Yesterday I finished my two week tour of the southern half of Peru, done with the luxury tour company Cox & Kings, and today I head back to Europe. I am completely satisfied, but exhausted.
The last few days were spent hiking up and down the stairs of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and Wayna Picchu. There are lots of stairs. It is safe to say that I got a heck of a work out — and need a few days to rest and recover from all the activity and excitement of the last few weeks.
My primary focus on this trip was video (my YouTube channel is here and I’d love if you subscribe to it, so you won’t miss any of my upcoming videos). It is going to take me a few weeks to edit up all that material and get it to you, but in the meantime, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite Instagram photos from my journey.
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view of Machu Pichu from a spot not many go up to, Huayna Picchu, right next door
I was incredibly lucky to have Prom Peru set it up so that I could stay in Machu Picchu after it closed for this sunset
typical vide of Machu Picchu, and a good one
I took a photo by accident before dinner, liked it, so I framed it up and took it again
Decending into the Sacred Valley
taking the boat to the lodge I stayed at in the Amazon
Cusco’s main square has some of the most beautiful buildings in the country
I took a TON of time lapse on this trip, including some with my camera attached to the side of a train
taking the train from Puno to Cusco
some of the colorful boats on Lake Titikaka
one of the many weavers on the islands in Lake Titikaka
Peruvian llama-powered tuk-tuk
the dancing statues of Chivay
the terraces of Colca Canyon remind me a big of southern China
some of the condors of Colca Canyon
some of the colors of a local market near Colca Canyon
the Santa Catalina monastery in Arequipa provides loads of color
I don’t take too many food photos (not one of my skills), but I did the way these tasty scallops came out
pre-dawn shot of the streets of Lima
This trip was sponsored by Cox & Kings and Prom Peru, but the opinions (and photos and videos) are my own.