It was my first time solo traveling and it was my mission to see Machu Picchu. Rony, Veronica, and Miguel were absolutely amazing individuals. Rony picked me up from my hostel and took me to the train. I took the train to Aguas Caliente where Veronica met me. She gave me time to eat and then escorted me to the bus. After a short bus ride up the mountains, Miguel took me around the tour. I got very lucky because I was the only one on the tour. Miguel is super knowledgeable, and an amazing photographer! He should really consider a side gig as a photographer. I learned so much about Machu Picchu, the culture and history. I feel so grateful and privileged to visit such a beautiful place and have a guide that is so connected to the history show me around. He had visual aides to show me what Machu Picchu could look like, how it used to look like, and more. It was a very emotional moment when you think about how the place was built and the generations that lived here.
Thank you, everyone, for making this such a smooth tour for a first-time visitor. I will be back and staying much longer so I can hike the Inca trail.