I’m not even sure why we initially decided to hike up Huayna Picchu. I certainly knew nothing of the amazing view in store at the top. I rarely ever go out of my way to climb mountains. Then there’s the fact that doing anything strenuous at high altitude becomes even more difficult as you find … Continue Reading

On the morning we were due to go to Machu Picchu, we got up at 3am. There’s a whole long reason why we had to be up this early (a huge part of which had to do with needing to climb Huayna Pichhu – the mountain you can see in almost every photo of Machu … Continue Reading

Arriving at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel was akin to arriving at an oasis in the desert! For starters, the altitude in Aguas Calientes is a lot lower than Cusco so even at high altitude, it was just that extra bit easier to walk around (and even sprint) without running out of breath! Then there’s … Continue Reading

Suffice to say, after the very long night’s sleep we had in Cusco, getting up at 5.30am to catch our train to Machu Picchu was pretty easy! We excitedly chucked our stuff into the suitcases (which we actually left at the hotel because; a.) We would be coming back to the hotel in a couple … Continue Reading

This is the big one! This is probably the moment I was looking forward to the most once we booked our trip to Peru and here it finally is! 🙂 THE VIDEO Click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel After arriving to Machupicchu village the day before heading up to Machu Picchu, we were … Continue Reading

Day 2 in Peru. We realise (thankfully, before we left the UK) that due to the fact that our Machu Picchu tickets were for 7am, there was no way we would make the 4 hour train journey on the same day and so we had to arrive a day earlier. You can also do a 4 day … Continue Reading

We’re in Peru!!! As you can probably tell from our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, we’ve been in Peru for just under a week now and have seen some pretty amazing sights across different parts of the country. We’d wanted to visit Peru last year and never quite made it so early this year, we locked … Continue Reading

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you can just rock up to Machu Picchu and hope to ‘get in’… you can’t! The local government has imposed quotas on numbers of people allowed to enter… and they’re strict! Thankfully, if you follow these steps, you will be ensured a ticket to enjoy one of the … Continue Reading