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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most famous historical sites in South America, let alone Peru, but it remained unknown by the outside world until about 100 years ago. Hiram Bingham, a United States senator and explorer, rediscovered the Incan ruins in 1911 making this famous ruin known all over the world nowadays.

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Machu Picchu Photos

Perurail train at Aguas Calientes
The Agricultural terraces/Guardhouse @ Sunrise
Machu Picchu: the View

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Guest Reviews

Supertramp Hostel

Supertramp Hostel

Nice clean hostal with comfortable beds and warm (although a bit temperamental) showers. Not great for a sleep-in though, as the open area between the floors means sound travels from the common area through-out the hostal. ... more

Pirwa Hostels Machu Picchu

Pirwa Hostels Machu Picchu

Maria was a delightful proprietor. The price is cheaper than many in Aguas Calientes but there is absolutely no drop off in service. If I wanted something, Maria was there to take care of it. I also had no trouble checking out one day earlier than I had scheduled. I highly recommend this place. ... more


Machu Picchu Discussions

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    Hi! My friend and I are going to Cusco in July. We are too late to do the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, it is already booked until September. We will go by train and bus. Perurail told us to book the ticket some days in advance. Is it OK to buy the entrance for Machu Picchu when we arrive, or how does ...

  • Machu Picchu
    the year. one destination that keeps popping up in my mind to include is Peru & of course the Machu Picchu. But what time of year is good to see Machu Picchu & just as important when can't you go or advised not to ...

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    Hi there, Can anyone tell me if we will have to book entry tickets into machu Picchu in advance, or can we get them when we arrive in Cusco. Please help!!!!!!!! it would be a nightmare to get to find that we couldn't see the ruins. Kris ...

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Machu Picchu Blog Entries

  • The Sky Temple
    Words cannot describe the majesty of Machu Picchu. When we arrived at the ruins, we were submerged in cloud. Somewhat frustrated and a little concerned that the fog would persist the remainder ...
    Posted in El Pueblo en Las Nubes by schneberry

  • Video for Granny Nugent's 100th Birthday!!!
    This is a message we did for Granny Nugent's 100th Birthday that we missed back in March this year. We were on top of Machu Picchu. When Aileen showed it to her on the lap top she thought we were being streamed live and tried to talk back to us!! / ...
    Posted in The long way round by downbhoy

  • Day 4
    My life is complete. I can officially check Visit Machu Picchu off my bucket list! We got an early start today waking up at 4:30am, taking a taxi to the train station in Poroy, taking a 4 hour bus ride to Machu Picchu, THEN taking another 30 minute bus ride to the entrance gates. and that's the FASTEST way ...
    Posted in Peruvian Sunrise by Charlotte23

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Supertramp Hostel
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Supertramp Hostel

Calle Chaskatika, Barrio Las Orquideas Plaza de la Cultura (Map) - Hostel
Nice clean hostal with comfortable beds and warm (although a bit temperamental) showers.
Pirwa Hostels Machu Picchu
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Pirwa Hostels Machu Picchu

Tupac Inca Yupanqui # 103 (Map) - Hostel
People is awesome and the service great. the hotel is in perfect conditions.
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Ecopackers Machupicchu

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Bright Hostels Machu Picchu

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