Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-22-2014, 11:46 AM   #21
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,456
We visited but didn't do the hike for lack of time. The ruins are totally worth the trip, however you get there.
Love the proposal picture, kaudrey! How awesome is that story!!
__________________

__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Inca Trail: Machu Piccu
Old 06-22-2014, 03:10 PM   #22
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,423
Inca Trail: Machu Piccu

I see all of photoguy's pics on my iPad but not Audrey's. They are STUNNING! Thanks for posting.
__________________

__________________
Married, both 62. DH retired June, 2010. I have a pleasant little part time job.
Sue J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 10:51 AM   #23
Recycles dryer sheets
fosterscik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 182
I just returned from my Peru trip yesterday. I went as part of an organised tour and it included Machu Picchu (old mountain). Now is the best time to travel - the winter and crucially the dry season in that part of the world. Be aware that the numbers entering M-P each day are strictly limited and it's best to book an entrance ticket well in advance of travel. I was told similar restrictions are in place on train tickets available from the sacred valley to M-P. If you also want to hike up Wayna-Picchu (young mountain) directly from M-P you need to be on site early in the day and have booked a ticket. They restrict access to 200 W-P visitors a day. Unfortunately we did not have those tickets to W-P and couldn't make that hike although I would have loved to do so.
We had a great trip and also visited Lake Titicaca and La Paz in Bolivia while making side trips to other Inca and pre-Inca archaeological sites.
__________________
fosterscik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2014, 07:55 AM   #24
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
travelover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,871
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveJackson View Post
Thanks for the info. Seems an exciting and adventurous travel. I'm planning to go there next year. How much is the entrance ticket? Do you have photos of Lake Titicaca?
I found this site really useful when I planned my trip a few years ago: Machu Picchu Tourist Information- a guide to Machu Picchu - "the lost city of the Incas", Peru
__________________
Yes, I have achieved work / life balance.
travelover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2014, 04:56 PM   #25
Recycles dryer sheets
fosterscik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveJackson View Post
Thanks for the info. Seems an exciting and adventurous travel. I'm planning to go there next year. How much is the entrance ticket? Do you have photos of Lake Titicaca?
I just looked up the ticket prices. S/.126 (nuevo sol) per person (~$45). The train from Ollantaytambo to the base of Macchu Pichu was $69 each way. I'm not sure what the bus up to M-P cost.
Here's a picture from a cafe on Sun Island overlooking Titikaka (lake photos just don't do it justice)
__________________
fosterscik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2014, 10:51 AM   #26
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 213
I did the four day Inca Trail hike when I was in my late 20's. It was amazing but definitely a serious workout, especially at that altitude.


Sent from my iPad using Early Retirement Forum
__________________
RenoJay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2014, 01:27 PM   #27
Full time employment: Posting here.
kaudrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Alexandria, Va
Posts: 941
Lake Titicaca:
__________________

__________________
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by...
kaudrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Machu Picchu Bigritchie Travel Information 16 01-01-2008 09:53 AM
Machu Picchu renferme Travel Information 20 07-23-2007 03:17 PM
Machu Picchu - What Really Happened Federfive Life after FIRE 3 07-16-2007 08:03 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:12 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.