Travel To Machu Picchu, Peru With Joel Nsadha
I am going to be traveling and photographing people and places in Peru on August 22 - 28 and I couldn’t be more excited. I would like to you to come along for this 7-day fun-filled excursion. It is open to beginner photographers, amateurs, professionals and iPhone photographers too. ‘No photographer left behind’
Because we have less than 10 spots left to fill, you have to sign up before May 24th to be able to make it on the trip.
This trip is in collaboration with photographers without borders, a community of storytellers that builds capacity for Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) around the world. What is special about this trip is that we will get to accomplish two things in general;
Fun travel, exploration, and sightseeing. Peru has many fantastic travel destinations like Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley that we will visit and photograph. These should be great for landscapes and travel photography.
We will experience the culture and photograph within a community. We will visit a weaving co-op and a pottery making community. This will provide us with a great opportunity to photograph people and the colorful culture.
You have probably seen amazing photographs of Machu Picchu on your favorite Instagram travel account or in a magazine. This magnificent citadel located right above the Urubamba river was built in the 15th century and later abandoned. Still standing today are walls built with huge rocks without any motor. Even though the people that built this place left no clue on what it was used for, they left us with such a marvel that will be enjoyed for centuries.
The sacred valley is a 60km area of fertile farmland, colonial Spanish villages, and handicraft markets. On a guided tour, we will visit a local weaving co-op and a pottery making community. We will get a great opportunity to learn about weaving directly from the women that do it and get some souvenirs too.
Maras Salt Mines
This is another highlight I am looking forward to on day three. Located in the sacred valley and 40km north of Cusco, this historical town is known for its evaporation salt ponds. For centuries, salt has been obtained from these colorful ponds through an outlet from an underground stream.
These terraces are a step-like landscape dug into the side of a hillside for agricultural purposes. In this Andean countryside, we will go on a very scenic drive through small villages and communities.
We will stop for a picnic lunch at Piuray Lagoon and explore by Kayak or paddle-board.
Hiking And Trekking
For those that love to hike, you will have a great time exploring the Moray and Maras ancient Incan ruins.
There is a lot more for us to see and do on this trip. This might as well be the most scenic trip for anyone that loves travel and photography.
Sign up here before May 24th to get on board. See you in Peru.