I spent three days in Cuzco and the Sacred Valley last week. I was dry for about two hours.
The Vilcanota River was high and moving quite a bit faster than normal as I left the Aranwa Hotel a week ago. Good for rafting, but not good for what happened on Jan 27th.
While it is the rainy season in the Andes, this year the downpours have been especially brutal – the heaviest in 15 years.
For the past three weeks rain has delayed flights, damaged roads and houses, and muddied up the road to Manu until it became impassable – completely screwing up a trip I had planned.