Scroll through the photos below to see trip moments, captured by Nat Geo staff member, Claire Tinsley, on her recent trip to Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel!
Machu Picchu in all its glory! I had always wanted to travel to Machu Picchu and it was certainly worth the wait! I was amazed at home much smaller it was in person, and yet still housed so many people when it was used by the Incas.
Don't feed the llamas! This one seemed to hope that we would give him something, but we stuck to our plan!
Near the top of Machu Picchu citadel, there is an ancient sundial, contructed out of one block of stone.
Inca architects were masters of cutting and placing stones so that they fit together perfectly without anything to seal them together. Despite a number earthquakes, they are still standing!
Despite having read up on Machu Picchu, it hadn't sunk in that it is well and truly set in a cloud forest. Here is the proof on one afternoon walk we had.
The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo team is very dedicated to their orchid research, and have an amazing, and extensive orchid garden onsite at their lodge.
These colorful Bird of Paradise plants could be seen all over the lodge property. Set against the lush green brought out by the rainy season, it provided a bright pop of color.
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