The Magic of Machu Picchu

A Peruvian guide stands on a rock overlooking Machu Picchu.

A Peruvian guide stands on a rock overlooking Machu Picchu at the end of the Inca Trail.

We appreciate it when our guests share their stories with us and allow us to post them on our blog. Tom Thiss, from Excelsior, Minnesota, had this to say about his Adventure in Peru and Hiking the Inca Trail:

Machu Picchu cannot be adequately described. One has to experience it, and trekking the trail heightens the anticipation like a good story. The Sun Gate sunrise experience was shrouded in clouds yet for me, it did not matter. What mattered to me at that moment was the euphoria of restored health and energy and the sense of real accomplishment. Machu Picchu’s capacity to evoke the power of imagination not only offsets the “Inca Travail” it supercedes it. This to me is the true testimony of its potency.

Tom Thiss

Foot bridge over the Urubamba River is the start of the Inca Trail.

This footbridge over the Urubamba River is the start of the four-day trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Hikers run into a little rain at "Dead Woman's Pass."

A little rain feels good at “Dead Woman’s Pass,” at 13,860 feet, the highest point on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

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