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Peru Travel Vlog Day 3: Machu Picchu Hike & Huayna Picchu Hike


It’s now 4:35 AM. We’re gonna have breakfast and we’re going to try to catch one of the first busses up to Machu Picchu. I’m excited to see what all the fuss is about. I’m the very first one here for breakfast. This is the line at 5:00 in the morning. It’s 5:15 in the morning. It’s 5:42 AM. We didn’t have to wait too long to get on the bus. It’s so bumpy! Ok, so Machu Picchu is super touristy, But there’s a reason: Because it’s awesome. It’s one of the most amazing places I’ve ever seen. Check it out. I’m starting the hike up to Huayna Picchu. It should take about 45 minutes each way; We’ll see because my knee kind of hurts. Going up these kind of steps is kind of meditative. You just focus on the next one in front of you; not how many are ahead, and not how many are behind. Just one more step. I would tell you guys how many steps this is, but I don’t wanna know. So I’m just gonna Wikipedia it when I…get home. I’m at the top of Huayna Picchu. It took me almost exactly 45 minutes. And that’s Machu Picchu down below. So the trick to climbing up a mountain is to go as slow as you need to. Don’t stop until you get to the top. It’s kind of like meditation. Just keep going until you get there. Whew, just finished. It’s 12:51 PM. And this is the line for the bus. I definitely recommend buying your tickets beforehand. Ready for lunch! This place is so cute! [Really long yawn…] We’re on our way back to Cusco. More information in the description below!

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21 thoughts on “Peru Travel Vlog Day 3: Machu Picchu Hike & Huayna Picchu Hike

  1. So special. That mist hanging in the air was so beautiful. Good work on the climb. Looked well worth it for the view. Brilliant vlog. Thomas

  2. That was the queue to catch the bus in that early morning . Those mountain ranges looks just awesome . I liked you fast and slow shots .this video has been edited so perfectly

  3. Oh yeah I remeber that hairpin road driving up. it is awesome, I found it had a Disneyland feel to it lol. But amazing place. did not do Huayn Pichuu, looks so beautiful. Did you go to Pisac as well while in Cusco?

  4. Great vlog. When I tried signing up for Huynapichu it was sold out, b.c i was around new years. I also didn't go at like 5 AM. It's pretty tough to make a bad video about Machhu Pichu !

  5. Peru is literally on the top of my travel bucket list, visiting Machu Picchu would be the most amazing experience (it certainly looked like you enjoyed it). I like your advice on how to approach the hike as one step at a time, and to think of it as a meditation. I tend to go for really long walks as a flow exercise, so I can definitely relate to the mindset.

  6. i like the time lapse at 3:00. what was the book you were signing? a visitors log? i like the before and after shots of the food. those stone sculptures in town are pretty cool too.

  7. Machu Picchu looks stunning! I definitely wanna go there one day! It somehow reminded me of my experience in Angkor Wat πŸ™‚
    Really liked the editing in this video! Did you stay in a hotel or a hostel because the breakfast in the beginning looked way better than what I experienced at hostels πŸ˜€

  8. I didn't realise there there was so many visitors to Machu Picchu as people's photos alway make it look empty. The time lapse really gives you an idea of all the people visiting. It looks like one of the most amazing places i the world.

  9. I didn't realise there there was so many visitors to Machu Picchu as people's photos alway make it look empty. The time lapse really gives you an idea of all the people visiting. It looks like one of the most amazing places i the world.

  10. Great video about world famous Machu Picchu. Last year we have visited Machu Picchu and we were able to get tickets to hike Machu Picchu Montana which is opposite from Huayna Picchu and we absolutely love the experience.

  11. That time lapse at the beginning was awesome! Those views at 3:10 are breathtaking! Damn you, you made me yawn at the end! Love it!:) Makes me want to get outside and hike!

  12. I can't wait to get to Peru one day, looks so amazing!

    One little thing: Would be great, if you could turn up the talking bits a bit, the music is so much louder πŸ™‚

  13. Looks an outstanding trek but like all of these places, they do get a lot of tourists but after all, we are just tourists too. However looking at the video the hype looks justified and the views look spectacular.

  14. Seriously got goosebumps watching parts of this Miranda! What a stunning place. And it looks freaking massive!

  15. Haha you are absolutely right – touristy, but awesome – it's so worth it despite how touristy it is! There really is no other place like it. Good tip about taking it slow. It's especially important to do that to avoid altitude sickness.

  16. So great to see Machu Picchu. I did the 4 day Inka trail last year and could not put into words how amazing it was. We did not do Huayna Picchu. We were pretty tired by the time we got to Machu Picchu. Thanks for the video.

  17. Hi Miranda, thanks for this awesome video of Machu Picchu! You got some really nice footage! Great job! I had the happy surprise of seeing my reflection in the window of the train as we were on our way back to Ollantaytambo! I'm famous on Mirambling!! πŸ˜‰

  18. Where did you stay the night before going to Machu Picchu? Was it Cusco, Aguas Calientes, or Ollantaytambo? So, then, to get to Machu Picchu, you got the bus (starting where), which left you in the entrance to the mountains? What about the train? Doesn't it take you to the very entrance of the mountains? Xx

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