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My Peruvian Adventure

We toured around Peru from Cusco to Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca and saw the rich culture and natural beauty of the country and its people. Our Manco Multisport Peru tour included rafting, hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, and a homestay on Lake Titicaca.

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Ollantaytambo ruins with our guide Vidal
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Chris Stanford
After a morning strolling around Puno watching all the people in the street, its time to begin the long trip home. It takes almost 30 hours from the time I leave Puno until I get back to my house …
Bridge on the Urubamba River
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Chris Stanford
After breakfast with our host family, we met up the rest of the group and re-board the boat for the trip back to Puno. The ride back to Puno is my last chance to enjoy the beauty of Titicaca. I am …
Rafting the Urubamba River
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Chris Stanford
In the morning, I took a hike around the island before breakfast. We visited the island's small museum to see the pre-Incan mummies that had recently been found on the island and then boarded small …
This is how a real man drinks a nina bonita
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Chris Stanford
A very busy day: we start off with a bike taxi ride down to the docks to our boat, then we visit the floating Uros Islands, followed by some kayaking on the lake. The lake is beautiful, of course, …
Hiking to the ruins
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Chris Stanford
I'd been kind of dreading the next leg of the trip – an all day bus ride from Cuzco to Puno. But it turned out to be a wonderful day. The bus was nice and it made several stops to see visit …
Beautifully framed doorway
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Chris Stanford
We head up to Machu Picchu early in the morning to beat the crowds. Machu Picchu is one of those special and mysterious places that is difficult to describe – I certainly can't do it justice …
View from above Sacsayhuaman
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Chris Stanford
Change of plans. Vidal asks the group if, instead of the planned hike, we would like to go straight to Aguas Calientes and have an extra afternoon to explore Machu Picchu. Being flexible and …
Mellody on the rock slide at Sacsayhuaman
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Chris Stanford
After a night camping out, we were treated to breakfast al fresca complete with a birthday cake in honor of one our fellow travelers. Then it was off to the jumping off point for a hike on one of …
Off the rock slides at Sacsayhuaman
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Chris Stanford
We meet up with our mountain biking crew in the Ollantaytambo's main square and then begin the drive up to Malaga Pass. The views of Victoria and Wakaywillca Peak along the way were incredible. We …
The Jesus statue overlooking Cusco
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Chris Stanford
We are driven out of Cusco toward the Sacred Valley for a morning of whitewater rafting on the Urubamba River. The river was not running as fast as I had expected it would be, but we still some …
Sacsayhuaman ruins outside Cusco
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Chris Stanford
Andrew and I are on an early flight on LAN to Cusco. We are picked up at the airport in Cusco and whisked to our hotel. We soon meet our guide Vidal who takes us to the Plaza Del Armas where we …
Cathedral in Cusco
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Chris Stanford
I fly from Richmond, Virginia to Lima via Newark. The flight from Newark to Lima is long but it arrives on time at 10:30 pm local time. Fortunately, my hotel which is just across the street from …

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