Although the Incas made Machu Pichu famous for it's majestic structure and history, this area holds what is believed to be two of the oldest Pre-Colombian cultures: the Recuay and Wari Cultures. It is said that the Incas incorporated many of the Recuay and Wari developments into their own culture. On your own or with an informed English speaking guide you can tour many of these sites leaving from The Lazy Dog Inn.
Wilcawain and Ichic Wilcawain (5-6 km away)
Wilcawain and Ichic Wilcawain are Huari ruins dated 800 pre-incan times. A nice 5-6 km gentle walk with a 200 meter altitude difference, making it a nice acclimatization walk. If wanting a longer day, these ruins can be visited in conjunction with a 14 km in-and-out hike to Laguna Aguak (4500 meters/ 14,763 feet)
Additional Archaeological sites nearby: Other ruins can be seen while incorporating other stops in towns and making it a day away returning to the Inn for dinner.