Travel Blogs from Machu Picchu, Peru

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

Salkantay Trek--Day 2

A travel blog entry by jwolstei

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... pigs were in a stable next to our tents. We had tea time with the group, where our guide told us about the colonial history of Peru. An hour or so later dinner was served. After eating the cook brought us cider and a bottle of rum to help us sleep ...

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

The lost city of the Incas

A travel blog entry by fettino

Hidden on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley, Machu Picchu ("Old Peak") is the symbols of the Inca ...

Machu Picchu and trek, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu and trek

A travel blog entry by willsez

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... know this trip was fairly last minute.  So when we went to the travel agent in May and asked to book onto the Inca Trail of Machu Picchu for July/August she laughed at us.  Consequently we had to go on one of the other trails -  which was a ...

Why do the Inca Trail?, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Why do the Inca Trail?

A travel blog entry by emmaireland

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... sacrifices. One area looks like a condor flying, its impressive, its another sacrificial area. There is a mountain behind Machu Picchu (translated, this means ´Old Mountain´). However, this mountain is actually ´Wayña Picchu´ or ´Young ...

Trek to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Trek to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by hibbs

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... the dark where we join the long queue for buses and eventually jump on a bus which takes us up the steep windy road to Machu Picchu. I'd originally wanted to walk this but so glad I didn't! We get off the bus and wait where we were told to for ...

The Aftermath, Day 3, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Aftermath, Day 3

A travel blog entry by srossb1971

... the trick, as we conquer a couple of steep inclines that are essentially stone carved staircases. We eventually reach visual range of Machu Picchu, which we will not visit until tomorrow. However the view is fantastic and the city is a sight to behold, ...

Hardest challenge so far... Machu Picchu, Urubamba, Peru travel blog

Hardest challenge so far... Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by adelecarroll

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But totally worth it! That's right I survived the 4 night 5 day Salkantay Trek to reach the magnificent Machu Picchu Inca Site, Peru. It wasn't easy, in fact it was the hardest thing I have ever done. Tackling the hight altitude, the intense heat, the ...

The headline act, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The headline act

A travel blog entry by choosechu

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... leaflet about Peru. Its the Taj Mahal, Big Ben and the Empire State Building rolled into one. And so, when tourists come to Peru, Machu Picchu is where they go. This makes it sound awful. An image that is used to the point of saturation is never a good ...

The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by samantha.miller

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... to climb the next morning. Day 5- We left the hostel at 4.30am and began a dark and rainy treck to the entrance point of Machu Picchu. Havier rushed us along the road until we reached the base of the mountain and we realised we would be on our own for ...

Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by ramblingharveys

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... guided tour of the Inca town. We both agree that it´s one of the most amazing, unique places we have ever been. Machu Picchu is completely surrounded by mountains with constant clouds drifting in and out of them. We discovered the Incas held 3 animals ...

Day 4 (or high flying fun), Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Day 4 (or high flying fun)

A travel blog entry by jess2010

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... again however with only one clean outfit left none of us had much clothing options. Dinner was ok and we were given our tickets to Machu Picchu aswell as instructions as to where to meet in the morning. The rest of the group was planning to get up at ...

Inca Trail - Day 2 - Dead Woman's Pass..., Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail - Day 2 - Dead Woman's Pass...

A travel blog entry by lpringle

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Today we the hardest day of walking on the trek. We were woken at 5am in our tents with a cocoa maté - literally room service! - and packed up at breakfast for 5.30. As soon as we'd eaten we set off for the first climb of the day - with the challenge ...

Starting the Inka Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Starting the Inka Trail

A travel blog entry by runningboy

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Ben and I started the Inka Trail today!  We hopped on a bus at our hotel in Ollantaytambo this morning, met our fellow trekkers, porters and guides, and headed for KM 82, the start of the Classic Inka Trail trek.  Our two traveling partners are ...

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

Along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by jhavranek

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... hill. Day 3 This was an easy relaxing day with some of the best ruins after getting to camp at lunchtime. We were close to Machu Picchu and there was a small hotel here that meant we could all have a hot shower or even massage that one of the girls ...

Catching up a bit, my trip to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Catching up a bit, my trip to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by lizrussosmells

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... able to write to all of you and say that I have had that moment. When I sat on top of Waynapicchu overlooking the Andes and Machu Picchu I felt an overwhelming sense of peace with myself and the world. When you're in a place like Machu Picchu all of those ...

Inka Trail & Machu Pichu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Inka Trail & Machu Pichu

A travel blog entry by easton-martin

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... big chunks on my own, which was in one way lovely to have the palce "to myslef" but in others a bit lonely. The last night before Machu Pichu it rained and rained some more but as we were up by 4 am it didnt matter too much that our tent was leaking. The ...

The Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by kmtour09

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... camp until 5.30pm just before sunset!!!!  We ached and were really tired but we both felt amazing that tomorrow morning we would reach Machu Picchu!!! We only had 6km to reach the Sun Gate, but we were still woken at 4am to start our walk, legs ...

Machu Picchu!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu!

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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Today is the day! We were up at 5:15 to catch our taxi to Poroy train station to board our Peru rail train to Machu Picchu. We got to the station at about 6am and were greeted by stunning views of the snow capped Andes. The train was a 3 and a half hour ...

High Altitude Snobbery, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

High Altitude Snobbery

A travel blog entry by walshy_88

... the final day, we hiked just 10km mainly downhill except for an uphill detour to some Incan ruins not far from Machu Picchu. At breakfast we farewelled our endlessly cheerful cooks and porters, who incredibly returned the way we had struggled ...

Sending the Pass, Soray, Peru travel blog

Sending the Pass

A travel blog entry by nathanialwest

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At 4,650 meters above sea level, Salkantay Pass is higher than all but the top 15 peaks of North America, and Salkantay peak itself surpasses that of Mount Denali.  We awoke at 3,800+ meter base camp with chilled bones to some nasty vegetable ...

Machu Picchu Pueblo, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu Pueblo

A travel blog entry by marcos1230

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... dla nas laskawa jak na te pore roku, gdyz nie mal caly czas swieci slonce, czasem tylko lekko po kropi. Miasteczko Machu Picchu Pueblo, do ktorego przywozi nas pociag, to istne turystyczne eldorado :). Wszedzie pelno restauracji, hosteli i stoisk ...

CUZCO, CUZCO, Peru travel blog

CUZCO

A travel blog entry by nealandjune

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... we were all actually in the same hotel. Went to bed fairly early to be ready for the 5am alarm . Macchu Pichu here we come!! MACHU PICCHU We left the hotel at 6.15am and by the time we had picked up an Australian couple on the edge of town we hit ...

Machu Picchu Ruinenstadt, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu Ruinenstadt

A travel blog entry by lazzarodario

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eifach nur schön sind am 4i am morga vum camp losganga und sind denn ans sunshinegate kloffa hättend sölla dr sunnaufgag über machu picchu beobachta as isch aber so näblich xsi - hännt nüt xse hmmm spöter hätts denn aber uftua aight super wetter ...

taking it easy, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

taking it easy

A travel blog entry by ivealis

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So after sleeping 3 hours for the past 3 days straight and waking up at ungodly hours, I also today awoke at the ungodly hour of 4 am to take a taxi to the Lima airport for my flight to Cuzco. My flight was about 45 minutes, spent talking to a teacher ...

Vergessene Stadt, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Vergessene Stadt

A travel blog entry by teresitaykusito

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Mitten in der Nacht um 4.15 Uhr liefen wir los Richtung Machu Picchu, damit wir rechtzeitig zum Sonnenaufgang auf dem Berg sind. Machu Picchu heisst alter Berg auf Quechua (die Sprache der Inkas). Der Weg bis zum Machu Picchu besteht aus über 2000 ...

The big day, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The big day

A travel blog entry by prbrown

... outstanding, we could see where we'd walked the day before. all around the base of Machu Piccu. Looking down onto Machu Picchu was breathtaking. A Spanish guy was pinned against a rock on the top practically shaking with fear. He asked Carlos to take ...

Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by linzstoker

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Hidden away amid the crests of the Andes Mountains, this site exudes magic and mystery. "Machu Picchu" means "old peak" in Quechua.  Ancient Peruvian cultures revered sacred mountains, considering them to be the dwelling places of powerful earth ...

Lares Trek to Machupicchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Lares Trek to Machupicchu

A travel blog entry by nicpam

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We survived the trek!  Here´s a rundown of what we did (and it was awesome)!!! Day 1 we left the hotel at Cusco after packing our bags (and yes, we did keep our duffles to the 7kg limit but stashed some stuff in our daypacks as well). A 6 ...

A victim of the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

A victim of the Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by rjsmith

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... cloud cleared and in the distance we could see the citadel. We then walked the remaining few km to reach the classic viewpoint of Machu Picchu. Our guide gave us a tour of the city ruins, including the Temple of the Sun and other key buildings. It was ...

Machu Picchu: Worth Every Step, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu: Worth Every Step

A travel blog entry by chimichenga

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... 30 sons of bitches on the hour hike up to the gate, thereby getting into the park with the first 50 people or so.  Machu Picchu was more spectacular than I imagined, and with perfect weather I was able to explore the entire site, and Wayna Picchu ...

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