On the Way to Machu Picchu: Sacred Valley, Salt Flats and More


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.

3 Responses to On the Way to Machu Picchu: Sacred Valley, Salt Flats and More

  1. jen laceda April 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    The Incans were a brilliant bunch, that’s what i say!

  2. Amy @ The Q Family June 9, 2009 at 9:17 pm #

    Another beautiful shots of Machu Pichu. It’s really begging me to go with all the post from theplanetd and you. :)

  3. Roxanne January 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    I made a tour in Peru last year and I was delighted with its food, its people and all the tourist attraction it has. I could know so many places like Cusco, Puno, Arequipa, Lima and Trujillo that have history and important archaeological sites. For me this trip it wouldn´t be the same without Libertador Hotels, one of the most important hotel chains in Peru. If you have the opportunity to travel to this amazing country you must stay in this hotel. For more information you can visit its website

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