When we invited my folks to come to Peru this year with us… Luckily for them I have 23 years of experience travelling and living there. Things started real well we hadn’t even boarded our plane and Dad had lost his passport and tickets somewhere in the airport… But they were found and we all arrived safe and sound. Actually to my surprise everything pretty well went like clockwork.
Just a short climb up there and we will get a great view!
Mum and Dad did real well and kept up almost all of the time considering we were at 3000 plus meters altitude or higher during the trip. Though every time I pointed up and said Hey just up there are the most fantastic unknown Inca ruins they would kindly reply it’s ok… You go we will wait here!
Ok I didn’t mention the lots of stairs… but hey they look happy.
We spent 2 days at Machu Picchu doing one half one day and the other the next. It was cloudy and rainy the first which gave it a really mysterious feeling. Then on the second the hot andean sun put in an appearance and it was like 7000 degrees. If you have been to the big MP then you know what it’s like, but just getting there is an adventure in itself. You first fly to Lima then fly onto Cusco, then you have to wake up at like 5 am to catch the train for a 4hr trip through the Urubamba valley and last but not least a scary 20min bus trip up the mountain side… Whew! and then you are finally there. But it is worth every second of the long trip once you are in the Inca Citadel itself.
It is a photographers dream.
Mysterious Machu Picchu.