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Llama Llama Ding Dong!

My husband and I took the Cachiccata Trek and it was amazing! We loved everything about this trip: Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, the 3-day trek and Machu Picchu. We fell in love with the mountains, the people and yes, even the llamas!

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Children of Pisac
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DeAnn Phillips
After a morning shopping spree in Cusco, Bruno reunited me with my sweater, which I had left in the van the previous day. Then we were headed back to Lima. But not before meeting the wild women …
Pisac Market - the place to be if you need colors for dye
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DeAnn Phillips
We decided we were done hiking and had seen what we wanted to of Machu Picchu, so we headed back to Ollantaytambo on the 10:30AM train. Bruno picked us up and we headed back to Cusco. It seemed …
Incan Ruins at Pisac
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DeAnn Phillips
We were sad to say goodbye to the porters. They were so kind and thoughtful and such hard-working people. They all seemed so happy all the time even though they were working so hard. I wanted to …
Incan Terraces...can you feel the energy?
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DeAnn Phillips
We had put on all our layers Tuesday night because it was so cold. We managed to sleep well and kept fairly warm. Until we walked outside. Everything was covered in frost. It was 25 degrees F in …
Hiking the Pisac Ruins
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DeAnn Phillips
A cheerful Guillermo and Freddie woke us up with hot tea and hot water at 6:15AM. Then breakfast, a bit of llama wrangling and up the mountain! The trek was 5 hours today, but mostly uphill. We …
Cathedral in Cusco at dusk
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DeAnn Phillips
We started the day with a hike of the ruins at Ollantaytambo. Then, Bruno picked us up in the trusty van and we were off to the trek starting point. We picked up Miguel, the cook, and Pio, one of …
The White Christ
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DeAnn Phillips
We left the big city and half of our luggage behind and headed to Ollantaytambo. We stopped at the Pisac Ruins and had an hour or so hike. The ruins were great, but it was pretty crowded and hot. …
Have you hugged an alpaca today?
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DeAnn Phillips
It was all going so well. And then altitude sickness struck in the wee hours of the night. It wasn’t pretty and, it lasted most of the day. Simon had a headache, but I had additional …
One of the largest stones at the fortress at Sacsayhuaman.
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DeAnn Phillips
We started the day with breakfast at the hotel and then we were back in the car with Boris and off to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Because Boris is such an avid surfer, he took us by way of …
The 12 corner stone in Cusco
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DeAnn Phillips
Our flight left Detroit on time at 11:47 AM. We had a layover in Houston, where we ate giant soft pretzels and pizza – dinner of champions. And, of course, a visit to any airport would not be …

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