Machu Picchu is often listed as one of the 7 wonders of the world, and is a top travel destination for many globe-trotters. Lucky for me, Ryan (the English Language Fellow working in Peru’s jungle region) wanted to visit this famous Incan ruin along with me. Also lucky for me, it’s not much more than a hop, skip, and a jump from Quito.
First, hop a plane from Quito, Ecuador to Cuzco, Peru.
Next, skip on over to Machu Picchu Pueblo, aka Aguas Calientes. Ryan and I opted to hire a driver to take us to Ollantaytambo, where we visited some ruins and enjoyed the adorable little town. Then we took the famous train the rest of the way to MPP.
I was a little worried that Machu Picchu might be over-hyped, but it’s not a let-down at all. Walking around the extensive ruins and seeing that famous shot of Huayna Picchu in person does not disappoint.