MACHU PICCHU 2008
Machu Picchu!!! This entire adventure began with Machu Picchu as the goal. And what an adventure it was. Our route was brilliant, no tourists until we got to Machu Picchu, day after day of stunning scenery, marvelous food, a perfectly paced and planned trip, wonderful companions. The culmination: MACHU PICCHU which remains a mystery almost a century after being discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. The complex was built in the early 1400s at an altitude of 9,060.’ Adding to its enigma, it was built, occupied and abandoned within a one hundred year period. We arrived at 7:00AM to find ruins hidden in the clouds. Soon the sun burned off the clouds and we were guided around the dazzling ruins by Efrain who knows them well. The great adventure was capped by my lifetime dream of visiting Machu Picchu.