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Our tour started on Thursday morning, where we were picked up from San Blas Square and driven to a bigger bus. This bus was to take us through the Sacred Valley and drop us at Ollantaytambo.
Our first stop was a small market just outside of Cusco, that sold all the same things we had been looking at for the last few days. Jumpers, ponchos …
... and on the road at 6.20 am. We walked to the Urubamba railway station where we boarded a train to Machu Picchu (about 2.5 hours). The train had a domed roof so that you can see the mountains as you ride along. Got off the train and took a shuttle bus up into the mountains - twenty five minutes of a very windy road as we climbed up and up and up. There was a sheer drop of hundreds of metres if you had ...
... were greeted by our all porters who had gone ahead of us and set up our tents, had our duffels out ready for us and were setting up the dining tent ready for an afternoon tea snack of hot chocolate and popcorn. Enough can’t be said about the amazing porters and cooks we had on our trail, we were treated like royalty! It’s amazing the things they carry up just to make sure we have the most enjoyable experience: stools, tables etc... The first night we were ...
... packs and had it delivered to our hotel to save us lugging unnecessary things up the mountain, whilst we teamed up with the small group we would be touring the ancient ruins with. Aguas Calientes is built on the side of a hill straddling a little river and is made of up the typical Peruvian markets, hotels, eating places and ramshackle (by our standards) houses, roads and shops. Tourism in this city is the main source of income and employment ...
... wear hats which if they are married they turn over and wear upside down! We learnt about the differences between alpacas and llamas - llamas have longer necks and are less fluffy! They had quite a lot of them at the first place we visted and they are cute!We then went to the first Inca site which was amazing and we had to walk up to the top, which David said was good practice for tomorrow and getting use to the altitude. We then had a Pervian lunch which ...
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