The Inca Trail - trekking in the rain, 4am starts and sun rise at Machu Picchu After a couple of days sightseeing in Cuzco and the surrounding Inca ruins area we embarked on the 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. After the peace and tranquility of trekking in the north of the country, it was clear we´d hit rush hour in the Sacred Valley as over 500 people a day embark on the trek and the waiting list is over 4 months long! One of our group aptly described th...
Paddy and Debs on their travels
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Northern Peru, Nazca and Arequipa - Ancient culture, trekking and lines in the sand Our first stop in Peru was Trujillo in the north of the country which we used as a base to visit the Moche pyramides of Las Huacas del Sol y de la Luna and the Chimu ruins at Chan Chan. The Moche empire pre-dated that of the Chimu which in turn pre-dated the Incas. The Chan Chan ruins were covered by sand until they were discovered only 40 years ago and consequently are very well...