One of my favorite places to explore in the Cusco region is in the small village of Yucay near Urubamba in the Sacred Valley. This was my first trip to Yucay in 9 months. I was really excited to visit with my friend, Dorian, who lives there, too!
In just a few minutes you find yourself walking along Inca roads besides magnificent walls that aren’t much different from centuries ago. It’s very easy to imagine that it’s almost the same as when Inca farmers used the same paths to go back and forth to their fields among the massive terraces — perhaps the largest in the entire Inca empire.
This little video is just a bit of collection of scenes shot during the day as I made my way through the andenes (agricultural terraces) and along the small river that flows down from the glaciers of Chicón mountain high above.
Keep your eyes out for shots of the ancient burial site as well as pre-Inca rock paintings very high up on the mountainside.
One last note: this was the first video edited on my new Mac Mini computer using DaVinci Resolve. This surprisingly inexpensive little desktop computer has a ton of power that allowed me to do simple edits then render the video for YouTube so much faster than before. I’m looking forward to doing a lot more with it as I get used to the Mac system.
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Here are some past posts about Yucay that you might enjoy: