Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail Travel Guide

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The world did not become aware of Machu Picchu's existence until 1911, when Yale university historian Hiram Bingham (1875-1956) announced that he had "discovered" the site. "Rediscovered" is a more accurate term; area residents knew of Machu Picchu's existence all along. This "lost city of the Inca" was missed by the ravaging conquistadors and survived untouched until the beginning of the 20th century.

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Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail Hotels

There is only one hotel at Machu Picchu itself and that is the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. It will cost you to stay there no doubt, as it's an exclusive...read more

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Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail Restaurants

The town of Aguas Calientes near Machu Picchu has numerous restaurants, each offering its own take on traveler-tested and approved plates like pizza, Mexican...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Discover Ancient Kingdoms: Hiram Bingham "discovered" Machu Picchu in 1911. Your first glimpse of the fabled city will be your own discovery... Read more

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