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Is there any possible way that Macchu Picchu could be an option for me?

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My fiance and I are considering a trip to Peru - probably not until 2015 - in hopes of visiting Macchu Picchu. The tricky part is that I'm in a small, manual wheelchair. I am extremely mobile. I can transfer very easily, stand on my "good" leg, and my fiance can carry me - but I cannot walk at all. Cobblestones, rocks, and uneven terrain are not generally a problem. Mud and gravel are BIG problems. More than 2-3 stairs also pose a problem, unless they are very deep.

I have traveled quite a bit, but its mainly been throughout Europe and this would be the first time visiting South America. We would definitely be taking a train, but other than that I don't know much about Macchu Picchu in terms of what possible areas I would be physically able to see. Generally travel books/websites for many foreign destinations advise disabled travelers that a city/place is not ideal and basically, in so many words, that the individual won't be able to do much and should avoid it. This never stopped me from traveling and I have always made things work. But realistically, would I be able to see anything if we took this trip? I do not need to be able to do everything - I know that is extremely unlikely. But would it be worth the trip?

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