Sunday 15 June 2008

Leaving For Machu Picchu

We got up early this morning again to catch our flight from Lima to Cusco before connecting to Aguas Calientes with Perurail. We left the hotel at 0700hrs to the airport for 0930hrs Star Peru flight. We arrived in Cusco at 1030hrs and daddy got immediately got a vehicle to take us to the train station to collect our train ticket, Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and Aguas Calientes to Cusco. But it did not go well as the agent inside the airport did not keep her promises for all the arrangement. So instead we got another taxi to send us to Ollantaytambo to catch the train at 1858hrs. It was a 2 hours taxi ride to Ollantaytambo but the scenery were fantastic.

We arrive at Ollantaytanbo at 1630hrs after all the delays. Daddy wanted to visit one of the ruins in the city but unfortunately the train station was too far away and needed a pass which cost USD12 for entry! Instead we waited around the train station for 2 hours before boarding the train to Aguas Calietes.

The train ride took slightly more than 2 hours, arriving at Aguas Calientes at 2130 and our hostal did not come to the train station to meet but everything got sorted out and check into the rooms without and problem.

Tomorrow morning I will be heading up to one of the new seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. Daddy got the entrance tickets for NPS122 per person excluding the USD14.00 bus fare up to the main gate.

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Some photos taken today

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