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Machu Picchu Holiday Tips

The 15th century ruins of Machu Picchu are open all-year-round. This could well be the journey of a lifetime and there are a few minor details that will improve the quality of your visit. Here are our

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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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Fun Facts About Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu was constructed by the Incas in the 15th century, 7,972 feet up on a mountain ridge. It’s believed that it was built for the emperor, Pachucuti. Today, it’s Peru’s leading

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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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New Machu Picchu Regulations Start July 1st 2017

In 1983 the little known archeological site of Machu Picchu received UNESCO World Heritage status. Since then Machu Picchu has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with traveller

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Riba Award For Building Inspired By Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is arguably the most breathtakingly beautiful archaeological site in the world. It is an ancient ruin, thought to have been built as a place of worship or as a country residence for an Incan

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Machu Picchu Ranks #1 in TripAdvisor’s New Landmarks’ Ranking

Perched high atop a ridge in the Andes Mountains, the ancient Incan site of Machu Picchu has been given the title of the TripAdvisor’s top world landmark as voted for by its members. The ranking list,

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British Tourist Arrested for Posing Nude at Machu Picchu

Two tourists, a British man and Frenchman, were arrested at Machu Picchu last week (Thursday, 3rd March 2016) for posing naked for photos within the famous 15th century citadel. The two were spotted by

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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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Inca Trail Toilets – What to Expect When You Are Bursting!

If you like your modern plumbing and your the sort of person that needs to be prepared for everything, finding out what the toilet situation is like on the Inca Trail is vital. It is not a well documented

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