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Cachiccata Trek and Machu Picchu

Peter and Peggy's Cachiccata trek and Machu Picchu.

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Sacsayhuaman ruins
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Peter Smets
On the way back to Cusco we stopped at a weavers co-op where local women are preserving the art of producing hand woven fabric made from llama and alpaca. Its all spun by hand and dyed using all …
Sexywoman
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Peter Smets
Up early and got picked up for our trip by train to Aguas Calientes and Mach Picchu. Checked in to the Mapi hotel. Wow! what a room. Off to the famous site where we spent the next 6 hours in awe at …
Tambomachay
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Peter Smets
Up at 6:00, more tea and another fabulous breakfast. The porters are unbelievable. We leave before they do and then later they would pass us on the trail and have everything set up again when we get …
Tambomachay (The Bath of the Inca)
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Peter Smets
Up at 5:45am and the guys brought us some nice hot tea and then on to breakfast. Another beautiful day. At around 7:00am Victor arrived out of nowhere and played and his harp and sang some …
Hiking around the Sacred Valley
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Peter Smets
Up early. It was mothers day so Peggy got the royal treatment with a rose and confetti from Edwin. It was so exciting when we finally started to hike. We are in our glory. Passed through Socma …
Pukapukara
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Peter Smets
We never realized that there were so many Inca ruins or that their empire was so large. It made us sad to realize how much of their culture and history is lost forever. Saw Pucapucara, Tambomachay, …
Plaza De Armas
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Peter Smets
Overnight was a blur as we arrived in Lima at 12:30 am. Slept some in the airport but mostly not. Our connecting flight arrived in Cusco at 6:45am and we were met by Willie, our driver and Edwin, our …
Plaza De Armas
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Peter Smets
The start of a journey we had postponed from last year. We had decided to hike the Cachicata trail as it is less traveled and more remote and it turned out to be the most fabulous hike we've been on.

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