Although our Wheatley travelers are approaching the end of their stay in Peru, they are still providing updates. This most recent update was provided by Morgan, Ari and Sabrina.
Today was the day we have all been waiting for. Today we went to Machu Picchu! After waking up at 6 am and then rushing to make the train, we arrived at the mountain. On the 3 hour and 45 minute train ride, Mother Nature’s creations truly fascinated us. As we enjoyed the breath taking scenes of mountains, waterfalls, and rural homes, we engaged in intense card games with each other. After arriving at the Machu Picchu train station, we jumped on a bus to get us to the top of the mountain. Then, once at the base of Machu Picchu, we had a delicious authentic lunch before starting our hike.
Equipped with our selfie sticks and smiles, we took some breath taking photos. Machu Picchu was something unlike anything we could have imagined. Picture perfect it was. We hiked all around the ancient village and learned all about the secrets behind the works of the Incas. After our four hour tour, we hoped back on the bus and headed to the hotel at the base of the beautiful mountains. We were all amazed by the view and cannot wait to hike the mountain adjacent to Machu Picchu. Tomorrow is another big day, we are waking bright and early hike on another mountain. We will keep you updated! For now, hasta luego!