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Cusco and Machu Picchu Trip

Our trip to Peru included Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. With our guide Ayul, we explored the city and ruins even with the rains and flooding. What a wonderful trip!

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little girl with her llamas
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JoAnn Bowes
We visited the Regional Museum to see the most recently discovered Inca silver, then sat in the park to chat. Ron and I then flew to Lima (after seeing Ayul with his new group in the hotel lobby). …
The Sacred Valley
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JoAnn Bowes
Six a.m. train to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise, but alas, it was raining again. The clouds, mist and fog gave the site an other-world feeling. We hiked to the Inca bridge and explored the …
Joann recovering from altitude sickness
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JoAnn Bowes
Cusco museums, market, ruins were on the agenda, then a van back to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Caliente. checked into the beautiful El Mapi hotel. Nancy, Ron and I went for beer and nachos …
Everlasting windows
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JoAnn Bowes
Trains to Machu Picchu were cancelled for the day due to the high water of the Urubamba river, so we all crammed into a taxi to go back to Cusco. More cusco sightseeing.
chatting with our guide Ayul
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JoAnn Bowes
A tour of the Sacred Valley on a misty day, then to Ollantaytambo. A walking tour of the village, visiting a typical home, and then the ruins.
Catholic church in Cusco
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JoAnn Bowes
We ( Nancy, Thornton, Ron and I) were met at the Cusco airport by our guide Ayul and preceeded on a city tour and lunch

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