Travel Blogs from Machu Picchu, Peru

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The Inca Trail or Trial?  (Day One), Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail or Trial? (Day One)

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... sea level.  32 km hiked.  4 gruelling days.  All ending with 1 memorable moment... Machu Picchu! Before coming down to Peru, I knew I needed to hike the infamous Inca Trail. Itīs perhaps one of the most reknowned hikes in all ...

Inca Trail (Day Three), Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail (Day Three)

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... awaited. - At the end of the day, sat with the group on a patio, as we looked out upon the valley before us. It was a very surreal moment. Everything seemed larger than life. Tomorrow, we start the day at 4am in pursuit of the Machu of all ...

Almost Picchu Perfect, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Almost Picchu Perfect

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Once the tour was over we headed down to Aguas Calientes to meet Caroline. The rest of the group stayed up in Machu Picchu to look around some more but as we were coming back the next day we were looking forward to getting into a shower as soon as we ...

Oompah loompah & Inka Tequila trek to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Oompah loompah & Inka Tequila trek to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... where the original Inca Trek reaches the citadel, and has the most amazing views!    I canīt begin to describe Machu Picchu, everything about it is incredibly breathtaking!  Itīs unbelievable to imagine how the Incaīs built it and lived ...

The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Lost City of the Incas

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... from $150 to $200. Day tours, which I personally would not recommend, leave at 6am, arrive in Aguas Calientes (or Machu Picchu Town) approximately 4 hours later. The shuttle bus which runs every 10 minutes or when full leave from 5.30am until 5.30pm and ...

Wow!  No Wonder this is a Wonder!!!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Wow! No Wonder this is a Wonder!!!

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... and they occur, in one form or another, on a regular basis.  A huge one levelled Cuzco in the mid-nineties. Seeing Machu Picchu in all of its glory, and also Ollantaytambo, another site, where we spent two nights, both built at the top of a huge ...

A million steps to the city in the clouds..., Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

A million steps to the city in the clouds...

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... four years ago and the highlight of the trip was doing a two-day hike to visit spectacular Incan city of Machu Picchu. It remains an absolute must when visiting Peru (or South America!) so of course we put it on our itinerary. The city is deep in the ...

And you swear it's flat from here?!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

And you swear it's flat from here?!

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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Of course, the main attraction in Peru is Machu Picchu and rather than doing a day trip I opted for something a little more adventurous: the four day jungle trek. With the word 'trek' in the name, I was a bit skeptical at first but with everyone I'd met ...

Walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Inca Trail between Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... farming terraces, located on the banks of the Rio Cusichaca river. It was an amazing sight and really got us excited about seeing Machu Picchu. Day two started early at 05:30 with a hot drink for those who wanted one. They drink coca tea here which ...

A March to Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

A March to Picchu

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... at work) I might end this blog right here. The next blog will follow very shortly where I go through the amazing complex of Machu Picchu a little more and I accept a challenge to run up Wayna Picchu by our guide. I repeat, RUN UP WAYNA PICCHU. ...

The Inca Trail (Day Two), Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail (Day Two)

A travel blog entry by chowie

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I much prefer the name Warmiwanusca to Dead Woman Pass!!! That`s what we were facing today. At a height of about 4200 m, the biggest challenge today involved overcoming the first of three mountain passes on the trail. As a whole, it took our ...

Inca Trail: The road to Machu Picchu!!!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail: The road to Machu Picchu!!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... , we made our way through and hiked for an hour to the sun gate. From here we got our final magnificent view of Machu Picchu from a distance before the early morning fog swept through. Will gathered us all together and congratulated us all for making it, ...

Salkantay trek: The march to Machu Picchu -, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Salkantay trek: The march to Machu Picchu -

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... the distance. We had seen the famous postcard view so many times; it was really hard to believe we were finally here. Machu Picchu was only discovered accidentally in 1911 by an American archaeologist. What a sight that must have been for him even if ...

Leaving Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Leaving Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by dane

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So we spent an amazing two days at Machu Picchu. Our train left back to Cusco at 4 p.m., so we just spent the day wandering around Aguas Calientes and feeling sorry for ourselves. It was really tough leaving this place. I know that I may return one ...

