Machu Picchu Adventure

Huaynu Picchu, Peru, about 8920 ft, 11/1999
Machu Picchu is 7970 ft.

I bought a tour package to Peru. I was the only person on the tour. Most tours last a week, and depart from Miami or Houston International Airports, landing in Lima, Peru. After 2 nights in Lima, fly to Cusco, at 11,150 ft, for 1 night. Take the train to the river valley, 1000 ft below Machu Pichu, for a 2 night stay. Reverse the process to return.

Most postcard pictures of Machu Picchu show Huaynu Picchu in the background, like this.

Machu Picchu, with Huaynu Picchu in the background, 11/1999 Machu Picchu, with Huaynu Picchu in the background, 11/1999
The following picture was taken near the summit of Huaynu Picchu, about 1000 feet above Machu Picchu. The hike is about 90 minutes. Huaynu Picchu, with Machu Picchu in the background, 11/1999
Same picture, wider angle. Switchbacks in the road can be seen on the left. The winding Urubamba River valley is on the right. Huaynu Picchu, with Machu Picchu in the background, 11/1999

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