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How Many Tourists Visit Machu Picchu Annually

Machu Picchu is one of world’s most iconic archeological sites and Peru’s most popular tourist attraction. Since it’s discovery by Hiram Bingham in 1911, the site has been a key feature

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Training For Machu Picchu – How To Be Perfectly Prepared For Your Hike

Treks to Machu Picchu vary in difficulty and length, but all require a basic level of fitness. In general you will be trekking anywhere between 10-15km a day, for up to six days on the longer routes (i.e.

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Things To Do In Machu Picchu – 18 Must-See Sights!

Situated high in the Andean hills, Machu Picchu sits atop a ridge overlooking several large valleys. Its iconic status as one of the worlds most interesting places to visit means that millions of tourists

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Inca Trail Availability And Permits

The Inca Trail is now so famous that it’s almost a rite of passage for travellers. Its iconic status as one of the most incredible trails on earth means that thousands of trekkers every year hike

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Trekking To Machu Picchu In December

Because many people get time off over Christmas, we often get asked by our readers if trekking to Machu Picchu in December is a good idea. Therefore, we thought we would put together a quick article in

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Hiram Bingham – Discovering Machu Picchu

Hiram Bingham III, later just Hiram Bingham, was a Hawaiian-born American who was an explorer, academic and historian of South American studies. Later in life he became a politician and served as a Governor

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Tipping On The Inca Trail And Porter Welfare

Trekking to Machu Picchu is an incredible experience. The stunning scenery, mountain vistas and, of course, the history of the land makes it quite simply one the most popular tourist destinations in the

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10 Best Things To Do In The Sacred Valley

A popular destination for tourists to Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley is a lush green valley lying just 15km north of Cusco. Used by the Inca people, the valley was a highly prized site due to its rich

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Alternative Inca Trail Treks That Rock

Trekking to Machu Picchu is a dream adventure for many people, with the Classic Inca Trail featuring as the most popular route to the famous site.But its popularity has its downsides as well.Here are a

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Things To Do In Cusco – The Ultimate List Of Fun And Interesting Ideas

Cusco, or Cuzco (Spanish) and Qosqo (Quechua), was once the capital of the Incan empire and is today the capital of the Cusco Region and Province.Cusco is the centre of the Quechua culture, a

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Felt Language Of The Incas – Inca Knots Decoding Progress

A remarkable discovery was made in 2017, regarding the ever-mysterious Inca quipu (pronounced: key-poo). The quipu or khipu is an intricate system of colorful strings and knots, with each color and knot

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Best Hotels In Ollantaytambo – Sacred Valley Hotels

Nestled in the centre of the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo is a fantastic little town that provides a great destination to stopover en route to Machu Picchu.The town is conveniently situated near the railway

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MIT Digitizes Machu Picchu Sanctuary

Machu Picchu was once an incredibly beautiful city. While the lost city may be in ruins now, the craftmanship of the stonework has remained stunning after thousands of years, lending credence to the true

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Best Hotels In Cusco Peru – Cusco Accommodation Options For Hikers And Travelers

We know that looking for accommodation in Cusco can be a little daunting as there is so much choice.Below we have tried to distil out the Best Hotels in Cusco across three categories: cheap and

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Best Hotels In Aguas Calientes Peru – Budget To Premium Options!

Aguas Calientes, also know as Machupicchu or Machupicchu Pueblo, is the bustling town that sits below the ruins of Machu Picchu. The town was named Aguas Calientes by the Spanish as there are hot springs

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