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Trip Report My milestone birthday trip to Machu Picchu

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I am just returning from my 50th birthday trip to Machu Picchu, solo. It was a very memorable spectacular trip and the perfect way to celebrate the transition to this next decade of life. I am in the airport in Atlanta right now so I will write the details later. Here are the pictures to start off:

http://s814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/cmtslc/peru%20all/

http://s814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/cmtslc/peru%202011/

My itinerary:

day 1- arrival in Lima at 11 pm, overnight in airport at LIma, 5 am flight to Cusco. Sacred Valley tour and overnight in Ollantaytambo.

day 2- Olly to AC via Perurail in am. Relax in AC for MP early the next day.

day 3- Machu Picchu, at last! depart on 4:50ish train to Cusco. Overnight Cusco at Unaytambo hotel

day 4- white water rafting class 4-5 rapids on Urubamba river, all day. Evening in cusco and overnight.

day 5- early am bus to Puno for lake titicaca. overnight in Puno.

day 7- early am start two day tour of Lake Titicaca. Visit Uros island and Amantina. Overnight in a Peruvian home on Amantina island.

day 8- leave Amantina for Taquile island. hike, lunch, and then return to Puno at 3:30 pm. Overnight bus from Puno to Cusco.

day 9- flight from Cusco to Lima, noon. stay at Hotel Grand Boliver in Lima downtown on Plaza Martin.

day 10- explore Lima, return home after midnight.

more to come......

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