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Peru (part 2): The Inca Trail, Machu Picchu & Lima

July 25, 2012

After writing my first post about Peru, I was all excited to write the follow-up. The trip had been amazing, and there is much information to share. But something kept me from getting to it and I kept on re-adding it to my “to do” list without actually doing it. Keep reading and you’ll find out why.

When planning our trip, I got some wonderful guidance from a colleague who works for Mountain Lodges of Peru. I would’ve loved to do their four night lodge-to-lodge hiking trip, but didn’t think my 11-year-old was ready all that hiking. I was eager, however, to hike part of the Inca trail,and Nadia advised me that we could obtain a permit to hike from Kilometer 108 into Machu Picchu.

With her help, we got the necessary permits and met our guide, Dalmiro, at 6 am the morning of our departure. Together, we hopped aboard the Perurail train in Ollantaytambo for the 45-minute train ride to Kilometer 108. Across a bridge over the raging Urubamba river and through a check point where our passports and hiking permits were reviewed, we began what we were told would be a five to six hour hike. Read More→