Machu Picchu

Machupicchu

Our visit to Machu Picchu was amazing, even better than we had expected.  After spending the night in Aguas Calientes we were up bright and early to catch the first 5:30am bus up the mountainside to the site – and already we weren’t alone.  After waiting in line to enter the site and again at the base of Waynapicchu we were ready to start exploring.  The highlight of our visit was climbing Waynapicchu, the tallest peak overlooking the ruins.  We made it to the top in just over an hour and the views were amazing. 

machu picchuWe were fortunate to have arrived at the ruins early in the morning.  Only 400 people are permitted to climb Waynapicchu each day and most people who arrive via one of the treks or by same-day train arrive too late in the day to sign up.  The climb alone is enough to make it worth spending a night in Aguas Calientes and waking up before sunrise. 

Best of all we loved everything about our visit to Machu Picchu.

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1 Response to “Machu Picchu”


  1. 1 antipelican September 27, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Hey, stumbled upon your blog and found it interesting. 🙂 Machu Picchu is awesome, isn’t it? It’s such a weird feeling to stand and look at a scene that you’ve seen hundreds of photographs of.

    Have fun and stay safe on your travels!


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