Machu Picchu is both an architectural marvel and a stunning piece of artwork wrapped up into one iconic travel destination. Considered one of the new wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is one of South America’s, if not the world’s, most recognizable places. Because of its beauty, tourists flock to Machu Picchu each year to get a glimpse of it first hand and to try and capture its essence in photographs. However, capturing this beautiful place in photographs is not without its challenges.
There are few places in this world as jaw-dropping as Machu Picchu and few hikes in this world with as much historical significance and as many beautiful vistas as the Inca Trail that was used by the Inca people to get to Machu Picchu. Before you begin to plan your trip, please use this guide to give you a sense of what you will need to pack with you when you visit Machu Picchu or hike the Inca Trail.
The past few days have been one of the most amazing adventures I have had traveling. I would say it ranks right up there with our safari adventures in Tanzania. I don’t think I can find the words that accurately reflect how amazing Peru has been.
The city of Cusco is now one of my favorite cities I have visited. It is such an amazing city. After spending the day exploring the city, which I wrote about in yesterday’s journal entry, we got up very early today to begin our adventure of exploring Machu Picchu.
After months of planning and organizing, our planning for our Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands trip is finally complete. We have been doing our best to take you along with us during our planning process so that we can demonstrate to you how our unique planning process works. Hopefully this information has been helpful for you and you and you will be able to use some of this process to plan your future trips.
In this article, I am going to discuss the logistics of our trip. By answering the “how” and “how long” questions in our travel planning process, we will be able to start filling in our transportation and accommodation needs for the trip. However, before we can start shopping for flights and hotels, we need to know how long we are going to be staying and what our itinerary is going to look like.
If you have been following our blog, you know that I am a big proponent of doing the proper planning before you travel so that you get the best shots when you are there. It is a huge piece of my travel photography workflow. Sure, you’ll probably get some great shots if you just wing it, but you are likely to miss as many great shots as you get.
If you aren’t a regular follower of our blog, we would like to say welcome! Hopefully everyone is having a fantastic start to 2018. For those who haven’t read our post on our travel plans for 2018, we are in the early stages of planning a trip to Peru and Ecuador this year to visit Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands. As promised, we are going to share with you some of our travel planning process with this trip.