoramic views of the Andes mountains.  The main Temple of the Sun is built on a huge protruding spur of volcanic rock, carved into a “hitching post for the sun” or Inti.  There are also baths, altars, water fountains and a ceremonial platform.

The market is a lively and bustling place selling gifts and food.

Links:

Ccohahuasi Sanctuary
http://www.santuariocochahuasi.com/

Soul Connections with Animals:
globallightminds.com/2013/06/animal-soul-connections/

Awana Kancha Llama / Alpaca sanctuary
theonlyperuguide.com/2013/11/awanakancha-alpaca-art-andes/

Pisac Ruins
theonlyperuguide.com/2014/12/hiking-pisac-ruins/

bestofperutravel.com/place/pisac-ruins/

Pisac Market
theonlyperuguide.com/2012/08/pisac-market-and-ruins-a-must-for-any-peru-vacation/

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