View of a trail on Machu Picchu.
Just another view.
And a chinchilla.
Temple of the Three Windows.
Another view of Machu Picchu.
A llama laying down.
The train to Cusco passing through Aguas Calientes.
The town of Aguas Calientes.
Machu Picchu Pueblo.
Our hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Onboard the train back to Cusco.
Day 7 and 8 - Flights back to Tampa
The flights back home were... interesting to say the least. We started with a 1PM flight back to Lima, the last Star Peru flight of the day. We then had a very long layover in Lima as the flight was leaving around 11PM. After eating multiple times and walking around it was time for our flight to Atlanta to board. We ended up boarding about 15 minutes late, the beginning of the end. The captain announced there would be about a one hour delay due to engine problems so I reclined the seat and passed out. I ended up waking up three hours later, at about 3AM, as we were pushing back. I was curious why we left late, but happy we left so I went back to bed. As I woke up I was surprised with the announcement "Ladies and gentlemen, we are now beginning our initial descent into Fort Lauderdale." What!? Well, apparently the crew chose to fly to the US landing in FLL and switching crews then continuing onto Atlanta, instead of canceling in Lima. In the end it worked out and we got to Atlanta and made a connection for our flight to Tampa.
Check in for Star Peru at Cusco.
Headed into the terminal.
Inca Kola. Something you have to try, but only once.
Inside the terminal in Cusco.
Star Peru Flight #1130
Cusco, Peru (CUZ) - Lima, Peru (LIM)
Equipment - Bae-146
Seat Assignment - 1F, Economy Class, Window
Departure Time - 1:15PM
Arrival Time - 2:50PM
Flying Time - 1 hour 40 minutes
Departure Gate - 2
Arrival Gate - N/A
Aircraft Registration - OB-1877-P
Status - On Time
Date - July 8, 2012
Boarding gate for Lima.