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Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail

Machu Picchu and Inca Trail travel guide, including map of Peru, tips for Machu Picchu travel, when to visit Machu Picchu and trek the Inca Trail

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Wonders of the world you have to see before you die. Top 10 travel icons like Machu Picchu, Kilimanjaro, Petra, Taj Mahal, the Great Wall, Angkor Wat and more

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Top 7 ways to reach Machu Picchu

Whether you have a day or a fortnight, want the classic trail or something more offbeat, here are the best ways of reaching Machu Picchu

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Step-by-step along the Inca trail to Machu Picchu

4 Days.52 Kilometres. 1 Destination: Machu Picchu. Join our featured blogger, Greg Goodman as he takes you on an ancient journey on Peru’s Inca Trail.

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10 things about Machu Picchu you may not have known

To celebrate 100 years since the discovery of Machu Picchu, we've highlighted ten things you may not know about the travel icon

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5 things I wish I’d known about Machu Picchu

After a recent trip to dream destination Machu Picchu, Wanderlust’s Simon Chubb shares his top tips on things he wished he’d known before going

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Machu Picchu

It’s the travel icon on every traveller’s bucket list. Here’s your guide to making the most of your visit to the Incan world's greatest treasure

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Top 8 unmissables at Machu Picchu

On your trip to the Lost City of the Incas don't miss these highlights of the Sacred Valley

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10 top tips for conquering the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Phoebe Greenacre reveals the things you need to know before tackling South America's iconic Incan trek

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10 things to do for free: Lima, Peru

Exactly 100 years after the rediscovery of Machu Picchu, it's a good time to peruse Peru. And you needn't spend a single sol exploring its colonial capital

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Hiking the Inca Trail, Peru

The Inca Trail isn't always easy but the mountain scenery is spectacular and the trek will make your first glimpse of Machu Picchu all the sweeter

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Kuelap: city of the cloud people

Machu Picchu may steal the headlines, but in northern Peru an older and even more intriguing lost city attracts far fewer visitor

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Horse riding on the Salkantay Trek, Peru

15 ecosystems, 4,600m high trails – on four hoofs. Trot to the top of the alternative Inca Trail for a view of Machu Picchu that the crowds don't see

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Walking the Lares Trek, Peru

Want to break away from the crowds and visit rural Andean communities on your journey to Machu Picchu? Try a 'community trek' from the village of Lares

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South America trip planner: 8 incredible routes

Whether you want to hike the Andes, self-drive Brazil, delve into the Guianas or take the train to Machu Picchu, these eight journeys will inspire a Latin adventure

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12 surprisingly big adventures that cost less than £1,000

Go on an African safari, visit Machu Picchu or trek to Everest Base Camp – without breaking the bank. Here’s how to get a surprisingly big adventure for less than you'd expect

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Top 5 trips to take from Lima, Peru

Escape the hordes at Machu Picchu and discover these alternative attractions in Peru – all just a day's journey from the capital city, Lima

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9 things you must do in Peru

OK, visiting Machu Picchu is a given. But there's a lot more to Peru than this magnificent Inca citadel. Here are some activities to get you started...

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Why I won't sponsor you to go on holiday...

You want to climb to Machu Picchu? Well, go on then... but I'm not going to shell out for your trip while I stay at home

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Off Pisco: 9 alternative trips in Peru that go beyond the Inca Trail

From remote Amazon biospheres to the archaeological wonders of the north, there’s more to Peru than Machu Picchu. Discover it all on these off-beat adventures to every corner of the country

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