Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco Peru

I am really excited right now because today, I’m going to one of the seven wonders of the world; Machu Picchu.

But first, a train ride from Cusco. Let’s go! Everything about this train is awesome but my favorite part are the windows on the ceiling. As you look up you can see the towering canyons above. It’s like nature is just completely engulfing you. Okay, stage one of our voyage is complete. We’re in Aguas Calientes, now we’re gonna jump in a van and drive up to Machu Picchu. Actually the side of Machu Piccu, there are many sides, many sectors. Right here we can show the different irrigation systems, the farming systems, the religion system. This place is considered as the center of the spirituality in the Andes. Look at this.

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco Peru Photo Gallery

This is what I’ve seen on postcards, in books and in movies all of my life. Definitely one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Right now I’m standing above the urban section and this is where everybody lived, this is where the houses were, the grain storage, and one interesting fact is that there were only about six to 700 people that actually lived in Machu Picchu, and they were all of the high-class. Right behind me here are the terraced hills and what they did there is they grew corn, quinoa and other cereal-type things. And not only were they terraced hills, but they also were used for irrigation. In the wet season, it was used to bring all the water down. This area right here is actually the stone quarry. This is where they got all the stones and what they would do is they chiseled them down, and make them smaller so they would fit perfectly into the walls you see all over Machu Picchu. I can honestly say that this is one of the best days of my life. I’ve always wanted to visit Machu Picchu and it definitely lived up to its name.

The train ride was breathtaking, our guide was knowledgeable and fun, and I learned all about this amazing place. Machu Picchu! .

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