I feel like words aren’t necessary as much for this post. I really enjoyed my trek up to Machu Picchu. The ruins themselves are surreal. I’m going to just let my pictures take you along on a journey.

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Let’s explore Machu Picchu

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After spending literally hours exploring Machu Picchu, we went back to Aguas Calientes, then got a train and bus back to Cusco.

Angela.

50 thoughts on “Peru Adventures – Machu Picchu

  1. hey guys, so happy to find this article! well done! we’re actually planning a 4 months trip to south america next year..a lot to read beforehand:)) have any advice, things that you should have done better? šŸ™‚ Cheers!

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    1. Wow four months! That sounds like it’ll be an amazing trip. For advice, I would say definitely do a lot of research and read up before you go. A lot of South American countries (Peru, included) want you to have certain visas and immunisations, etc. Also if you want to do tours or stay in hostels, TripAdvisor is the best place to look. If you are going to Peru definitely do a hike up to Machu Picchu, and visit the Amazon Rainforest, they were the highlights! The only things I wish we did different was make it a longer trip, and to have learnt more Spanish before we go! We did a lot, but we just wanted to keep doing more. We had to get back home though, cause my friend and I had to go back to university. We also took beginner Spanish lessons before we left for around a month. But it’s so much more faster when you’re speaking with locals. Also, our kiwi accents apparently made our Spanish even harder to understand. Funny that XD
      I hope you guys have a fantastic trip!

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  2. How beautiful ?. That’s definitely on my list of places to travel to and see. were you on vacation to Peru?

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    1. It’s incredible!! There’s lots of ways to get to it. The trek is a popular option, it takes 5-6 days depending on how you want to do it. You start off in Cusco which is the closest big town to it. Although there is Aguas Calientes which is a smaller town, that’s the closest you can get. Then it’s a bus ride up šŸ˜€ You could also take a train ride there instead from Cusco I believe. The ruins themselves are pretty remote, it’s literally hidden up in the mountains!! šŸ˜€

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    1. It’s definitely amazing! It’s also so full of history! Our guide told us so much, and it’s amazing to think an ancient civilization lived here for so long, then it was left untouched for centuries!! šŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks Em! I was considering doing some writing in between the pictures, but it seemed to disrupt the flow.
      I’m so happy I was able to do this trek! It was definitely an incredible experience!

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  3. I loved reading about your hike to the ruins. Idk if I could ever do something THAT challenging even though I love to walk and hike lol. But the view was totally worth it I bet. I’ve seen plenty of photos and videos of the ruins and they look amazing. And the fog makes the ruins look even more majestic!

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    1. I was surprised i did it. I think I was just in the right area of fitness to get through it. The only tough part is the second day where you’re climbing a mountain for three hours. The next day my legs were jelly ? But then it’s all mostly flat, so it became an enjoyable walk.
      Seeing Machu Picchu was definitely worth it though šŸ˜€

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  4. I haven’t even been to Machu Picchu but after reading this, I feel like it would just such a beautiful rewarding experience. Those are some amazing photos you were able to capture- that very first photo is just breathtaking!!

    xo, JJ

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    1. That’s awesome to hear! ?
      It’s insane up there. It’s literally a civilideation hidden in the mountains. So surreal. Also, after that trek, it really felt like we’d earned our visit up there ??

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