Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu — The spectacularly well-preserved, mid-15th-century Incan city of Machu Picchu lay lost in the mountains and hidden beneath a dense layer of vegetation until Yale archeologist Hiram Bingham introduced it to the world in 1911. Now, the dwellings, temples, and aqueducts are open to public exploration. Hike the Inca Trail or travel by train to walk in the footsteps of the mighty Inca rulers who, according to archaeological evidence, used this majestic area as a country retreat.

Why Go

For the spiritual experience of peering down into the Incan ruins from atop Machu Picchu.

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