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Along the Railway Track to Machu Picchu 3

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Here Rio Urubamba is about to take another 90° turn and the tourist trap of Aguas Calientes is only about an hour's walk away from here.

Along the Railway Track to Machu Picchu 2

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Right above me is Huayna Picchu, the steep peak that rises behind Machu Picchu on most postcard view of the ancient site. I climbed it some years ago when it could be done freely but now one has to pre-book to do it.

Along The Railway Track To Machu Picchu 1

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Right above me at 2,430m a.s.l. is the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu that sits at the saddle betweem Cerro Machu Picc<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/along-the-railway-track-to-machu-picchu-1-peru">...(more)</a>

Along Rio Urubamba to Machu Picchu 3

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Just before "Hydroelectrica", the last station on the Machu Picchu rail line Rio Urubamba begins an almost 90° degree turn, <a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/along-rio-urubamba-to-machu-picchu-3-peru">...(more)</a>

Along Rio Urubamba to Machu Picchu 2

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The landscape continues to intrigue as it looks more and more familiar like a dejavu until one realizes suddenly that the va<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/along-rio-urubamba-to-machu-picchu-2-peru">...(more)</a>

Along Rio Urubamba to Machu Picchu 1

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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An ongoing hydroelectric project to harness the power of Rio Urubamba, a major headwater of the mighty Amazon has changed th<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/along-rio-urubamba-to-machu-picchu-1-peru">...(more)</a>

Along Rio Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu 5

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Half way down the valley Rio Santa Teresa is met by one of its major tributary that brings tons of rocks and boulders to<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/along-rio-santa-teresa-to-machu-picchu-5-peru">...(more)</a>

Along Rio Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu 4

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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This footbridge looks rickety but is in actual fact very secure and I had quite a bit of fun crossing it to the other side of the fast-flowing Rio Santa Teresa.

Along Rio Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu 3

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The valley is teeming with wild strawberries and I remember one such spot where the pickings are particularly easy - don<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/along-rio-santa-teresa-to-machu-picchu-3-peru">...(more)</a>

Along Rio Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu 2

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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There are plenty of roadside stores or "Tiendas" along the way where one could buy inexpensive soft drinks and snacks. T<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/along-rio-santa-teresa-to-machu-picchu-2-peru">...(more)</a>

Along Rio Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu 1

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The following morning having been inflicted with multiiple mosquito bites at the lowland camp site we started our walk along the valley of fast-flowing Rio Santa Teresa to our next port of call - La Playa.

From Andes to the Amazon 7

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The trail disappears at the mouth of the valley where the river feeds into the fast-flowing Rio Santa Teresa which in turn drains into Rio Urubamba. Our camp site is only minutes away from here.

From Andes to the Amazon 6

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My toes were starting to hurt at this point where the trail is about to meet the mouth of the valley. The cloud forest and the jungle <a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/from-andes-to-the-amazon-6-peru">...(more)</a>

From Andes to the Amazon 5

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The descent finally plunges into the realm of the cloud forest and the landscape is now teemed with all forms of life. Many locals I met along the way here were busily collecting butterfly pupae hanging from the shrubs.

From Andes to the Amazon 4

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Cooking facilities are provided along the way for hiking parties and as I was way ahead of my group I hung around here for almost an hour before I finally had my long overdue lunch.

From Andes to the Amazon 3

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The landscape gradually is livened up with more vegetations and this is the very first tree on the long descent down to the Amazon.

From Andes to the Amazon 2

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The descent is relentless but few realize it until late into the day when there seems to be no end to the pain in one's knees. A lunch break is another hour's distance away for our group.

From Andes to the Amazon 1

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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After the high mountain pass of Salkantay, the trail begins its long descent from the arid landscape of the Andes to the subtropical c<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/from-andes-to-the-amazon-1-peru">...(more)</a>

The Mighty Salkantay

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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At long last the cloud had finally dispersed to reveal the glaciated peaks of Salkantay which at 6,271m high is the highest mountain in the Willkapampa Range northwest of Cusco.

The Emerging Salkantay

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Shrouded almost the entire way in a thick veil of cloud the mighty Salkantay (6,271m) finally signalled its emergence as the mid-day sun was about to melt away the cover.