Saturday, March 10, 2012

Machu Picchu - Getting off the beaten path and finding the hidden beauties

Getting off the beaten path at Machu Picchu can produce some truly wonderful experiences. I would guess that 95% off all the tourists that visit the fascinating ruins never get outside of the traditional sightseeing areas. That’s where I tend to differ a bit. I love the adventure and getting away from the crowds.

Let me say this:  No matter how many photographs you have seen, stories you have heard, or travel guides you have read, nothing can prepare you for actually being in Machu Picchu.  It is simply one of the most amazing places on our planet.  No doubt.

With a little extra effort I was able to find some wonderful areas of Machu Picchu that are not seen quite as much. I found areas where I was completely on my own with the ruins. Keep in mind the main areas of the mountain tend to be quite crowded as you can see from these pictures.