Paradise at the Foot of Machu Pichu

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Waking up at 5am we had our last breakfast by the crackling fire in Urubamba before taking the one hour drive to Ollantaytambo where we would catch the train, the only way to reach Aguas Calientes, the town below Machu Picchu.

overlooking Machu Picchu Peru

The train company, Perurail, really disappointed me when they would NOT give us our tickets that we had paid for in advance because we didn’t have the numbers of the credit card used by our travel agent to purchase the tickets. I was completely appalled that they wouldn’t give us our official tickets even with all the correct information on our E-tickets and matching passport numbers. Despite this awful experience with Perurail, and having to buy tickets TWICE, the train ride itself and views were a real wonder.

Ollantaytambo to Aguas Peru train ride  Ollantaytambo to Aguas Peru train ride

The train has great big windows, even in the ceiling so you can soak up the views during the one…

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