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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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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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Things To Do In Machu Picchu – The 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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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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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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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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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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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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Machu Picchu Environmental Concerns Abate

Environmental groups and sometimes even UNESCO experts often lobby for the inclusion of Machu Picchu in the United Nations List of World Heritage in Danger to spur preservation. The site is threatened

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