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Peru Photo Gallery: Trail to Machu Picchu

Follow the Super Inca trail on a hike to Machu Picchu. You'll see secluded waterfalls, towering peaks, and the lost city itself. (Anthony Cerretani)
  • The ruins of Ollantaytambo in Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Hiking with a shaman on the Super Inca (Ankascocha) Trail.
  • The village of Chilipaua on the Super Inca (Ankascocha) Trail.
  • A secluded waterfall in the Ankascocha Valley.
  • The Andes loom over the trail.
  • Pukara bulls perch on the roves of Peruvian houses to bring abundance and prosperity.
  • The train to Machu Picchu.
  • The lost city of Machu Picchu.
  • A view of Machu Picchu from the top of Mount Machu Picchu.
The ruins of Ollantaytambo in Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas.
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The ruins of Ollantaytambo in Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas.

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What an awesome photo and experience. I wonder how long did it take to aclimate to the high altitude?
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