Machu Picchu Off The Beaten Path

  • A real steep climb
    A real steep climb
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  • Pedestrian Street of Aguas Calientes
    Pedestrian Street of Aguas Calientes
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  • Overview of Aguas Calientes
    Overview of Aguas Calientes
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Machu Picchu

  • 1. Inca Trail

    Stumbled across a really great way to see machu Piccu and to see some authentic Peruvian life along the way. Some friends found a Dutch guy in Cusco who arranges tours on behalf of a Coffee...

  • 2. Ruins

    We can upon these impressive ruins which were only rediscovered in 1941 enroute to the Sun gate as you can see from my photo restoration work in going on using techniques which are as ancient as the...

  • 3. Climb 6 wooden ladders up Putucusi mountain!

    Our hotel clerk at the Santuario Hotel recommended Putucusi mountain the day before we were suppose to go up to Machu Picchu. He said it would be an easy 1 hour...

  • 4. Putucusi Mountain

    If you decide to spend a night in Aguas Calientes, you´ll probably have the whole afternoon to explore the city. But, to be honest with you, exploring Aguas...

  • 5. Aguas Calientes

    Most of the tourists take the train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes and then straight the bus to Machu Picchu. It is perfectly possible to do this and maybe a...

  • 6. Stairs on the clouds!

    On top of Huayan Picchu, right after climbing thru the cave, look to your right towards the cliff. You will see a building with three levels. The building is...

  • 7. Putukusi, the other mountian

    Across from Machu Picchu is Putukusi. this is a tough climb, much tougher than the well worn trail up Machu Picchu but the view at the top is amazing. you look...

  • 8. Orchids

    South America has some the world’s most exotic species of Orchids; its name comes from the Greek and means –Testicle!! , Personally I think it’s a load of...

  • 9. Pay Attention to the Butterflies

    The air above Machu Picchu is filled with beautiful butterflies that are unlike any that we have seen in other parts of the world. While the main attraction is,...

  • 10. Observe the Scissors Bug, but Don't Let it Bite

    One of the more interesting insects we encountered was the scissors bug -- at least that's what we figured out must be the English name after listening to it in...

  • 11. Look for Leaf Cutter Ants at Machu Picchu

    I know all the work that went into creating Machu Picchu is impressive, but so is the industriousness of the local leaf cutter ants. You can see them as soon as...

  • 12. Climbing Huayna Picchu

    Machu Picchu in Quechua means "ancient peak" and Huayna Picchu means “young peak”. Huaya Picchu is in fact that large peak forming the backdrop to the ruins....

  • 13. Carved rocks

    I have seen little mention of these carved rocks, which mirror the mountains behind showing how little the scene has changed over the years

  • 14. steep steps to the urubamba

    back to puerta del sol, after the "church" on the left.... go and have a look on where they were growing vegetables....

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