Machu Picchu

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Waiting for the bus to go up to Machu Picchu (Waynapicchu)

Wake up at 4.00 am to line up to catch one of the first busses bringing you from Agua Calientes to Machu Picchu. The busses have to ‘zig-zag’ about 20 minutes up mountain. We were among the first to enter the national park.

Climbing (oef!) the last part of the Inca trail we reached the point where many photos are taken…… at 6.00 am…… clear weather we had a absolutely beautiful view on Machu Picchu. We were impressed, considering that many people from all over the world travel to Peru for this great Unesco site and World Wonder…… I can tell you it was the highlight of the journey!!

 

We had a guided tour for about 2 hours. The guide had a good story, informed us about the history and all the main places of intrest, and succeeded in keeping all of us involved. Good job! After the tour part of our group were climbing Huayna Picchu, brave guys (and girls!)!!

I looked for a strategic spot to sit town and admired the view and loved the atmosphere. It was kind of unreal to be there and see this world famous place.

 

Around 2.00 pm we took a bus down to the village, had to walk back to our hotel (up-hill again) to get our backpacks. Had a nice meal and walked to the railway station to catch the train to Cusco. The train took about 3,5 hours.

Back at the hotel the suitcases and the showers were waiting! A long but special day.

Vlindeke says:
Jamal, it's a very special place!
Posted on: Aug 31, 2010
Jamal1280 says:
I really hope to get here one day!
Posted on: Aug 31, 2010
Vlindeke says:
Ja, ook in de Colca Canyon (de ontelbare terrassen) was dat fantastisch om te zien!
Posted on: Oct 26, 2009
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Waiting for the bus to go up to Ma…
Waiting for the bus to go up to M…
Waiting to enter National Park Mac…
Waiting to enter National Park Ma…
First view and picture of Machu Pi…
First view and picture of Machu P…
Guardhouse
Guardhouse
Peru mates :-)
Peru mates :-)
More people arriving
More people arriving
Main gate
Main gate
Our guide
Our guide
Sun temple
Sun temple
Sun temple
Sun temple
Agricultural terraces
Agricultural terraces
Main Square
Main Square
The Three windows temple
The Three windows temple
Intihuatana (the solar calendar)
Intihuatana (the solar calendar)
Ceremonial rock
Ceremonial rock
Temple of the Condor
Temple of the Condor
Fountains
Fountains
Tower
Tower
Zig-zagroad to get to the Nation…
'Zig-zag'road to get to the Natio…
Train back to Cusco
Train back to Cusco
Cusco
photo by: Vlindeke