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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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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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Peru Launches New Trail To Machu Picchu

Sernanp – the state-run National Service of Natural Protected Areas in Peru has recently announced the launch of a new trekking route to Machu Picchu. The new trail which is known as Route 5: Chachabamba-Wiñaywayna-Machupicchu,

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Google Street View Comes To Machu Picchu

At some point, most of us have seen a Google vehicle driving around town. However, Google are now taking this one step further and getting off the beaten path to bring us some of the most beautiful places

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Rare Spectacled Bear Spotted At Machu Picchu

A rare sighting last week has left wildlife lovers in a buzz. Marlis Ferreyros (a tourist to Machu Picchu) had the great fortune of spotting a spectacled bear cub jumping down one of the many ancient terraces

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Sacred Valley Of The Incas

The Sacred Valley, or as it is known in Peru ‘Río Urubamba Valley’, was an important site for the Inca Empire and remains a hugely popular site for tourists today. Anyone who has traveled

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Machu Picchu Still Gets A Million Visitors A Year

The Incan citadel of Machu Picchu first received more than a million visitors a year in 2012. This continues to be the case, as the head of the Decentralised Directorate of Culture of Cusco, Ricardo Ruiz

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