Travel Blogs from Machu Picchu, Peru

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A Pilgrimage to the Sacred Valley of Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

A Pilgrimage to the Sacred Valley of Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by davidayotte

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... .  Finally, my #1 life goal destination is under my feet and in the distance.  Unimaginable, unbelievable.  Machu Picchu is larger than expected and the scenery is incomprehensible.  The incans either planned the position of these ...

Five days to get there, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Five days to get there

A travel blog entry by cannonballs

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... whose 3-inch wide stone waterway pointed exactly across the valley to the next mountain onto the Temple of the Sun at Machu Picchu. Really amazing. Winding further down this mountain through the forest we eventually arrived at the river, ripped off our ...

Inca Trail, Cusco, Peru, Inca Trail, Cusco, Peru, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail, Cusco, Peru

A travel blog entry by cat3

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... That night it started to rain at around 3 in the morning, and by the time we got up for our final ascent into Machu Picchu it was a thunderstorm.  Pretty treacherous in the dark with a 500m drop on one side.  We arrived at the sun ...

Inka Jungle Trek - Day's 3&4 - Zips and Da Place!!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Inka Jungle Trek - Day's 3&4 - Zips and Da Place!!

A travel blog entry by pavandsim

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... told it was race to the top to be one of the first 400 so you can get your ticket for Waynipichu (the higher mountain behind Machu Pichu in all the photos). But we all realised that there was only about 100 people willing to walk up so the race aspect ...

Machu Picchu is amazing., Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu is amazing.

A travel blog entry by ivealis

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The only time its worth waking up at 4:30am for something so ...

Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes

A travel blog entry by tribalbutterfly

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We woke up early to stand outside in wait for the taxi which was an hour late!!! Elias was an amazing trooper, he waited patiently without any complaints. Once the driver arrived we were so relieved especially from the cold. It turned out that the girl ...

The Lost City of something or other, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Lost City of something or other

A travel blog entry by james511

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... but were still fairly impressive. The trouble with ruins is that they are inherently ruined. As well preserved and expansive as Machu Picchu is, they aren´t especially different to many of the others I had visited. Except for their location. They would ...

Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by damienguerra

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Well i did it. I woke up at 4 am, it was pouring like crazy, and hiked my bum all the way up to Machu Picchu.....well about half way. Then I ran into this man from La Pampa, Argentina. He was in his 60´s. I was very impressed with the man. He had ...

One of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

One of the New 7 Wonders of the World

A travel blog entry by rosey

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... it. This morning was sunny and clear and we could see the snow capped mountains in the distance. There really is a special feeling about Machu Picchu which can not be captured in the photos. We explored on our own for a few hours then met up with our ...

Beautiful Machu Picchu.....but what a tough hike!!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Beautiful Machu Picchu.....but what a tough hike!!

A travel blog entry by americantale

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So Matt and l were off to take on the world famous Inca Trail, to South America's premier historic site, Machu Picchu! After a briefing the night before in Cusco, we were picked up from our hotel at 530am and boarded a bus with around 12 others...Aussies, ...

Day 5 - Machu Picchu at last!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Day 5 - Machu Picchu at last!

A travel blog entry by jess2010

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... We had brought our passports with us as just left of the entrance there is an office where you can stamp your passport with a Machu Picchu stamp (yay). We were both hoping that after walking 63km that our expectations of Machu Picchu were not to high and ...

Machu Picchu!!!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu!!!

A travel blog entry by steveandjenna

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Machu Picchu is an absolute highlight of our trip, it was an amazing day from start to finish - but certainly not without adventure! Machu Picchu are the worlds most famous Inca Ruins and is one of the new seven wonders of the world.  The site itself ...

South America, Machu Picchu/Arequipa, Peru travel blog

South America

A travel blog entry by barbarakerry

... Kerrys birthday visiting the sacred valley sites. Last stop Ollantaytambo where we were to connect with the train to Machu Picchu. Eating out in Peru means predominately eating pizza or pasta, although I have tried Alpaca. We found a village pizzaria ...

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

The Lost City of the Incas

A travel blog entry by travellingross

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... I could, but it sucks that I felt like this on this occasion. From our accommodation we trained 1.5 hrs to the town below Machu Picchu, eventually arriving about 11am. The town itself is not much, but the main point for all tourists to catch buses up to ...

familienbande, Santa Teresa, Peru travel blog

familienbande

A travel blog entry by joe_und_basti

wir stehen - wie immer - frueh auf. nachdem wir unser fruehstueck beim rucksackpackn verbummeln, muessen wir uns ein bisschen beeilen, um unseren bus zu bekommen. und schon an der bushaltestelle treffen wir drei deutsche: anna, maike (sorry maike, ich ...

