I have an absolutely fantastic couple of guest posts coming soon and wanted to introduce them by resharing some of my favorite pictures from a trip to Machu Picchu a couple of years ago.

If you’d like to read the full trip report (it’s one of my favorites), here are the various articles:

Part I: Getting There
Part II: Cuzco to Machu Picchu
Part III: Approaching Machu Picchu via Train
Part IV: How to Buy Tickets for Machu Picchu and How I Almost Screwed It All Up
Part V: Machu Picchu in Pictures
Part VI: Wrapping up the trip in Cuzco

Anyway, let’s see some pictures!


The town of Cuzco is where just about every journey to Machu Picchu begins, as it did for us.  It has a lovely Plaza de Armas and, once you adjust to the altitude, has a very walkable city center.

a large stone building with towers and people walking in front

Sunset over the plaza

Planes, trains, and automobiles

It’s quite a trek to get to Machu Picchu, and I’m not talking about walking there!  To get to Machu Picchu we flew to Cuzco, hopped in a taxi (which had to be negotiated in Spanish) to a town called Ollantaytambo, and then took a train to another town called Aguas Calientes, after which we’d take a bus to the citadel.  But the views from the train weren’t too bad at least 🙂

a river running through a valley

Train vistas

Machu Picchu

Let’s be honest, this is probably the reason you clicked on this post, let’s take a look at my favorite pictures from Machu Picchu!

a stone ruins on a mountain


a man walking on a stone wall with a tree and mountains in the background

Machu Picchu

a stone doorway with a view of the mountains

Be sure to check back later for the awesome guest posts if you’re interested in the Sacred Valley or Machu Picchu!


Which picture is your favorite?  When are you going to Machu Picchu?

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