Flight Centre's Loc Nguyen realises his dream of visiting the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru. Loc discovers the warmth and hospitality of the local people while visiting Lake Titicaca and the Amazon jungle. Loc, share your amazing experiences with us.
It was a warm Sunday evening. I was slumped on my couch, lazily flicking from channel to channel. I stopped on the ABC channel, intrigued by images of a rugged mountain trail, roaming llamas and tanned grubby looking children in colourful woven fabrics. Machu Picchu and its infamous Inca Trail was the feature documentary that evening. I was fascinated and decided that Machu Picchu was a place that I had to see.
One year later I made it happen. My girlfriend and I booked a GAP tour which included visiting the Amazon jungle, Lake Titicaca where we were to experience an unforgettable home stay, and of course the eagerly anticipated four day Inca Trail trek. Peru greets you with warm smiles. It entices you with an array of aromas and guides you through its history and rich culture as you explore this interesting country.
It was incredibly fascinating to learn about the beliefs of the people and the way they lived and still live today. It was also surprising to learn that gum trees were imported into Peru from Australia for medicinal purposes and are now considered a pest plant. The views from the peaks and valleys along the way to Machu Picchu are breathtaking. If you are open and friendly, along the way, you will meet great friends who share the same spirit. It is not just the trek that has embossed such fond memories in my mind but every town and person who we came into contact with. Peru is an amazing destination which promises to fulfil any traveller who is after an adventurous exploration into culture, nature and people.
Looking for more information about travelling to Peru and Machu Picchu? Contact [email]text=Loc Nguyen[/email],an International Travel Consultant with Flight Centre based in Sunnybank, Queensland who can be reached at 1300 165 775 or by [email]text=email[/email].