in the lost city of Machu Picchu

A visit to Machu Picchu has been on my wish list for more than 15 years. To be precise, when I read Tinin – Prisoners of the Sun for the first time, I was a school kid back then, I’d dremt back then to see the Incas, Temple of the Sun, and the Llamas of South America.

It all started when I came across Machu Pichhu travel deal by Gate1 travels on Iknew it was a risk to book a trip to Machu Picchu in March (the rainy season), but I booked it anyway.

Andes Landscapes

Amazing landscapes around the Andes of Peru

Our first few days in Peru was around the Andes, Urubamba and Cuzco. There’s much more to Peru than its ancient Inca artifacts. From the soaring peaks of the Andes and the lush Amazon Rainforests and Spanish colonial cathedrals, Peru has it all, the allure of the ancient and mysteries.

On the big day, we travelled in the luxurious Inca rail till Machu Pichuu. When we reached Machu Picchu it was drizzling and very cloudy in the morning.

Misty MachuPicchu

But the mist on the mountains added drama and mystery to the Inca site. We were lucky enough that the longer we stayed the more the sky started to clear up! And eventually WOW what a view!!!

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Totally awestruck to stand at the top looking over the ruins and the Andes Mountains.
This site certainly is worthy of being one of the seven wonders of the world!!! The magnitude of the accomplishments of the Inca people is simply overwhelming.
Below are a few scenes from Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire in southeastern Peru. Standing at an elevation of about 11,000 feet in the Andes, this is an amazing travel destination as well.
Peru Collage
Peru Collage