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Apart from historic photographs, unless otherwise stated, all photos on this site were taken by  members of my family. 

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2008 Mark Collins



2nd - 17th April 2004

I have long dreamed of visiting Peru. The famous ruins of Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the land of Llamas has always fascinated me since being told about it at primary school.  The dream was realised with our impulse booking in March for a fortnight in this wonderful country over Easter with my mother.

For simplicity, I have used our itinerary to share the memories, images and thoughts about this amazing experience.  It has been a massive task editing down the 2000+ photographs I took on this trip down to a manageable number for this web site.  I have succeeded in reducing them to around 300 - split across several pages.  I hope you enjoy seeing them and that the wait for the pages to load is worthwhile.

Day 1 ~ 3rd April 2004LimaCathedrals and Convents
Day 2 ~ 4th April 2004ArequipaCity tour and Santa Catalina Convent
Day 3 ~ 5th April 2004VolcanoesBumpy roads, llamas, volcanoes and steaming springs
Day 4 ~ 6th April 2004Colca CanyonCondors and highland villages
Day 5 ~ 7th April 2004CuscoPancakes and colonial churches
Day 6 ~ 8th April 2004Sacred ValleyVillage markets and Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo
Day 6 ~ ContinuedOllantaytamboMore pictures of these fabulous ruins
Day 7 ~ 9th April 2004SacsayhuamanInca fortress and sacred baths
Day 8 ~ 10th April 2004DisasterWorries and museums
Day 9 ~ 11th April 2004Moray & SalinasMarket, crop circles and salt mine
Day 10 ~ 12th April 2004Machu PicchuTrains, ruins and unforgettable vistas
Day 11 ~ 13th April 2004AltiplanoCoach trip, Inca ruins, colonial church and sacrificial temple
Day 12 ~ 14th April 2004Lake TiticacaFloating islands, boats and dancing
Day 13 ~ 15th April 2004SillustaniFunerary towers and highland farms
Day 14 ~ 16th April 2004HomewardSupermarket, restaurant and aeroplanes!

Our trip was organised by Llama Travel, who were excellent; well organised and extremely helpful.  They ensured we had a truly remarkable trip, even managing to organise things over the Easter weekend when the terrible land slide at Machu Picchu threatened to deprive us of our visit to the famous ruins.
I can really recommend them if you are considering a trip to Peru.