Is Travelling to Machu Picchu Really Worth It?
The thing about these numerous wonders of the world is that most of them are either overrated or about to disappear out of existence.
Well, is Machu Picchu really worth it?
After visiting Machu Picchu in February of 2012, I came home with an eye opening experience and new stories to tell. A couple months later, my sister came home with an even better story to tell.
Machu Picchu is absolutely still worth visiting.
The landscape, the people, the history and every little part of the journey is as wonderful as all us travellers make it out to be. However, how you visit may make or break your experience. I was mildly disappointed that on my journey we took the train to Machu Picchu and once at the top, we took a 1.5 hour hike up to the top of another mountain. On my sisters journey, she took a 4-5 day hike up to the top of the mountains which made the trip that much more memorable. If I were to make suggestions to someone looking to visit Machu Picchu, don’t just visit to say you went, take some time to explore Machu Picchu. Peru has a diverse range of climates from deserts to rain forests and everything in between. I missed out on a lot of the experience simply by taking the train to the top.
If you want your Machu Picchu experience to REALLY be worth it, take the full week hike up to the top and come home with a REAL story to tell your friends and family.
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