Peru Adventures – Machu Picchu

I feel like words aren’t necessary as much for this post. I really enjoyed my trek up to Machu Picchu. The ruins themselves are surreal. I’m going to just let my pictures take you along on a journey.

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Let’s explore Machu Picchu

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After spending literally hours exploring Machu Picchu, we went back to Aguas Calientes, then got a train and bus back to Cusco.

Angela.

Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
50 comments
  1. Lucky. Ive always wanted to do this treck. Hopefully when my soon to be two boys are a bit older ?

    1. It’s definitely an amazing trek, something to tick off the travel checklist ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You are quite right. With shots and a landscape like that words fall short. Cheers.

    1. It’s really incredible! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Stunning images! That must’ve been one incredible adventure. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. It really was ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. That looks so awesome! I’ve always wanted to go to Machu Picchu; it seems like an amazing place! Awesome photos! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. It’s definitely bucket list worthy ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. This likes like one of the most beautiful things I’d ever see in person.

    1. It was incredible. Definitely the top place I have visited so far. I’d love to go back one day ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. hey guys, so happy to find this article! well done! we’re actually planning a 4 months trip to south america next year..a lot to read beforehand:)) have any advice, things that you should have done better? ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers!

    1. Wow four months! That sounds like it’ll be an amazing trip. For advice, I would say definitely do a lot of research and read up before you go. A lot of South American countries (Peru, included) want you to have certain visas and immunisations, etc. Also if you want to do tours or stay in hostels, TripAdvisor is the best place to look. If you are going to Peru definitely do a hike up to Machu Picchu, and visit the Amazon Rainforest, they were the highlights! The only things I wish we did different was make it a longer trip, and to have learnt more Spanish before we go! We did a lot, but we just wanted to keep doing more. We had to get back home though, cause my friend and I had to go back to university. We also took beginner Spanish lessons before we left for around a month. But it’s so much more faster when you’re speaking with locals. Also, our kiwi accents apparently made our Spanish even harder to understand. Funny that XD
      I hope you guys have a fantastic trip!

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  8. Machu Picchu? Iโ€™m envious.

    1. It’s a truly remarkable place! I hope you get to go too one day ?

      1. Thanks! Me too!

  9. [โ€ฆ] Machu Picchu. This was posted on June 1. I spend lots of time reminiscing on my breaks, looking at old holiday photos, among other photos. I wanted to share one of Machu Picchu as I hadnโ€™t shared much Peru ones lately. You can see more photos on my old postย Machu Picchu. [โ€ฆ]

  10. Wonderful pictures

    1. Thank you. It’s an incredible sight ?

  11. Shall I repeat myself and comment again on how stunning these images are. Other worldly!

    1. ? absolutely! It’s funny to think we’ve been following each other since I first posted this back in March ?

      1. Imagine that! I love that. xx

  12. lovely photos ? xx

    1. Thank you! ?

  13. Angela, your photos are gorgeous!!! Machu Picchu looks amazing!!

    1. Thanks Pamela! Machu Picchu was so incredible! ?

  14. Wow, that first picture looks unreal, like a mystical toy town, if there were not people visible I honestly don’t know if I would believe it was real ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Haha, thanks Sarah. It’s crazy right? It’s a while city hidden in the mountains. It’s really tall with so much areas to explore ?

  15. How beautiful ?. That’s definitely on my list of places to travel to and see. were you on vacation to Peru?

    1. Thank Bee! I travelled to Peru a few years back, I’ve been reposting my recap of it, so I can share them with newer followers ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Oh gotcha ๐Ÿ™‚ that sounds like an amazing experience and anytime angela!

  16. This place is on my bucket list for sure!! Is it remote? Do u have to travel far from the nearest city/airport to get here?? Can you stay near it?! Xx

    1. It’s incredible!! There’s lots of ways to get to it. The trek is a popular option, it takes 5-6 days depending on how you want to do it. You start off in Cusco which is the closest big town to it. Although there is Aguas Calientes which is a smaller town, that’s the closest you can get. Then it’s a bus ride up ๐Ÿ˜€ You could also take a train ride there instead from Cusco I believe. The ruins themselves are pretty remote, it’s literally hidden up in the mountains!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Oh it looks so amazing, I love this kind of places, historical if you will. Would love to visit one day. xx

    1. It’s definitely amazing! It’s also so full of history! Our guide told us so much, and it’s amazing to think an ancient civilization lived here for so long, then it was left untouched for centuries!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. I agree, all the pictures do the talking! I What an incredible experience, you are very lucky to have gone! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Em! I was considering doing some writing in between the pictures, but it seemed to disrupt the flow.
      I’m so happy I was able to do this trek! It was definitely an incredible experience!

  19. Woah, those pictures are amazing! Machu Picchu is such a beautiful place!

    1. Thank you! It is definitely a stunning world that’s hidden away ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. I loved reading about your hike to the ruins. Idk if I could ever do something THAT challenging even though I love to walk and hike lol. But the view was totally worth it I bet. I’ve seen plenty of photos and videos of the ruins and they look amazing. And the fog makes the ruins look even more majestic!

    1. I was surprised i did it. I think I was just in the right area of fitness to get through it. The only tough part is the second day where you’re climbing a mountain for three hours. The next day my legs were jelly ? But then it’s all mostly flat, so it became an enjoyable walk.
      Seeing Machu Picchu was definitely worth it though ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. ? I love Machu Picchu, the air, the view and everything is just gorgeous, you brought me back! Thank you ?

    1. I totally agree! I’m glad this post brought back all the Machu Picchu memories for you, as it does for me! ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. This is absolutely stunning! I have been procrastinating my peru trip. ugh.

    1. It really is!! You should totally go, it’s an incredible experience being there ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. I haven’t even been to Machu Picchu but after reading this, I feel like it would just such a beautiful rewarding experience. Those are some amazing photos you were able to capture- that very first photo is just breathtaking!!

    xo, JJ

    1. That’s awesome to hear! ?
      It’s insane up there. It’s literally a civilideation hidden in the mountains. So surreal. Also, after that trek, it really felt like we’d earned our visit up there ??

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