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Machu Picchu Travel Guide

For those planning a trip to Machu Picchu, we have the definitive Machu Picchu travel guide with expert tips, advice and ideas so you know how to visit Machu Picchu like a seasoned traveler for the most rewarding of Machu Picchu vacations.

Couple Admiring The Spectacular View Of Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu Honeymoon: A Romantic's Guide To The Ruins

Congratulations! You are married and now ready to set off on your Machu Picchu honeymoon. Your honeymoon to Machu Picchu will have you surrounded by mountainous landscapes, which offer the perfect romantic […]
Intihuatana, Machu Picchu
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14 Must-See Sights & Tourist Attractions In Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist attraction in Peru because of its intricate system of Inca ruins. Machu Picchu sights are famous because it was the ceremonial center for the Incas, […]
Royal Tomb In The Citadel Of Machu Picchu
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Top 10 Things To Do At Machu Picchu

Located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel and is one of the most familiar icons for the Inca civilization. You will be amazed by […]
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11 Best Places To Stay In Peru

When traveling to Peru where to stay is at the top of the list when planning an itinerary. Fortunately the country has a wealth and variety of luxurious accommodations to suit the […]
Panoramic view of Miraflores Distric, Lima - Peru
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When Is The Best Time To Visit Peru?

Iced-over mountains rearing past 20,000 feet, yawning and mist-clawed selva soundtracked by bellowing howler monkeys, ethereal desert hills easing down to the surf: Peru’s scenic variety can bowl you over. Throw in […]
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Waqrapukara, Peru: More Spectacular Than Machu Picchu?

There’s no way anyone could accuse the ancient Inca site of Waqrapukara, Cusco of being over-visited. In fact, most people have never even heard of the place. Hear the words ‘Inca fortress’ […]
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Best Hiking Boots For The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail might see a lot of footfall but its terrain is just as rugged as ever, meaning that your choice of footwear can really make or break your trip. Hiking […]
Panoramic View Of The Machupicchu Citadel, Cuzco - Peru
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How to Get to Machu Picchu

Planes, trains and automobiles: just a few of the ways to get to Machu Picchu. For those planning on visiting the Wonder of the World, you’ll quickly find that there is a […]
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Which Train To Machu Picchu Should You Take?

Machu Picchu can be reached by foot or rail, though there’s no doubt that taking one of the classic trains through the lush countryside is a more relaxing way to experience the […]
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu
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8 Best Places To Stay Near Machu Picchu

Located at the base of the Machu Picchu Mountain, home to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, is the small town of Aguas Calientes (also known as Machu Picchu Town). Whether […]
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Huayna Picchu vs Machu Picchu Mountain: Which Hike Is Best?

Traveling to Machu Picchu is often synonymous with trekking. However, the options for trekking are far wider and varied than just the Inca Trail to the ancient Inca citadel. For those don’t […]
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What To Pack For Cusco And Machu Picchu

Heading to Cusco and Machu Picchu? The Andean highlands of Peru are known for their varied weather, so it can be hard to know how to pack appropriately for your trip. Different […]
Small Home In Near Ausangate Mountain
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A Guide To Hiking The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is known as one of the most sacred pilgrimages in the world. Built within the dramatic landscape between the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon Basin in […]
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How To Prevent Altitude Sickness In Cusco

Reportedly, 50% of travellers that go to Cusco get Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS), so there is a 50/50 chance that you will feel some of the symptoms on your travels to the Peruvian Andes. […]
The first sun rays at Machu Picchu
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When Is The Best Time Of Day And Year To Visit Machu Picchu?

Located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu is not only one of the wonders of the world, but also a testament to the ingenuity and talents of the Incas […]
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Machu Picchu With Kids

Traveling to Machu Picchu with kids is not easy, but it is possible. Ironically, despite working in travel – creating custom itineraries for our clients each day – I found myself struggling […]
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