After our tour through The Sacred Valley, we boarded Peruvian Rail to Aguas Calientes. We had an evening layover before we heading to Machu Picchu.
The “Official Photographer” for our family adventure, I got to sit next to the window. My first perk as a travel blogger! The sights were incredible. There was this overwhelming sense of gratitude.
During our journey to Aguas Calientes, the crew put on a fashion show displaying all the fabulous baby alpaca clothing designs available. Being the shopper I that I am, I could not resist bringing home to Texas one of these soft, luxurious sweaters. I cannot wait to wear it this Winter!
Aguas Calientes is a small town about an hours bus ride away from Machu Picchu. We stayed one night in this quaint little town.
We took an evening stroll through all the shops selling the traditional souvenirs. There was also local fruits and vegetables for sale as well.
There were so many restaurants to choose from. We decided we wanted pizza and came across this place that had a real brick oven. It was delicious!! Just the type of pizza I like, thin crust, crispy, but not burnt!! I wish I could remember the name of this restaurant. I was so exhausted and hungry from the day’s travels that I forgot to even look.
We had to get into line at 5am to board the bus to Machu Picchu. Seats are not assigned, so we got into the line at 4:30am so we could be some of the first guests through the gates of Machu Picchu.
The winding roads of Machu Picchu are one lane at best. I have no clue how they managed to drive these buses packed full of people up the mountain without crashing. It was a pretty scary ride, but we managed to make it to the top alive!! We wanted to catch the Sunrise, which was truly amazing!
Have you been on the Peruvian Rail To Aguas Calientes? Share your visit with me in the comments below!