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Exploring Peru

In 2011 my husband and I had two weeks to explore all through Peru! We participated in a multi-sport trip with hiking, biking, rafting, and horseback riding. We ended with a spectacular cruise on the Amazon River!

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Map of Amazon
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Mindy Teini
Today we have a full day of flights to get us back to Montana. Ryan and I are on separate flights, so we said good bye at the airport. I will be happy to see my own bed again, and can't wait to …
Ryan and Mindy on the ship
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Mindy Teini
Today we head back to Napo to disembark the ship! It was sad to leave all the crew and our new friends. The Amazon was such an amazing experience, my favorite in Peru I think! As we started on our 2 …
baby sloth... oh so soft
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Mindy Teini
There was a little boy walking around with a sloth hanging from his shirt. They told us that the mother had died, so they brought the baby in as a pet. I could hardly stand how cute he was, so I …
The Delfin II cruises the Upper Amazon in style
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Mindy Teini
At one village we were able to hand out additional school supplies, and play a friendly game of soccer against their women’s team (they crushed up). We talked to a few friendly locals about how …
in the skiff on the Amazon
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Mindy Teini
Onward to the Peruvian Amazon! After a day of flying we arrived in Iquitos to embark on our Amazon River Cruise. Ryan and I were greeted with a warm welcome and a bottle of champagne to celebrate our …
Fish face with an Alpaca hat
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Mindy Teini
Today is our last day in Cusco. We wandered down to a market near the hotel and started walking through all the stalls. Then we saw it: this small (ie. packable) painting of 4 travelers hiking. It …
Nice view of Huayna Picchu
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Mindy Teini
Last night we stayed at the incredible Machu Picchu Hotel. Our room was upgraded to the Inkaterra Suite, an amazing room with a well-appointed king bed, 2 sitting areas, a private heated plunge pool, …
Day 1 at Machu Picchu
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Mindy Teini
Finally, the day came to hike from the famed Km 104 to the Sun Gate, and get our first glimpse of Machu Picchu!! As the train pulled to a stop the intercom came on with a nice greeting welcoming the …
rafting on the Urubamba
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Mindy Teini
Rafting the Urubamba River was pretty low on my list of exciting things to do while in Peru. I have to admit, I have always been a little scared of rafting! This day turned out to be one of my …
The Maras Salt Mines
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Mindy Teini
Day two took us touring into an indian market where we mostly admired the goods, but did barter to get a few deals! The women running the market stalls are almost aggressive the way they try to …
our biking route
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Mindy Teini
Everyone says you can feel the magic in Cusco, but for me the real magic happens in the less visited Sacred Valley along the Urubamba River! This is my magical place! The people are wonderful, the …
Sacsayhuaman
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Mindy Teini
Today we flew to Cusco! This city has real soul compared to Lima. I am super excited to be up at elevation where the air is a bit thinner and I feel like I can breathe again. This is the city I was …
being a fountain at Circuito Magico Del Agua
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Mindy Teini
We did see and do a lot in our short time in the Peruvian capital city: The zoo, a few pre-incan archeological sites, the Magic Water Circuit, the Larco Herrera museum, Miraflores District, Plaza de …
Enjoying a welcome Pisco Sour
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Mindy Teini
Today we met the rest of the group we are going to be traveling with. In total there are 4 couples and we all seem to get a long just fine. This is going to be fun. We started out with a tour of …
Miraflores Shopping Center
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Mindy Teini
Due to the port location and the winter months, there is a thick cover of fog over all of Lima. Although the fog lifts slightly, it never actually burns off. We didn't see the sun for the entire …
making a face at the dolphin statue
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Mindy Teini
One Hundred plus years ago the lost Incan city in the clouds was rediscovered by Hiram Bingam III deep in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Laden with mystery and steeped in history Machu Picchu had been …

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