Machu Picchu – Peru

Machu Picchu – The capital of the Inca civilization, and one of the “wonders of the world”.

The surrounding area of mountain ranges, many of them snow capped, provide a great backdrop!

Introducing Your Children to Cultural Travel

I was fortunate to travel with my young daughter, and it was a trip of a lifetime for her. Machu Picchu was always a destination at the pinicle of my bucket list of places to travel. Being able to take my daughter was the best experience.

Being born in Mexico, she has already experienced the Mayan Culture. As most of the school kids are of Mayan descent in the town where we live.

Introducing her to Peruvian culture was just another step in her education. Which she thoroughly embraced and enjoyed.

We enjoyed the capital of the Inca, Cusco City for a maximum of 10 day. Making sure we had fully climitised for a few days due to the altitude!

Machu Picchu - The Ancient Inca Capital

When we entered the site of Machu Picchu we where in awe of the size of the site. Previous photographs everybody sees from books and videos do not put it into context. 

The magnitude of each building and structure, and work put into them are unbelievable.

I have tried to capture most of the site in my photographs (without tourists). Very hard understandably, but at least showing in detail the craftsmanship of the Inka Civilization.

As well has the Inca site, the surrounding mountains are absolutely breathtaking. On our trip the cloud inversions show just how high you are (2’430 metres, 7’972 feet above sea level). Hence why you need to aclimitise yourself before the ascent. You don’t want altitude sickness on one of the most enjoyable experiences you will ever encounter!

Rainbow Mountains Peru

We also managed to fit in a trip to Rainbow Mountains! Another amazing adventure ticked off our list. 

Check out the link and enjoy the journey!

Thank you again for stopping by!