The final day of our Machu Picchu Lodge Trek brings us full circle, back to Cusco! Today we enjoyed a relaxed morning at Inkaterra, where they offer nature programs like bird watching and orchid viewing tours along with checking out the endangered Peruvian speckled bear.
After another delicious lunch we boarded the PeruRail train and made our way to Ollantaytambo where a van awaited us. From the jungle lowlands of 8,000 feet back to the high plains of the Andes we arrived back in Cusco to the El Mercado where our Trek began.
We we had one final celebratory dinner together at Limo near the Plaza. We shared our favorite moments of the trek over some wine and Peruvian/sushi fusion. For some the highlight was the pass and proximity to the high Andean peaks, for some it was successfully completing the challenge of the trek, (well done!) for others the photographic moments and cultural experience.
For myself, I loved all of those aspects of this trek and really think it’s a great option for those looking to hike over world class mountain terrain while really getting to experience the local culture in comfort and style. But my favorite part was getting to know the people who signed up for the adventure. Without you all, I couldn’t share doing what I love. Thank you all for making the trip awesome! Keep exploring and climbing and sharing your great selves with the world!
Flash back a week when we were climbing over Salcantay Pass! It was a grand adventure, muchos gracias! Safe travels and here’s to the next adventure!