Inca Trail Day 3 - A celebration of UK New Year, Chamana, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Day 3 - A celebration of UK New Year

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... was finished by a handmade cake, as the eldest of the group I had to cut it which seemed like such a waste "welcome to Machu Picchu" the decoration said. With firecrackers going off all around us we made a presentation to the porters of our tips (we were ...

Mystical Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Mystical Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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9am and the same driver picked us up at our hotel in Cusco - back thru the Sacred Valley to Ollyantambo to meet up with the group who had done the Lares Trek.  Driving thru the valley again was no hardship that's for sure as in the early morning ...

The lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The lost city of the Incas

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... put lots of others up too - did you notice?!). So, I had a couple of days in Cuzco before I could get the train towards Machu Picchu. After I got over the long bus journey, I had a look round the town and booked my train tickets (there's no road all ...

Machu Picchu or riding?, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu or riding?

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... . We were up early to climb Wanya Picchu which is the hill at the back of the classic photo which gives commanding views over Machu Picchu. Typically even though it was the driest time of the year it was belting down outside so we had to buy sexy plastic ...

A magical place., Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley and Cuzco, Peru travel blog

A magical place.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... place I haven't been to before, and I also end up revisiting Sacsayhuaman (sexy woman) and the other ruins around Cuzco, as well as Machu Picchu (yes, my travel plans kind of change on a day by day basis, or from blog entry to blog entry). Once again I ...

Machu Picchu, the Old Peak, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu, the Old Peak

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... wearing, and partly because of the fever.  I won't go into too much detail, as I'm sure it has been covered in countless other Machu Picchu blogs.  At the end of the tour we were given some free time to wander around, so we climbed to the top to ...

Machu Picchu - The destination, not the journey, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu - The destination, not the journey

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... of the mountain and would still be running today if the water wasn’t diverted away for preservation purposes. Throughout Machu Picchu, the provision of water and the drainage of excess water was carefully considered and followed a master plan for ...

The Machu of all Picchus, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Machu of all Picchus

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... in the foreground and Huayna Picchu {the mountain looming behind the ruins in all the photos} in the background. Experiencing Machu Picchu Although the number of tourists were already copious, our "Average Joe" team of trail survivors battled for ...

Machu Picchu at Last !!!!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu at Last !!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... ;   Today is probably one of the best travel day in my life since I am in the most amazing place on Earth- Machu Picchu !!!        I went to bed around 12 am last night was waking by this pouring rain ...

The Inca Jungle Trek, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Inca Jungle Trek

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... I could find and headed overland. Once in Cuzco, I scoped out options for hiking to the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu.  The official Inca Trail books up four to six months in advance, but there are plenty of ...

The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, Santuario Historico Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as "The ...

Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... deserted. After getting our fill of ruins we caught the bus down the windiest road ever to the nearest town Aguas Calientes (aka Machu Picchu Pueblo) for some food and to meet up with our group for the last time. Although we had only know each other ...

Things that have made me go 'Wow!' - Part 27, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Things that have made me go 'Wow!' - Part 27

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... mist cleared to give us the first proper view of Machu Picchu. Two months ago the most famous thing I knew about Peru was Paddington Bear. I'd heard of Machu Picchu of course, but had no real idea what it was, but having walked the walk and learning the ...

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... we had our tickets Davy led us through the ruins explaining the intricate details, amazing designs and stunning construction that is Machu Picchu. After a couple hours of seeing the different residents and buildings on the site, we were given free reign ...

Better Than I Expected, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Better Than I Expected

A travel blog entry by dane

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... touristy, and for Peru it's extremely expensive. And there are entirely too many people speaking English. 1,000 people a day visit Machu Picchu, mostly westerners. You can forget that you're abroad. But just for a moment. Once you start exploring ...

Machu Picchu - We Finally Made It!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu - We Finally Made It!

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... me her pass to climb the ruins in the town (she had a bad back) and I took some photos for her. The ruins at Machu Picchu are the final ones in a succession of lesser known Inca ruins which are scattered throughout the 'Sacred Valley'. The scenery from ...

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