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Manco Majesty

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The little van that could!
Author
Kassandra Miller
All of our flight plans have been changed, but everything works out in the end (seems like that's always the case). Ashley and I take different flights from San Francisco to Seattle, but we arrive …
These tracks lead to Machu Picchu
Author
Kassandra Miller
Ashley and I don't have to leave Puno until the afternoon, so we spend the morning catching up on our sleep. We have a red eye flight home and I hate to fly, so I assume that I won't sleep at all. …
Beautiful snow capped peaks!
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Kassandra Miller
We have breakfast with our host family on Amantani and meet the group back at the dock to depart the island. We spend several hours motoring back to Puno and have the afternoon free to ourselves. I …
Urubama River and the Sacred Valley
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Kassandra Miller
We wake up to blue sky again and take a short hike to the other side of the island, where there is a museum. Inside the museum ... mummies! Yes, mummies. While building the dock on Ticonata …
Our rafting guide
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Kassandra Miller
We're up early to meet our new guide, Alfredo. We travel by rickshaw from our hotel to the docks. What a great way to go! We board our very own boat and motor out to the Uros Islands. The …
Robin and I ready to raft the Urubamba River
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Kassandra Miller
We catch an early bus to Puno this morning. Ashley and I barely have enough time to grab some pastries at the hotel as we were betting on the transfer driver being late. Instead, he shows up early! …
Little boy in Cusco Plaza del Armas
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Kassandra Miller
We meet Vidal and the group early to beat the crowds at the ruins. Some of our group have already gone up to hike Huayna Picchu. They had to get up at 3:30 AM to grab one of the limited number of …
Woman and her cows - outside Cusco
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Kassandra Miller
Normally, the Manco Multisport trip has an extra day of hiking today, but we were all tired and just wanted to get to Aguas Calientes. Vidal suggested that we skip the hiking trip to Patallacta and …
Exploring Sasayhuaman
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Kassandra Miller
We drove to Santa Maria and began our hike on a trail that the Incas had used to travel between the Amazon and Cusco. The trail followed one of the steepest hillsides I have ever seen. I couldn't …
Vidal, wonder-guide!
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Kassandra Miller
Early in the morning, we load into the van and drive to Malaga Pass. We started our ride a few miles below the pass. The road is newly constructed and hasn't even been opened yet, so we have it to …
Plaza in Lima
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Kassandra Miller
We woke early again today to head to the Sacred Valley for whitewater rafting! The Urubamba River is the river that flows from Cusco through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. It eventually joins …
Plaza del Armas - Lima
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Kassandra Miller
Ashley and I awake at 6:45 AM for our flight to Cusco. I can't believe how packed the Lima airport is. Good thing we got there early! Fortunately, LAN Airlines impresses once again, and we move …
Plaza del Armas - Lima
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Kassandra Miller
We actually get to sleep in late today and enjoy the early morning at the hotel. We were surprised by the breakfast: the omelet bar is fantastic. There was more variety than your typical …
Ashley looks over the Lima airport from our hotel room
Author
Kassandra Miller
I am traveling to Peru with fellow Adventure Lifer, Ashley Bailey. We start our trip with our flight to San Francisco being delayed by an hour and a half. That's an hour and half more that we could …

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