Machu Picchu!

It was an early start. Well before the crack of dawn we left our hotel and trudged down to Aguas Calientes' bus loading area to join a very long but fast-moving line for the nine km, 1,500 ft. grind up the Hiram Bingham Highway to Machu Picchu. Walking is an option for those with a masochistic bent but … Continue reading Machu Picchu!

Train ride, long hike, jungle waterfall, early night

We were off to Aguas Calientes and our long-anticipated visit to Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas." It was an early morning departure from the Hotel Marquese in Cusco for the five-hour journey on PeruRail's Vistadome service. We could have walked the Inca Trail -- four days three nights of hard, high altitude … Continue reading Train ride, long hike, jungle waterfall, early night