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Asaf When I think of Machu Picchu, my ideal experience is watching the sun rise over the mountains. Sunrises are quite early so you figure that you need to make it up to the ruins before dawn, which is why I wanted to avoid an organized trip out there. When you sign up for a tour you have to arrange your whole schedule on their timetable then face …
It's something we never thought we'd see. It's up there with the Great Wall and the Pyramids, but really, we think it's the most unbelievable of all.
It's built on the top and down the straight sides of a mountain by people with no tools, no iron, and no horses but with tremendous talent for planning and ingenuity.
Hype aside, …
We woke at 4am, before the chickens! We checked out at 4:30am from our hotel and stumbled our way in darkness to the bus station down the street. We arrived to find we were already 12th in line! I wanted to make sure we were on the first bus so we would be able to get the tickets needed to climb Wayanapicchu. They limit the number of people on the …
Around 2:00PM, we started to head back to Aguas Calientes which turned out to be a good choice because it gets cloudy in the afternoon, then it starts to rain. We walked around the city to take some shots and just enjoyed a coffee while waiting for our 'Backpacker' train (5:03PM) as they officially call it.
Ok, On Monday we got on our train and headed to the town of Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs) which is where you stay to get to Machu Picchu. After a pleasant 4 hour ride where we mingled with 2 other Americans...we got into town and found our hotel. Another cute little place right next to the river. We again went on a quest for chicken tamales for …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWiracocha Inn Aguas Calientes
The room is beautiful, it's a corner room on the 2nd floor with a beautiful view of the roaring river out two extra large windows.
Breakfast is the usual--bread, butter, jam, fresh juice, eggs, coffee, tea, banana.
The owner is so nice, he just couldn't be nicer.
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