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Adventures in Peru: Lake Titicaca, Inca Trail and more

I finally arrived in Lima, Peru, by 11:30 pm. I was doing a slightly modified version of our Incas and Rainforest trip, and was extremely excited to finally arrive in the country and begin my Peru travel.

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The ruins of Machu Picchu
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DarAnne Dunning
Our last day of the trip - I felt so sad! Corbin and I flew back to Lima this morning, and took a taxi to the house of Milagros Polo - Adventure Life Peruvian coordinator extraordinaire! After …
Morning in the Sacred Valley
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DarAnne Dunning
Today was the day we would finally arrive at Machu Picchu. We got up really early and started hiking so that we could be at the Intipata, or Sun Gate, for "sunrise". Everyone was all geared …
Mysterious haze over Machu Picchu
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DarAnne Dunning
Today was the third day of the hike and involved 2 more passes, but after yesterday, they felt like nothing. You start off climbing straight up to the top of the next pass to the ruins of Runkuraqay. …
Morning in the Sacred Valley
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DarAnne Dunning
This was the day I was a little worried about on the hike. I had been so busy at work before I left that I hadn't really had time to prepare, and everyone warned me that this was the killer day. It's …
Morning in the Sacred Valley
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DarAnne Dunning
This morning we left Ollantaytambo via bus to the famous Km 82 where we started our journey on El Camino Inca - the Inca Trail. Day 1 is an easy day of the hike. It was described as the …
Hiking around
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DarAnne Dunning
Today was our day in the Sacred Valley, which we spent with guide Wilbur. The drive is just astonishingly beautiful - vividly green, jagged mountains rising far above us, and ancient terraces still …
Peru
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DarAnne Dunning
This morning we met with Boris, a prospective new guide for Adventure Life. Boris is young and very tall for a Peruvian, but we quickly learned how much he knew about the history and culture. We …
Morning in the Sacred Valley
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DarAnne Dunning
We got up very early this morning and spent some peaceful reflection time drinking coca tea on the benches overlooking the lake. I really had pretty low expectations for the amount of wildlife that I …
Morning in the Sacred Valley
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DarAnne Dunning
This morning Klaus, assistant-guide-in-training Ronald, Corbin and I took off in a canoe together. We saw a caiman, a relative of the crocodile, along the banks, and an abundance of bird life. We …
The ruins of Machu Picchu
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DarAnne Dunning
Early this morning I flew out from Cusco very early to the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado. My friend Corbin met me on the flight and we set off together to Sandoval Lake Lodge in the Tambopata …
I spy..
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DarAnne Dunning
Today is the long bus trip to Cusco. The buses are quite nice - nicer than anything I have been on in the US, and come with a guide who gave us brief explanations of the various sites that we stopped …
Peru
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DarAnne Dunning
This morning after breakfast (more potatoes!), we bade a sad farewell to our hosts. I had really enjoyed my time with Velma, and I think she also enjoyed hosting a young woman. We continued on our …
Enjoying the view
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DarAnne Dunning
Manuel met me at the hotel early this morning and we took a local limousine - a man-powered tricycle cart - down to the dock. There were lots of stands set up selling goods, so you could buy things …
Parrots on the railing
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DarAnne Dunning
This morning I was able to have a bit of a sleep-in and a nice breakfast at the hotel, before Boris met me again to take me to the airport for my flight to Juliaca. My destination was Lake Titicaca, …
Morning in the Sacred Valley
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DarAnne Dunning
Flying anywhere from Montana is always a treat - I left my house at 4:30 am and flying from Missoula-Salt Lake-Atlanta-Lima, I finally arrived in Lima, Peru, by 11:30 pm. I was doing a slightly …

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