180 photos from Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru (2014)
One of my favorite shots - orchids in pre-bloom and Machu Picchu in the back
Great shot. Huayna Picchu in the background.
Nature producing beauty
Llactapata Inca Ruins
Lead the way!
Another delicious appetizer
Sayacmarca from afar
The Green Machines!
Nature showing us some love
On our way to Winawayna
Helllllooo up there (Winawayna)
Part of the Sacred Plaza - where sacrifices occurred (Machu Picchu)
Close up of Huayna Picchu (Machu Picchu)
Post trek appetizer at a local restaurant
Lisa grabbed some awesome action shots!
The strength / endurance of these guys was amazing
Such a photogenic place (Machu Picchu)
Splendid place (Machu Picchu)
Even the rock quarry looks awesome! (Machu Picchu)
Cactus with cochineal, a parasite that is used as a cosmetic dye among other things.
I believe that was the tallest point near us
Stunning landscape - I wish my camera could capture the beauty
The llamas had no problems with us.
View of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate (Intipunku)
Cannot remember what this is? (Machu Picchu)
I forget what this was used for (Machu Picchu)
This view came out of nowhere (Intipata)
Peace (Machu Picchu)
Hellooo down there (Machu Picchu)
Trail entrance. Inca Trail is limited to 500 persons a day.
Our chef was absolutely amazing
Another large spread
Orchids. The guide mentioned there are roughly 3000 species.
Massive spider (in USA standards)
Our friend (Machu Picchu)
Salmon with a side of pyramid rice, fires, and vegetables. Haha.
View from Intipata
Life goes on (Machu Picchu)
Don't fall (looking out from Machu Picchu)
View from Machu Picchu
We are going in.
Little chick checking things out
This chef was a magician
The variety of flowers was spectacular
Every where you turn there was exquisiteness
Getting comfortable (Machu Picchu)
Some street performers
The Green Machines taking a rest
The land overtaking Intipata
The lone (sort of) llama (Machu Picchu)
Eyeing the Andes
The first Inca archeological site on the trail - Llactapata Inca Ruins
Appetizer for our first meal on the trail
The landscape battles the clouds
The chef does it again?
Incas saw this spectacular view everyday (Winawayna)
It was such a beautiful day (Machu Picchu)
Such an experience (Machu Picchu)
Llamas grazing in the main plaza (Machu Picchu)
Appear to be naturally made striped on the stone wall. Cool stuff. (Machu Picchu)
The train back from Machu Picchu to a city closer to Cusco
View from the Sun Gate
Making our way down to Machu Picchu
Incan agricultural terraces (Machu Picchu)
Grazing (Machu Picchu)
Breakfast before the Inca Trail hike
Check the rose tomato
Leaving the trailhead behind.
First camp site setup
Inca ruins at Runkurakay
I wish I could remember all the species of plants
Guide mentioned these were incredibly slow growing - something like 2cm a decade.
It was so beautiful there
You'd thing the chef had a professional kitchen!
Taking a peek around (Winawayna)
Chef made us a cake on our last day!
Central Plaza to the left (Machu Picchu)
Hello (Machu Picchu)
Cool stuff (Machu Picchu)
Wishing us well.
Royal Tomb peeking out on the top left (Machu Picchu)
Rock quarry (Machu Picchu)
Ole! Spaniard import.
First glimpse of some bloom.
Camp sites below
Guide mentioned this type of moss (I believe) can only grow in conditions where air is incredibly clean
This view blew us away
Peru is so sweet
Royal Tomb (Machu Picchu)
Isaac dropping mad knowledge on us (Machu Picchu)
Used as a timepiece of sorts (Machu Picchu)
Impressive (Machu Picchu)
Action shot from the bus ride back to Cusco
Green Machines prepping for the photo opportunity
I love this photo? (Machu Picchu)
Coca Candy for the hike
Bowls for us to wash up
In the middle is Dead Woman's Pass
Almost to the camp site
Larger than life
Look inside of the Royal Tomb (Machu Picchu)
Huayna Picchu is the mountain on the right (Machu Picchu)
Floripondio or angel's trumpets. Some use as a ritualistic hallucinogen. (Machu Picchu)