FC: PERU - MAY 2009
1: In the airplane on the way to Peru | Cusco Plaza II Hotel | Our room in Cusco
2: Cusco Cathedral | Breakfast overlooking the Plaza | Qorikancha - Convent of Santa Domingo in Cusco | Breakfast overlooking the Plaza
3: View of Cusco from the Saqsayhuaman ruins
4: Sacred Valley of the Incas | Sacred Valley of the Incas | Pisac Market | Tambomachay
5: Chicha - The local beer | Lunch in Urubamba
6: The ruins of Ollantaytambo
7: Chinchero | The Urubamba River | Ollantaytambo
8: Our Inka Trail Guides - Jeanette and Carolina | Start of the Inka Trail with our hiking companions
9: KM 82 - Ready to start the 4 day hike | First break - Sampling the Tuna Cactus Fruit
10: The porters carried all the camping gear, cooking equipment, and food. | Patallacta | More of Patallacta
11: Breaking for lunch on the first day. | Day 2 was mostly uphill. | Carolina showing us how far we'd be hiking on the 2nd day. | Majestic views along the trail
12: Getting closer to the first pass... | Dead Woman's Pass - 13,776 ft. | After making it to the 1st pass, the rest of the day was down hill via stairs.
13: More of the stairs down from the 1st pass. | The whole group at the 2nd pass at 12,916 ft. | Day 3
14: After the 2nd pass, we started getting closer to the jungle.
15: The whole crew...including the porters and the cook. An Inka Tunnel | Phuyupatamarca. | It rained all night and into the morning of the 4th day.
16: More of Machu Picchu from the hike down. | First glimpse of Machu Picchu | Intipata - The Sun Gate. Sadly, it was a little too cloudy to see Machu Picchu from here. | More from the Sun Gate. | Reaching the end of the Inka Trail.
17: A quick view of Machu Picchu from Wayna Picchu between the clouds. | From the top of Wayna Picchu Mountain
18: The Main Square
19: One of the many temples. The windows amplified the voices of the priests.
21: Wayna Picchu Mountain | Wayna Picchu Mountain | Putucusi - The mountain in the background
22: Heading for home...the Cusco Airport | .Machupicchu Town (Aguas Calientes) - The town where we caught the trian back to Cusco. | THE END