Travel Blogs from Machu Picchu, Peru

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Walk like an Inca, sleep in a puddle, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, near Cusco, Peru travel blog

Walk like an Inca, sleep in a puddle

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... government seems to have mislaid the priceless obelisk. And artefacts found at the site by Hiram Bingham, the explorer who rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911, are gathering dust in boxes at Yale University, as there is no local facility for displaying ...

Day 3 of Trek, Lares Trail, Peru travel blog

Day 3 of Trek

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... our tickets and due to her foot injury, she just made it with 10 seconds to spare. To say the least, my guide Jose and I were very nervous. I couldnīt have imagined missing Machu Pichu. Tonight I have my own room at a hotel here in Agua ...

Day 2 of Trek, Lares Trek Peru, Peru travel blog

Day 2 of Trek

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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Photos for day 2 will be posted to this entry. I slept relatively well in my tent last night... about 6 hours all up but kept sliding off the slippery inflatable matress. Today was hard... we walked for 8 hours, mostly uphill to a pass of 5000m ...

The Inca Tinker Tailor Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Inca Tinker Tailor Trail

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... Inca path. The trail passes many Inca ruins, climbs three peaks and finishes at the ancient Inca city known as Machu Picchu. It was the grand finale to Dans Peru trip. DAY 1 On Friday morning at 6:15 we set off on the bus for a two hour drive to the ...

Upstairs, Downstairs, The Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

Upstairs, Downstairs

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... all the other tour groups in time to see the sun rise but again it was too misty, so we continued our trek down to Machu Picchu itself. That report will be along soon, as I'm now off to learn the entire Beatles catalogue on my panpipes which every shop ...

Machu Fucking Picchu..., Cuzco - Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Fucking Picchu...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... the hell is that?  How do I get there?'  The first questions were easily answered by the poster's caption:  'Machu PicchuPeru'.  Many years on, now enlightened, I can share the answer to the third.  Get the bus.  Not ...

Day 1 Trip to the Clouds and Back, Lares Trek, Peru travel blog

Day 1 Trip to the Clouds and Back

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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Iīm writing this from Agua Calientes... a beautiful town situated at the base of Machu Pichu. Just a short note to let everyone know that I have made it... a trek to the clouds at 5km above sea level and back to around the 3km mark. To say the least, ...

Lines from outer space, Pisco and a landslide!, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Lines from outer space, Pisco and a landslide!

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... my sense of humour but am seriously considering flying back to Lima! So, this afternoon I am going to organize my way to Machu Picchu and have a look around Cuzco, as well as dodging the ever present touts and hawkers...... Also pictures of the last ...

Day Three of the Inca Trail - Nearly There!!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Day Three of the Inca Trail - Nearly There!!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... The third and final site of the day was at Phuyupatamarca (3640 metres above sea level). This was definitely our favourite site (besides Machu Picchu of course). We spent quite a lot of time here as the clouds kept lifting and giving us some great views. ...

Lares Trail Itinerary, Lares Trail to Machu Pichu, Peru travel blog

Lares Trail Itinerary

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... will have a guided tour of this fascinating place, and even the opportunity to climb Wayna Picchu, providing the chance to see Machu Picchu and the surroundings from a more exclusive vantage point. After a full day of exploring, we head back to Cuzco ...

Hey Mr Paddington Bear!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Hey Mr Paddington Bear!

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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... 's spirit may have been one of the advisers to design some of the sacred areas!    Visiting Machu Picchu has been a life long dream of mine. It is difficult to describe how it felt to see the clouds open up like ...

Mysterious Cities of Gold, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Mysterious Cities of Gold

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... to Aguas Calientes. This is probably the weirdest town I have ever stayed in, it has no roads (except for the one up to Machu Picchu)and is only accessible by the train. The town is just a tourist stop, but set in a spectacular valley, surrounded by huge ...

Inca Trail - draft, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail - draft

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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Birthday at Machu Poncho !!!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Birthday at Machu Poncho !!!

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... we finally arrived at the hostel to say we were exhausted stressed and grumpy was an understatement - you can book the tickets to Machu Picchu on Peru Rail website but our card wasnt working and we MUST get on the train the next day or we wouldn't m ake ...

