We head up to Machu Picchu early in the morning to beat the crowds. Machu Picchu is one of those special and mysterious places that is difficult to describe – I certainly can't do it justice and won’t even try. All I can say is that my favorite spot was the Gate of the Sun. I think the view from that spot is one of the most unique in all of the world.
In the afternoon we all re-group at the train station for the train/van ride back to Cuzco. We arrive in Cuzco late in the evening. Roomate Andrew is headed for the Galapagos in the morning, so he and I treated ourselves to a farewell dinner of very tasty alpaca at the El Monastario.