Peru I finally gazed upon Machu Picchu with my own two eyes!

Published on January 12th, 2018


Machu Picchu Photos, Photos, Photos!

Previously, I pecked a 4,000 word tome with my best “…Tips for Your Machu Picchu Trip“.  But I of course have a boatload of pics still to share, so this TL post will be mot-light and photo-heavy.

That said, the total number of photos for my 11 day Peru trip originally numbered over a THOUSAND!  But you’ll be happy to know that I kindly edited them down, down, down… to less than 200 just for Machu Picchu, plus a handful of Aguas Calientes (i.e. the – profoundly touristy – gateway to Machu Picchu, and clearly not anything to write-home-about, much less photograph).

Furthermore, I sifted these 183 images down, down, down yet again to offer you but a digestible taste of some of my best shots.

First up – a collage of my fun Vistadome train ride from Cusco to Aguas Calientes (see my previous “9 Tips for Your Machu Picchu Trip” post for details on the various train options).

Click on any pic to enlarge the image and view a slideshow of ALL the pics on this page.
PeruRail train to Machu Picchu

Plus another collage that pretty much sums up Aguas Calientes:

Aguas Calientes - the gateway to Machu Picchu

Then there was the pre-dawn skip to catch a bus up to the entrance to the Machu Picchu site (note, this pic snapped *after* I’d already inched my way in line for an hour):

Yeah - even at 4:45 am, the line for the bus up to Machu Picchu was lonnng!

Yeah – even at 4:45 am, the line for the bus up to Machu Picchu was lonnng!


And finally – a truly Woo-HOOO, once-in-a-lifetime moment!:

Yippeee - I made it!

I also managed to snap a couple of pretty panoramic pics…

(don’t forget – you can click to view enlargements)

Panorama of Machu Picchu

Panaroma looking dwon from Machu Picchu to the Urubamba River.

Plus my requisite “The TravelnLass’ Toes in Situ”:

The TravelnLass' "Toes in Situ" at Machu Picchu.

And finally, a slideshow of some of my best Machu Picchu pics:


Stay tuned – for yet another photo-heavy post of my adventures in Cusco and the Sacred Valley…

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Off-the-beaten-path travel is my passion,and I’ve always lived life “like-a-kid-in-a-candy-store” – eager to sample as many flavors as I can. Indeed, my life motto has long been: This ain’t a dress rehearsal, folks!

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