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Poll: Must see/favorite memory/site in Peru?

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Poll: Must see/favorite memory/site in Peru?

With a lot of research on these boards - I booked and am going to Lima/Cuzco/Sacred Valley/MP/Lake Titicaca in a couple months with a private guide. Can't wait! I am interested in what everyone thought was the one must-see sight/ruin/landmark/whatever experience that made their trip to Peru extra memorable! For instance, in Santorini, I visited a winery on the cliff side that I'll never forget...

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1. Re: Poll: Must see/favorite memory/site in Peru?

I guess it will be Machu Picchu !

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2. Re: Poll: Must see/favorite memory/site in Peru?

The young lady who pulled my jacket, asked me to take her picture and give her money. Why because she wanted an ice cream. Priceless.

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3. Re: Poll: Must see/favorite memory/site in Peru?

www.ollantaytambo.org

the Inkan fortress...

sunset...

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4. Re: Poll: Must see/favorite memory/site in Peru?

Sacred Valley, talking bad Spanish with friendly locals such as little girl and her brother who asked where I was going, the assistant archaelogist at Ollantaytambo, or the weaver from Chahuaytire.

As for sights, probably the trail down from Pisac ruins, then Ollantaytambo ruins and Inka Town, and then Macchu Picchu. Yes, 3rd.

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5. Re: Poll: Must see/favorite memory/site in Peru?

In Lima, eating ceviche, the Larco museum, and a nighttime double decker bus tour of the colonial center.

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6. Re: Poll: Must see/favorite memory/site in Peru?

Most memorable: my first view of Machu Picchu from the SunGate, shrouded in mist with the sun peeking through, after that long, grueling trek. I forgot all about how tired I was.

In Lima: dinner at La Rosa Nautica, set out on a pier in the Pacific Ocean, with the waves crashing beneath us. Or the view of the Pacific Ocean from our room at Second Home Peru in Barranco.

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7. Re: Poll: Must see/favorite memory/site in Peru?

In Lima, the view from our room at The Miraflores Park Hotel and enjoying pisco sours in the luxurious wood-panelled lounge. Then browsing among the local shops and purchasing exquisite alpaca knits and silver items.

In Cusco, every minute of our stay at The Hotel Monasterio, which began with lobster club sandwiches at lunch in the courtyard (and more pisco sours). And our dinner at MAP - one of the best restaurant experiences (food, service, ambience) I have had anywhere in the world.

Getting to Machu Picchu on the Hiram Bingham- a breathtaking 3 1/2 hour journey that made me wish I could slow time...

Thanks for giving me a reason to revisit that trip! :)

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8. Re: Poll: Must see/favorite memory/site in Peru?

These are awesome - I'm so excited for the trip!

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9. Re: Poll: Must see/favorite memory/site in Peru?

Seeing Machu Picchu from the Sungate after hiking the Inca Trail was the most awesome sight. Just being able to follow in historys footprints was such an accomplishment.

Overall, everything we did and saw in Peru was incredible - but my second most favorite was Moray.

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10. Re: Poll: Must see/favorite memory/site in Peru?

Peru is so special a place for me as my wife is from there and the three times I went there was surrounded by family and was escorted around so easily as to skew my impression as to what is a must see and what is a must see....Cusco is a place where you feel the exotic feel of an ancient city, Macchupiccu is where you feel what everybody says it is...it is Macchupichu. On the southern beaches of Peru, past Arequipa you finally feel like you have gotten away from the hustle and bustle we have here....And Lima, always disregarded as a great place to visit has alot to offer for someone wanting to see Latin culture. Just remember to take lots of pictures and savor the places you go.