Machu Picchu & the Galápagos
Lima • Cuzco • Machu Picchu • Galápagos • Quito      
OAT:  7/18 - 8/3, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Train ride through Urubamba Gorge • Explore Machu Picchu:
After breakfast this morning, we visited and sampled local brewed corn beer,  then continued to Ollantaytambo, where we boarded the train to Machu Picchu.
The train ride took a bit less than two hours and offered spectacular views into the gorge of the Urubamba River.

The train brought us to the town of Aguas Calientes, from where we then drove to the ruins. This drive took about a half an hour,
as we followed a zigzag route up a steep hill.

We were given a complete and compelling look at the fabled “Lost City of the Incas,”
which was discovered in 1911 by Yale archaeologist (and later, U.S. Senator) Hiram Bingham.
Subsequent discoveries (such as Bingham's later unearthing of the Inca Trail and the 1941 discovery of nearby Huayna Picchu)
suggest that Machu Picchu was not simply a “lost city” but part of a whole “lost region.” More than 172 tombs have been excavated,
and in 2002 Peruvian archaeologists uncovered the first complete burial site, with a woman's skeleton, bronze pins, and a clay pot.
 
 
 
今天早上先去參觀了一個小型的玉米啤酒廠。
然後我們在 Ollantaytambo 當地街道逛了一下才去火車站搭車去 Machu Picchu,
火車要開兩個半小時,我們每個人發一個午餐包,在火車上吃。
火車路線邊是 Urubamba River,風景很好。

我們將在 Machu Picchu 當地過一夜,所以我們在上火車前,行李已經分成三份,
一份送去 Machu Picchu 結束後的下一站旅館,一份送去 Machu Picchu 當地我們今晚將過夜的旅館,
一份是帶在自己身邊。

我們一下火車,馬上轉搭 Machu Picchu 的汽車,開到 Machu Picchu 的大門口,導遊買票進去裡面參觀。
我們一直在 裡面玩到五點關門時刻才出來,回旅館休息,
明天還要再來參觀。
 
 
 
 
參觀了一個小型的玉米啤酒廠
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
因為去火車站時間還太早,我們在當地隨便逛了一下,
 
 
 
 
導遊帶大家去當地一個做小生意的居民家參觀,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
這家人養了很多豚鼠 (Guinea pig ),豚鼠(Guinea pig) 是當地人的一道佳餚。
 
 
 
 
 
去火車站搭車去 Machu Picchu,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
一下火車,馬上就坐汽車開到 Machu Picchu 門口,進去參觀。
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lookout Post
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
全體團員合影,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Temple of the Sun
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Main Temple (The Principle Temple)
 
 
 
Intiwatana (Sacred District / Barrio Sagrado)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Royal Tomb
 
 
 
The Fountains
 
 
 
 
 
 
temple of the condor