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7 Days in Peru: Day 4: Machu Picchu

Trip to Peru Day 4
Location: Machu Picchu 
Cost: Tickets are $62-$71 depending on if you add a hike to your visit. You also need to get there through Aguas Calientes, which requires a train ride up with luggage limits.

Time: Plan at least one day, and get there early!

Tips: Buy your ticket in advance- as soon as you know you’re going! They do sell out, and the tickets with the hikes sell out fastest. There’s also a trick to actually being able to buy the tickets online- Jacob is going to write a post about booking the trip, and he’ll cover how to get your credit card to work through the Machu Picchu website so you can book in advance.
Stay the night in Aguas Calientes, get up early, and beat the crowd if you want any decent pictures! Also, be sure to have a smaller bag or carry on for the night or two away, and a place to keep the rest of your luggage. The train limits how much you can take up!

Machu Picchu Peru- Jacob’s dream come true!

Brace yourself, picture overload happens when you post about fulfilling your spouse’s #1 bucket list item. We went to Peru for Machu Picchu, and there just aren’t words or pictures to describe how incredible the architecture is, how majestic and large the mountains are, how steep the Incan Trail is, and how fluffy the llamas are. But that’s not going to stop us from trying!
Machu Picchu Peru
I mean it’s one of the 7 Wonders of the World for reason!
Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu Trip


Machu Picchu Bucketlist

And the more you look at the details, the more your mind is blown how simple Incans without modern technology created such a majestic place on the top of a steep mountain.

Huayna Picchu Machu PIcchu


Machu Picchu Aerial View


Peru- Machu Picchu


llamas of Machu Picchu


llama of Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu- Epic View!


Machu Picchu Picture


Machu Picchu Civilization


Visit Machu Picchu in Peru


Machu Picchu Travels


Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu Full View

We’re not the typical jumping picture types, but it was Machu Picchu for crying out loud!

Machu Picchu Jumping Pic


Machu Picchu Jumping Pic


Bucketlist Picture- Machu Picchu Jumping


Bucketlist Picture- Machu Picchu


7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu Llama petting


Ancient Machu Picchu in Peru


Ancient Machu Picchu Incan City


Machu Picchu Incan City Walls


Stone Walls of Machu Picchu


Incan Walls- Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu Agriculture


Machu Picchu Homes


Machu Picchu Pyramid


Machu Picchu Wildlife

Seriously, this was carved out of existing rock and turned into a two-story home. Who just does that?

Machu Picchu- Incan Engineering


Wunderlust- Peru


Ancient Incan Civilization of Macchu Picchu

I’m happy to report I got my fear of heights out of my system at Pisac, and did pretty well with the steep drop-offs. The tiered agricultural gardens certainly helped. The breathtaking views did too!

This was a map of the area carved into stone. You can see Huayna Picchu on the left carved in the left side of the stone. Can you even imagine what modern engineering marvels we could have today if they weren’t conquered and forced to assimilate to Spanish culture?

Incan Map Machu Picchu Incan Walls


Incan Homes in Machu Picchu

My favorite engineer was as giddy as could be inspecting all the elements and learning about hypothesizes of how things were made.

Machu Picchu Peru Building


Wonderlust- Machu Picchu


Machu Picture view from the bottom


Machu Picture tour


Grazing LLamas of Machu Picchu


Gatekeeper's Inn Machu Picchu


Gatekeeper's Inn Perfect Shot of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu has its own passport stamp- one we made sure to get as our souvenir on the way out, and one we put on the first page, as a wonder we don’t ever want to forget.

Machu Picchu Passport Stamp


Machu Picchu Passport Stamp


Sacred Valley Peru- Machu Picchu

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  1. Rebekah Clarke says:

    My inlaws went to machu picchu earlier this year and loved it! Looks like such a beautiful place. Very jealous!

  2. celery and cupcakes says:

    Wow! The scenery is just stunning.

  3. spiffykerms says:

    I can't stand looking at all your wonderful pics from this trip hahah it's killing me (in a good way!) I love them all. Never thought (but it makes sense) that you have to buy tickets to hike up there)

  4. M. Mobery says:

    Oh my gosh!! This is so stunning. How beautiful!

  5. Brendy Beauty says:

    An alpaca? These photos are gorgeous!

  6. All That Glitters says:

    Wow! It really is breathtaking! You got some gorgeous shots. It's for sure on my bucket list!

  7. Winter White says:

    Your pictures are gorgeous! Frame them and put them up in your home gorgeous!

  8. Selbe Rhea says:

    Those pictures are gorgeous! I hope I get the chance to go one day!

  9. theaccidentalmama.com says:

    Looks beautiful and so fun!

  10. Angelic Sinova says:

    I love following along with your Peru trip! I fell like I'm there too <3

  11. Fiona Naughton says:

    I have to visit this place once in my lifetime. You're so lucky to have seen it in 'real life'. Your photography is amazing!

  12. I love the idea of the passport stamp! This is definitely on my bucket list!

  13. Jenna Brussee says:

    Gorgeous pictures! I would love to visit here someday. It looks amazing!

  14. Lindsay Living Vegan says:

    This looks like a dream place to visit! So breathtaking! Oh and I love your scarf 🙂

  15. Here Dwells Happiness says:

    Amazing! I'm glad to see it was as amazing as Jacob hoped it would be.