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Machu Picchu Pilgrimage Dawn & Diane

I went on this adventure with my friend Diane. We are 55 years old and have known each other since university. This was a fabulous trip that I will never forget. I hope some day you'll be able to travel the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu also!

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Pisac ruins
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Dawn Ross
We enjoyed the morning sun at the Plaza de Armas, took a few final photos and then headed to the airport to catch our flight to Lima. In Lima we had arranged a tour with Monica Tours. They met us at …
Sacred Valley
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Dawn Ross
After a wonderful sleep and delicious breakfast we met Vidal at 7:00am in the lobby. He had already arranged the tickets to go back to Maccu Picchu and the hotel was to deliver our bags to the train …
Plaza de Armas
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Dawn Ross
We woke to a beautiful sunny morning. The glacier across the way is gorgeous. This is our last breakfast with the porters. They all are so friendly and happy and laughing all the time. We will miss …
Plaza de Armes
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Dawn Ross
Day 3 is a little easier with two shorter passes. We started the day again waking to hot tea and warm water brought to our tent and then an amazing breakfast. Another beautiful weather day. Todays …
Plaza de Armas
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Dawn Ross
Our porters came to our tent at 6am offering coca tea or coffee, and 10 minutes later brought a basin of warm water to wash up. This is what I call pampered camping! After a delicious breakfast and …
Experiencing the ins and outs of Peru
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Dawn Ross
The Big Day. After breakfast we take our van, with Vidal of course,and drive aout 45 min. to Kilometer 82. We met our 10 porters. Yes! 10 porters for the 4 of us and Vidal. The porters even carry a …
Cusco street
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Dawn Ross
We woke to a beautiful sunny day. After a simple breakfast we met our guide for today, Alberto and our driver George. Today is our Healthy Breakfast Program excursion. We are very excited about this. …
Hotel outdoor courtyard
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Dawn Ross
Today Peg & Chris were off on a White Water rafting adventure so Diane and I were alone with Vidal. Our driver took us to Chinchero first. It is a neet Inca town at 12,000' It has narrow cobbled …
view from hotel room
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Dawn Ross
After a good buffet breakfast we all met Vidal. We rented a van and driver today . We decided to drive out to the farthest point and work our way back. We drove out to Pisac. The scenery along the …
Cusco from plane
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Dawn Ross
We were up at 6am to a delicious buffet breakfast at the hotel. Our flight to Cusco departed at 10:10 am via TACA airlines. They served nice sandwich and danish. The view on the flight was …
Experiencing the ins and outs of Peru
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Dawn Ross
Today we started our big adventure. Diane and I are 55 years old with 3 grown children. We had read about hiking the Inca Trai to Machu Picchu and decided it was something we would like to do. We …

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