Mystical Machu Picchu
Trip Start Aug 23, 2008
19Trip End Sep 28, 2008
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Driving thru the valley again was no hardship that's for sure as in the early morning light it was even more beautiful and the huge mountains which were now purple in colour looked totally different coming from the opposite direction... yep top drive.
The 6 of us had lunch plus 2 more Aussies, Neil and Emma from Sydney who had tredded the Lares with the others. 2pm and we were off on the Vistdome train to Agnus Cliente which is the small town at the foot of Macchu Pichu - and a 20 minute bus ride up the mountain which we would take tomorrow morning.
A bit of a wander around Agnes Clientes when we arrived that arvo as its not much of a town - thriving due to its local but pretty rough around the edges.
Then we all met for dinner before an early night.... tommorow morning wakeup call 4.20am yep 4.20am! This was to get us on to the first bus up to Machuu Pichue in time for not only sunrise but also to beat the crowds.
Perfect weather for photos and next to no people yet... great.
Everytime you take a few steps the perspective changes and so its more must have photos...heee.. should just surrender though as you cant catch these sort of fantasy places on camera.
At 7.30 we met with a young guide who walked us thru the site. He was great- interesting but not to dry and real entertaining so the 2 hours just fled.
We wee all meting back at the hostel at 12 for lunch before the train and bus back to Cusco which was plenty of time to enjoy whatever.