Tim and I returned to Peru, ready and excited to go and explore Machu Picchu. We had been saving the city of Cusco as a sort of grand finale to our time in South America. We arrived really late after an interminable bus ride from hell from La Paz, and took the following day to rest up and relax before we made our plans to visit the notorious Inca ruins, Machu Pichu. We definitely didn’t expect that we we’re both about to get sick and take turns being bedridden for the next week. Fortunately it was nothing serious, and once we we’re feeling better, we knew that simply visiting Machu Picchu by bus wasn’t going to be enough. We needed a little bit of an adventure to get there, so we booked a 4 day/3 night Inca Jungle trek.
Tim and I arrived in Puno, Peru late one evening a couple weeks ago. The sun was setting as we approached the city and we were offered our first glimpse of the beautiful Lake Titicaca from the top of the hills which surround the city.