Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo

This little town is one of my favorite villages in Peru. We spent the morning exploring the village and the local ruins. Ollantaytambo (followed closely by Pisac) is one of my favorite cities in Peru. From the markets, to the ruins, to the charming little streets - you could spend weeks in this charming little [...]

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Early this morning we were up and ready to visit Machu Picchu. We woke up for breakfast at 5am before catching the early morning bus. The bus ride to the top is a scenic 20 minute ride to the top, where we were able to watch the sun (mostly clouds) come up from behind the [...]

Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley

Today we woke up early to visit the sacred valley on our way to Machu Picchu. First we went horseback riding, stopped at a weavers market, and ate lunch at a Mama's house. We went horseback riding in the hills above Cusco, stopping at some local ruins to visit v In the afternoon we took [...]

Puno to Cusco

Puno to Cusco

Southern Peru is a beautiful place, and one that I would like to explore much more in depth. Lake Titicaca to Cusco, the capital city of the Incan Empire, is a scenic & significant route. Lake Titicaca is known as the birthplace of the Inca civilization, after which the people began to migrate to Cusco. [...]

Puno, Lake Titicaca

Puno, Lake Titicaca

Did you know that lake Titicaca is the highest elevation lake in the world? The lake is surrounded by Bolivia on it's southern side and Peru on it's northern side and is the birth place of the Ancient Incan civilization. We traveled overland from Copacabana, Bolivia to Puno, Peru and it was one of the [...]