Let’s face it: Machu Picchu is the main reason why most people visit Peru. But Amanda Lobell and Neil Roach managed to fit in a full day of sightseeing before they even boarded the train at Ollantaytambo to get to Machu Picchu. At 6 AM in the morning, they checked out of their hotel and joined a tour that would take them through the Sacred Valley and right to the train station. Highlights of the tour included seeing the Incan agricultural terraces (some of which are in still in use) in the small Andean village of Chinchero, where the myth says the rainbow was born; the famous circular terraces Moray; and the salt flats in Maras (pictured left), which look like a tile mosaic from faraway. Below are Amanda’s photos; to read more about their trip, click here.