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Some photos from a beautiful trip through Peru, including the Northern coast and the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. 

Lima

Lima

Lima

Lima

Lima | Miraflores neighborhood.

Lima | Miraflores neighborhood.

Huanchaco | A small fishing and surfing town on the Northern Coast. Home to fishermen who ride waves into shore upon their Caballitos de totora, personal fishing vessels made of reeds, a practice that has continued for over 3,000 years.

Huanchaco | A small fishing and surfing town on the Northern Coast. Home to fishermen who ride waves into shore upon their Caballitos de totora, personal fishing vessels made of reeds, a practice that has continued for over 3,000 years.

Huanchaco

Huanchaco

Tile work in Trujillo, the largest city in Northern Peru.

Tile work in Trujillo, the largest city in Northern Peru.

Huanchaco

Huanchaco

Trujillo

Trujillo

Trujillo

Trujillo

Chicama | A desolate fishing village where the desert meets the ocean, home to the longest rideable wave in the world. 

Chicama | A desolate fishing village where the desert meets the ocean, home to the longest rideable wave in the world. 

Day 1 of the Inca Trail | Beginning in the Sacred Valley, and continuing through the Andes for 26 miles to Machu Picchu, dotted with spectacular Incan ruins along the way. The trail actually spans over 75 miles, from Machu Picchu to Cuzco, the Inca would travel that distance in less time than it took us to make the 26 mile trek. There were numerous trails connecting the massive Incan empire in South America, however we were lucky enough to travel on the only known remaining original Inca trail, a stone path laid over 500 years ago, worn smooth by millions of footsteps.

Day 1 of the Inca Trail | Beginning in the Sacred Valley, and continuing through the Andes for 26 miles to Machu Picchu, dotted with spectacular Incan ruins along the way. The trail actually spans over 75 miles, from Machu Picchu to Cuzco, the Inca would travel that distance in less time than it took us to make the 26 mile trek. There were numerous trails connecting the massive Incan empire in South America, however we were lucky enough to travel on the only known remaining original Inca trail, a stone path laid over 500 years ago, worn smooth by millions of footsteps.

Inca Trail Day 1

Inca Trail Day 1

Inca Trail Day 1

Inca Trail Day 1

Inca Trail Day 2 | The view from Dead Woman's Pass, elevation 13,800 feet.

Inca Trail Day 2 | The view from Dead Woman's Pass, elevation 13,800 feet.

Inca Trail Day 3 | Phuyupatamarka | An Incan city in the clouds, complete with stone baths that still function today.

Inca Trail Day 3 | Phuyupatamarka | An Incan city in the clouds, complete with stone baths that still function today.

Inca Trail Day 3 

Inca Trail Day 3 

Inca Trail Day 3 | Intipata | A terraced, vertical, Incan farm.

Inca Trail Day 3 | Intipata | A terraced, vertical, Incan farm.

Inca Trail Day 3 

Inca Trail Day 3 

Machu Picchu | Temple of the Sun

Machu Picchu | Temple of the Sun