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Travel Blogs from Aguas Calientes
Missing hiking Waynapicchu. Going to tackle some mountains in Newfoundland next!
Our day started with an early breakfast & a 7am pick-up. We drove through rain showers to Ollayantaytambo, hoping the rain would hold off for our visit to Machu Picchu.
It's a 2 hour downhill train ride to Machu Picchu township on a single rail line along the river through steep gorges. Interesting to note the change in the vegetation …
Today we were to do the short Inca trail a one day hike from Chachabamba to Machu Picchu. We felt it was a good alternative to the four day trek as we didn't want to spend quite so much time hiking but still wanted to experience what it was like to walk to Machu Picchu. It is only 6 miles but you climb 2,600ft from the starting point so it wasn …
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More stops at markets such as Pisac market which is also a well known Inka city before going back to the hotel for our Inka trail briefing.
Juan was the man who looked the part. He told us the positives and the negatives (hard time) we would experience. What each day entailed and how to defeat it. Especially the toilet situation on the trail! We had a 5am start, so it was an early night.
The next morning we got up, ...
... As we continue to work our way through Machu Picchu, the massive terraces both within the main areas and on the sides of the mountains are just amazing. They also apparently moved all the dirt needed to flatten the inner terraces! Just incredible.
Some other key highlights walking through this amazing Incan city:
- Storage houses for agricultural supplies, even in this warmer area - and they work!
- A huge altar and temple - huge! With ...