Cousin Adventures: Machu Picchu!

The majestic Incan ruins of Machu Picchu were the last and most impressive stop on our gringo trail itinerary!

We departed from Cusco via a bus/train combination operated by Peru Rail that takes you through a river valley to the town of Aguas Calientes.  1,022 more words


El tren del Urubamba.

Llegar a Cuzco después de recorrer el altiplano fue como sumergirse en un hontanar de aguas termales. La antigua capital Inca guardaba parte de su glorioso pasado aunque dejaba entrever el rencor cohibido de una cultura despojada. 458 more words


By train and bus up to Machu Picchu

Anxious to rejoin the group, I awoke early after a fitful sleep and was declared fit enough to go up Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. 1,666 more words


Buying Machu Picchu Tickets and Train Tickets

For a year now we have been buying people’s Machu Picchu tickets. It seems easiest if you have a from to fill out so we can do just that. 521 more words

Sam's Section: The Incan Path

Day 1 – Starting Out

Aware of the early rise, the pressure of needing to start well rested meant that I only managed about an hour’s sleep before a dazed, 4.30am, walk through the deserted Cusco streets to the meeting point: one of Cusco’s many plazas. 2,307 more words


The Train to Machu Picchu

Due to the nearly 8,000 foot altitude, ever-shifting earth, and popularity of Machu Picchu, getting to this Unesco World Heritage Site has its challenges.  Located deep in the Andes Mountains of southern Peru, your best bet for getting there is by train. 254 more words


A Most Amazing City

Aguas Calientes

Boarding the train to Machu Picchu

Enjoying the ride

Would it be overindulgent to go back for a third time? I asked Matt as we settled into the comfy train seats for our ride back to Cuzco. 367 more words