Day 1 Lares Trek-Out of breath-literally, Cuncani, Peru travel blog

Day 1 Lares Trek-Out of breath-literally

A travel blog entry by ivealis

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*****Day 1: here´s the lowdown: An early morning start (6am) allows us the best possible views of our incredible mountainous surroundings, dotted with rural villages throughout. The Sacred Valley was the heart of the Inca civilization from the 14th to ...

Magnificent Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Magnificent Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by darrylandnicola

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... Machu Picchu and why it stayed a secret for so long (Take a look here for an overview: http://www.sacredsites.com/americas/peru/machu_picchu.html). As the sun started to get brighter, the fog and clouds began to disperse, we finally started to see this ...

A must See., Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

A must See.

A travel blog entry by paraguayeric

Go here and enjoy. Pachamama ...

We don't want to go, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

We don't want to go

A travel blog entry by havan11

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Mike here - I don't want to leave, today is a beautiful sunny day. Yesterday was quite the different story. I watched Mich yesterday, her foot was shaking with every step and the weather was not cooperating. We were walking on the way to the sun gate, ...

Sea-lions and sandboarding!, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Sea-lions and sandboarding!

A travel blog entry by guyandvicki

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... early and sitting on buses. The day after we wrote the last entry we did an 8 hour bus ride over the border into Piura in Peru but couldn´t get any buses to take us to Trujillo so only made it another 3 hours down the road to Chiclayo, where we ...

Andiner Dschungel, 3.Tag!, Santa Teresa, Peru travel blog

Andiner Dschungel, 3.Tag!

A travel blog entry by tobikaroperu

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Gutes Wetter, hurra! Wanderung durch Tropenlandschaft, vorbei an Passionsfrucht und Avocadobäumen; gute Gespräche mit Evi und Hans.. Wir kletterten über eine wackelige Holzbrücke über reißendem Strom... Mittagessen in Irgendwo Pampa.. (das Wort ...

The Inca City in the Clouds, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

The Inca City in the Clouds

A travel blog entry by blatherwick

... a tour to the Sacred Valley which included the Inca cities of Ollaytamtambo and Pisac.  Although, these were clearly outshined by Machu Picchu, they were interesting in their own rights.  In fact, Ollaytamtambo was where the Inca actually were ...

Magnificent Machu Picchu!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Magnificent Machu Picchu!

A travel blog entry by dianeontheroad

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I hardly slept as I was so excited about visiting Machu Picchu, and in any case I got up at 4.30am anyway so it didn't leave much time to rest. Buses transport the many hundreds of tourists (up to 2,500 per day) up the zig-zag hill to the MP ...

Hiking the Inka Trail and Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Hiking the Inka Trail and Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by colleensouness

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... , gaurdhouses, temples, sundials, parks etc. ... and HEAPS of steps!  Was just beautiful.  So that was Machu Picchu. The only pre-planned activity of our whole time in south america. And wholly worth ...

Finally made it!!, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Finally made it!!

A travel blog entry by teamjamesnshell

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... place up here also. I don’t know how the Inca’s climbed up here and built what they did. The view of Machu Picchu is a complete different shape from this angle and it doesn’t really look like it’s that far away in the photos ...

Le Camino Inca et Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Le Camino Inca et Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by imuppet

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Après une nuit froide et humide au charmant village d´Ollantaytambo où nous avons rencontrer une autre équipe de Karavaniers, nous sommes prêts pour le Chemin de ...

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

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by alisyn.oudman

... they cooked.  Day 4: Today we woke up at 4am so that was we could get to the sun gate early and then to Machu Picchu.  Everyone walked quickly that morning. I dont know if we were really excited or what.  We arrived at the sun ...

Machu Picchu and the Strike..., Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu and the Strike...

A travel blog entry by runningboy

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... he said there would be a two day transportation strike all around Cuzco.  Which means, of course, the trains aren´t running to Machu Picchu today.  And other than taking the train, there is only one way to get to Machu Picchu:  by foot, ...

Phenomenal and a quarter has passed, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Phenomenal and a quarter has passed

A travel blog entry by riege

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I don't believe it but a quarter of my trip has passed. And what marker, exactly visiting Machu Picchu. We took the early bus just after 6am and it took half an hour up the mountain. Unfortunately, I was suffering for the first few hours of the day from ...

CAMINO  INKA, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

CAMINO INKA

A travel blog entry by lallie

... it....on day 1, we left the comfort of Ollaytantambo and drove to the start where we issued our passports and got a Macchu Picchu stamp which I appreciated. To get to the starting point you have to cross a rickety looking bridge which is over the Sacred ...

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