When people talk about bucket list trips Machu Picchu is often on it, being one of the Seven Wonders of the World located in the Andes. Along with being a UNESCO World Heritage Site or in plainer words it is Magical.
It was Chris and Khrystyna’s Twin trip this time off to Machu Picchu. After numerous emails and calls back and fourth we obtained all the permits needed; six of us ready to visit this amazing historic location. Upon our flight landing in Lima we transferred to the hotel and were all ready for a traditional Pisco Sours; let me tell you they don’t taste as robust outside of Peru. After enjoying ceviche dinner over the water watching the sunset in Lima its off to Cusco.
Walking down slim cobble stone streets mesmerized in the architecture and views of majestic churches we are greeted by the Cusco dogs. Well behaved escorts around the town these clean pups enjoy the park as much as the visitors. Get out of your food comfort zone and try the Cuy and eat like a local; best eaten on Sunday. We had ours at a quite dinner in a fine resturant and enjoyed Llama as well. When you decide to visit be sure to get all the permits to visit all the religious buildings as well as Sacsayhuaman. Located on the northern outskirts of the capital of the Inca Empire. Our hiking shoes were so important as they kept us dry and sure footed through all the climbs.
Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley can be toured seeing views of what is left of the Inca fortress. The weather can be wet and our jackets were fantastic protection; we highly recommend a small one to put in a lite backpack. Sun Temple and the carvings will capture your heart before your off to catch the train. Aguas Calientes is the next location to enjoy the views of the Urubamba river and mountains. Khrystyna surprised the dancing lion mascot on the train when she back led him in a dance and the crowd loved the show. Upon arrival enjoying some wine and jenga on the cobble stone streets to end the night.
Awaking to a brisk morning we walked over to the bus station and took the next bus up to the Citadel, we got the Machu Picchu stamp for our passports when passing through the gates. Feeling the energy at this location as we walked from temple to garden to lookouts. Next up was the hike of a life time Huayna Picchu. This is just small pieces of the whole story and greatness of Machu Picchu. When you ready Peru Trip Advisors took great care of us and they will take great care of you too.