Raqchi Temple – Peru -Southamerica Trip

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Raqchi Temple is on the way between Cusco an Bolivia; it is one of the nicest Inka temples in Peru, but in a very hot are – around 42°C…

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When you drive further down to Bolivia ( El Alto, La Paz) you will pass the mountains again and reach again more than 4.000 meters above sea level.

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A very nice highlight on the way to Bolivia is the crossing of the Titicaca lake with the bus. You will see that in the next blog post.

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Machu Picchu – Peru – Cusco – Southamerica Trip

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Another early morning today, we woke up at 4 am to reach Machu Picchu before noon.

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We drove down to the train station and took the train up to Machu Picchu. The train ride was about 90 min.

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There are several ways to reach Machu Picchu; you can walk up the road, take the bus – or walk the Inka trail – and in that case, you will walk down to Machu Picchu as the Inka Trail is a bit higher compared to Machu Picchu.

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The Machu Picchu itself is not a very nice area as the guides an the staff itself is very unfriendly, very rude and pushing thousands of people through the ruins per day. Unfriendly people but amazing view…

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Rainbow Mountain – Peru – Cusco -Southamerica Trip

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As already explained, Cusco in Peru is a very good destination to travel around in Peru as there are so many things to see in the close area (approx 3-4 hours with car / bus).

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If you are in Cusco, get up at 3 am and travel to Rainbow Mountain. This will be a 3 hour drive from 3.500 meters above sea level up to 4.200 meters above sea level.

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From 4.200 meters above sea level, you will hike up to 5.100 meters above sea level.

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Due to the altitude of more than 5.000 meters, this journey is very exhausting, but absolutely worth to do it.

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If you are in a good shape, you will not need any oxygen, but to be honest, a lot of people needed that.

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We came back at 7 o’clock pm to Cusco for a dinner and felt into bed as the next morning was also an early one to reach Machu Picchu before noon…

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Peru – Cusco – Southamerica Trip

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Cusco itself is very beautiful city with very old buildings and beautiful old town. Small stores everywhere and a lot of people on the street, selling Alpaca clothes, Coca leafs and other stuff.

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Cusco is also the place to start a lot of journeys to some Inca places like Machu Picchu or into the mountains – like Rainbow Mountain – what you will see within the next blog posts.

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We have been there in November – spring time in the southern hemisphere – but still very cold during night.

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The next day started very early at 3 am in the morning with the climb up to Rainbow Mountain.

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Peru – Lima – Southamerica Trip

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A couple of weeks ago we started with our South America trip, flying from Frankfurt to Sao Paulo and had the first stop in Lima / Peru. We only stayed there for one day as Peru has so many things to explore and Lima is just the point to enter Peru.

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So we took a couple of hours to see Lima before we flew very early the next morning to Cusco.

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The flight to Cusco was very interesting as you arrive between high mountains with an altitude of 3.500 meters above sea level.

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