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Picture Perfect Peru

A traveler's journey along the path of the Incas, from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Although everyone prepares you for the physical aspect of the hike, no one prepares you for the visual treat that this Andean hike offers. The trail presents an ever changing landscape of misty mountain peaks, snowcapped glaciers, luminous glacial lakes, waterfalls and cloud forests, full of colorful orchids and delicate hummingbirds. The journey culminates at the lost city of Machu Picchu, nesting high on a mountain ridge.

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Cuy (guinea pigs) spotted in back of restaurant
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Lisa hagan
Our final day... It was hard to believe that we had only been gone a few days. It seemed we were gone for months. My mom and I return to Machu Picchu in the morning. We wandered around, losing …
Ok, they charged 2 soles, but the lamb was so cute!
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Lisa hagan
Teddy had asked us what time we wanted to leave for Machu Picchu. I guess we were the only group that didn’t want to arrive at Machu Picchu at sunrise. The porters woke us around 7. We left …
me and my mom, plaza de armas
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Lisa hagan
Once again, we woke with our porters, Jaime and Fortunada, “knocking” on our tent and offering steaming hot coffee/tea. Breakfast consisted of delicious cheese and veggie omelets and …
Cusco
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Lisa hagan
Just as your evening ends pretty early along the Inca trail, I quickly discovered your mornings begin even earlier. Our porters “knocked” on our tent around 6am. They had two coffee cups, …
Cusco- plaza de armas
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Lisa hagan
Day 1 of the hike finally arrived. It began pretty early. Not knowing what the next 4 days would be like, I took an extra long shower in the morning and ate a second helping of eggs at breakfast. I …
Welcome to Cusco!
Author
Lisa hagan
I suffer from wanderlust. Not just any type of wanderlust, but an acute form, otherwise known as “yuppie wanderlust.” What is yuppie wanderlust you may ask? Yuppie wanderlust is a desire …

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