On June 12, 2013, we were visiting Machu Picchu. This was part of an extensive visit to South America that began shortly after we got married in April 2013.
Visiting Machu Picchu is a terrific experience that we would heartily recommend. For anyone wanting to make this trip, it’s probably best to do so with an organized tour company since the logistics can be tricky. We used the city of Cusco as a base for getting to Machu Picchu. Cusco is the foremost city of the Inca Empire and holds the claim as the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America.
After returning to Cusco, we then made another trip from there, this time to the rain forest in an area called Puerto Maldonado in the southern Amazon zone of Peru. Once we returned again to Cusco, we finally left the city to head south to the town of Puno and Lake Titicaca where we had the opportunity to explore some of the fascinating native groups living on the lake.
This time in southern Peru was a particularly memorable portion of our time in South America.