Spectacular Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Spectacular Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... than his PSP….go figure. Aquas Caliente is a small town which was built to accommodate the thousands of tourists that visit Machu Picchu.  During high season, between June thru August, it can reach as high as 2000 tourists per day!!!  ...

Cusco and Machu Picchu, Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Cusco and Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... , we also found a Catalan owned restaurant selling delightful Pa amb Tomaquet and Tortilla de Patatas. Show us the Way to Machu Picchu After a good 5 days chilling out in Cusco, we teamed up with another Spanish-Celtic couple who we first met in ...

Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... idea that a city lay underneath the jungle. Lucky really because they destroyed most of the other Inca settlements, a reason why today Machu Picchu is so important. We walked around the ruins, up and down the steep Inca stairways, across the plazas and ...

The climax of our trek - not disappointed!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The climax of our trek - not disappointed!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Up at 4am and have breakfast before we leave at 4.30 for our walk uphill and lots of steps with Roberto to Machu Picchu. Is quite difficult and I am pretty slow but we make it for opening time at 6am. Quite a few tourists are there having walked up and ...

In the footsteps of the ancients, The Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

In the footsteps of the ancients

A travel blog entry by vicki

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... the top, the view was incredible - the rainforest stretching out below us, with dense vegetation everywhere. I began to understand how Machu Picchu had stayed hidden for so long, and why many people feel there are probably lots of other inca cities ...

sand flies, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

sand flies

A travel blog entry by kris

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so i made it to peru, and caught the train up to macchu picchu, it was amazing having seen it so many times on film to see it with my own eyes.. i thought MP was overrated until i got there, a big highlight in my travels the place is almost magical.. i ...

Day one of the Inca Trek, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Day one of the Inca Trek

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... Km 82, via Chinchero, Ollantaytambo. After joining the rest of the team we begin our trekking tour along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. We will head towards our first camp at Wayllabamba, on the way we will have a good view of the archaeological complex ...

Machu Picchu- Day 3 a Special Birthday, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu- Day 3 a Special Birthday

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... , which was sweet. After breakfast we packed away our stuff and headed off to the checkpoint. I especially wanted to get a stamp at Machu Picchu on my birthday! I got my stamp and we set off on the trail. The scenery was stunning today as the salkantay ...

back roads to the lost city...., Santa Teresa, Peru travel blog

back roads to the lost city....

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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Back in Cuzco after our journey to Machu Picchu...and a few other places....Lets start from the beginning...   We meet our guide, Angel, and although he's not the guide we were hoping for, he seems sweet, and anyway he's there.  We mostly ...

Meditating in Machu Picchu and the jungle below, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Meditating in Machu Picchu and the jungle below

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Meditating in Machu Picchu and the jungle ...

Cuzco and Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Cuzco and Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by giuliani242

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... and a taxi ride back to Cuzco, then to Poroy. From Poroy, a train through the Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes. Finally a bus to Machu Picchu. There was nothing better than every second of the journey. I got back to Poroy and Yudy was waiting in the train ...

Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... the following information on Machu Picchu: General Information on Machu Picchu, downloaded from http://www.sacredsites.com/americas/peru/machu_picchu.html The ruins of Machu Picchu, rediscovered in 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham, are one ...

Machu Picchu- Day 4, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu- Day 4

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... cloud was clearing, but as we stepped up, it covered the sky. So at the point we got our pictures, you couldn't clearly see Machu Picchu behind us. I was a bit peeved about this, but after the tour from the guide, we'll go get some more pictures of the ...

Cleansing the spirit, the Inca way, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Cleansing the spirit, the Inca way

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... operators down to just a few and all we had to decide was if we were going to take the well travelled Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or the lesser travelled but more cultural Lares Valley trek, which also ended at Machu Picchu.   Price for us, like ...

Day Four -- Money Shot!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Day Four -- Money Shot!

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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... above us. I scrambled up with using my hands and feet ! At last we reached our goal and watched the sun rising over Machu Picchu, a rather spectacular site from Intipunku (the sun gate). Our group all looked around at each other with smiles and a sense ...

Machu Picchu, Peru 10th Jan - 11th Jan, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu, Peru 10th Jan - 11th Jan

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... . We decided not to do the Inca trail and do another walk somewhere else instead so we went a different way and headed to Machu Picchu by bus, train & then a walk. Highlights Ollantaytambo We stopped in this town within the sacred valley for a few ...

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