One of our primary objectives for this trip is to visit Machu Picchu. Due to our bad timing, we will be passing through southern Peru in mid June. This will be during the peak season for visitors to Machu Picchu due to it being a traditional family vacation period for North Americans and Europeans. That being the case we thought it would be a good idea to purchase our tickets in advance.
Notice all the little red crabs in the picture below? As you walk along the beach you can see them up ahead scrambling to find their hole in the sand as you approach.
We see them in the mornings, net fishing from the beach.