18 days in South America – Tips to scaling Machu Picchu

Besides taking a historical guided tour within the Machu Picchu Citadel, one of the other popular activities to do in this UNESCO World Heritage Site is to hike up to the submit of Machu Picchu and/or Huayna Picchu. Between Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, the hiker husband chose Machu Picchu as it was less steep for the…

18 days in South America – traveling from Lima to Machu Picchu

From Lima, there are many ways to plan your trip to Machu Picchu. We chose a tiring, but less risky way of traveling to Machu Picchu with minimal risk of getting hit by altitude sickness – arrive in Cusco with the highest altitude, and travel immediately to Machu Picchu so that the body does not…