Travel Blogs from Machu Picchu, Peru

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Day Two of the Inca Trail - The Hardest Day!!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Day Two of the Inca Trail - The Hardest Day!!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... underwear!! Either way, it wasn't to be seen again! By this stage it was now becoming obvious why the Spanish didn't find Machu Picchu - they probably just couldn't be arsed to go any further!! And rightly so. Ah well, it gives us backpackers something ...

Machu Picchu... The Daddy, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu... The Daddy

A travel blog entry by irax

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... The track just kept of going uphill with no sign of stopping, once I decided I was high enough I stopped and sat watching Machu Picchu from a pretty decent vantage point. Surprisingly enough there wasn´t anyone else up here either! I found out later that ...

Reinforcements, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Reinforcements

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... . She is convinced she will be sharing clothes with Kia all week. Tomorrow morning at dawn we set out to hike the Inka trail to Machu Picchu. It turns out that this will be a bit of a challenge. The trail starts at 8000 feet and climbs to 14,000 ...

No more stairs!, Cusco/Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

No more stairs!

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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After a couple of days of resting in Cusco we managed to get traintickets to Aguas Calientes, from where we´d visit Machu Picchu. The trainjourney itself was quite uneventful, but led us from the green valleys round Cusco to the subtropical jungle of ...

the lost city is found again..., Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

the lost city is found again...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... the Urubamba, with its dramatic rushing waters, keeps me fully entertained...and we finally arrive at Aguas Calientes, at the base of Machu Picchu, where all visitors must stop to regroup before paying homage.   And I have to admit, I feel some ...

Machu Picchu- Day 1, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu- Day 1

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... to be worth it though. We walked past a river and some nice terraces and also caught a glimpse of the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu which is about $400 dollars each way! We will just catch the Peru Rail train back. We carried on walking and past a ...

The Only Way Is Up!, Huana Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Only Way Is Up!

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... been a hint to what was to come...  (Note:  Huanapicchu is the mountain in the background of the classic Machu Picchu picture – a cone like mountain.) The cloud still down the challenge of Huanapicchu was obscured, so in naivety we set ...

Machu Picchu- Day 2, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu- Day 2

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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We got woken up at 5am by Ernesto who was by the tents giving everybody a cup of hot chocolate. Now that's a great service getting hot chocolate in your tent. We had that then got ready for breakfast, when we got in the tent we had a feast. They gave us ...

Machu Picchu without the Crowd, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu without the Crowd

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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left @ 6 AM from Aquas Caliente to reach Macchu Picchu the highest of the four Peaks before Midday. Itwas raining , the narrow path going up is not really a problem, going down is another story . At the Main gate the check your Passport and Ticket. After ...

Cuzco And Machu Picchu., Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Cuzco And Machu Picchu.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... to an end and we caught a bus to our next Peruvian destination - Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Footnote: Machu Picchu Cuzco Region, Peru is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World Winners. The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is ...

The Mythical City, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Mythical City

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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After a snickers bar and a long sit down we were ready for the main event. We headed back into Machu Picchu for a look around and to find the classic view. Its a little difficult to describe the place, the pictures do it so much better, but the place is ...

Inca Trail Trek (Day Three), Mountains above Aqua Calientes, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Trek (Day Three)

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Inca Trail Trek (Day Four), Machu Pichu, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Trek (Day Four)

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Machu Picchu with the crowd, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu with the crowd

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... Bingham the Professor studying the Inca Culture in Cusco discovering it in 1911. Hiram Bingham named the for the Inca's Sacred City Machu Picchu, after the Highest of the four Peaks protecting the City in all four Corners. The City was built by the ...

The Classic Inca trail, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Classic Inca trail

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... by special invitation) so I guess he used the time to entertain one of his (400) concubines. Apparently, he only visited Machu Picchu once a year for the winter solstice so his apartments did not get hard use. There are numerous different temples, some ...

lots to see in Peru, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

lots to see in Peru

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... Pisac and then to Olantaytambo where one sees-pretty much the same although Olantaytambo is much larger but more spread out than Macchu Picchu. Up on Basically vertical walls you can see the Cemetery Tombs , the holes in the walls are rather small ,but I ...

Inca Trail Trek (Day One), Wayllabamba, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Trek (Day One)

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Inca Trail Trek (Day Two), Pacaymaya, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Trek (Day Two)

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Heading Down, Huana Picchu, Peru travel blog

Heading Down

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... climbed and decended 100's of meters in order to make our way back. On the final approach we were rewarded with a fantastic view of Machu Picchu, which spurred us on. 5 hours later, tired and ready for a sit down, we signed ourselves off the mountain and ...

Camino de Inca, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Camino de Inca

A travel blog entry by rich_mcg

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... hike in the early part of day 3, we arrived at our camp for the night, and sat around waiting for the 430am start to Machu Picchu the following morning. More food, a side trip to more ruins, and a great laugh with the porters 'tipping ceremony' that ...

River Deep, Mountain High, Arequipe, Peru travel blog

River Deep, Mountain High

A travel blog entry by rich_mcg

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... volcano, one of a chain of volcanos that bubbles up from the Andes close to that fault line that was to so colour the rest of Peru in the week to come. I can understand city founders overlooking a fault line by mistake, but deciding to start a city right ...

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

The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... postcard vistas got even better.  Nearer the site we paused for group photos.  Then it was time to enter Machu Picchu, archeological capital of the Americas. The ancient city was built on steep slopes so it seemed much larger than its modest ...

Treking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Treking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... , very busy and given that we got up at 3.30am neither of us are in the mood to deal with people...We soon realise that Machu Picchu is a very impressive ruin but is just not set up for the amount of tourists that visit it. This is something that has been ...

Speechless in Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Speechless in Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... view was undescribable. Both me and Juiette were shocked at how incredible it looked. Just like all the postcards and pictures, Machu Picchu looked self-obsessed in its own beauty. I guess we both expected the ruins to be less spectacular when compared ...

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... downstairs for beers & dinner and tucked ourselves in for an early night for our 4:30 wake up the next morning and.....Machu Picchu!!!! Day 5 The day had finally arrived and I feel abit bad that I woke up feeling miserable that I wasn't trekking ...

Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by maxine21

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Just photos for ...

The magnificent Machu Picchu and the sacred valley, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The magnificent Machu Picchu and the sacred valley

A travel blog entry by jttours

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... cleared we really saw the magnificence of our surroundings. We sat at one of the higher view points drinking in the sight of Machu Picchu, like two little mesmerised (and soaking) creatures. We took a stroll to the Incan bridge, which gave us more great ...

Machu Picchu!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu!

A travel blog entry by andygarland

... , along railway tracks....   Had a wonderful time, and the ´getting there´ added to the epicness of arriving at Machu Picchu, this morning....   It´s truly an incredible place...  Those Incas have a lot to teach us, for ...

Machu Picchu...un grand classique qui le merite!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu...un grand classique qui le merite!

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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... ils galerent pour loger les 40 marcheurs qui sont arrives....on poirotte jusqu'a 23h pour recuperer nos billets d entree pour le machu picchu....grosse deception quand on decouvre que l agence a oublie de nous reserver les places pour acceder au chemin de ...

Todo possible, nada seguro, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Todo possible, nada seguro

A travel blog entry by janinger

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... zum Sonnenaufgang hatten wir es geschafft. Nur war es so bewölkt, dass wir vom Sonnenaufgang nichts sahen. Dafür lag ein mysteriöser Machu Picchu vor uns, welcher von Wolken halb bedeckt war. Diese verzogen sich aber bald, so dass nach einer Führung ...

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