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Riding the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu

By Paul Jones on Apr 16, 2013 in Peru, Rail Travel, South America, Speciality Travel<p>Named after the famous American explorer that brought Machu …

Hiking the Inca Trail

The security line at my home airport in Washington, D.C., isn’t where I expected to get my first reminder that I should have trained a little more for 19 days of trekking the mountains of Peru.<p>I assumed that lesson would be taught somewhere around 9,000 feet, on the Inca Trail. But before I even …

I Was Surprised By How Much I Loved Visiting Peru

The country is riddled with archaeological sites that tell the story of these civilizations, which left a legacy that still lives on in the art, customs and traditions found in modern-day Peru.<p>I journeyed to Peru with avid hopes of climbing Machu Picchu and sipping coca tea with locals donning …

South America

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Author: Paul Jones, Totally Latin America<p>The City of Cusco, located high up in the Peruvian Andes is one of the most visited places in all of Peru …

Bohemic Travel in Cuzco, Peru

San Blas – Bohemia District<p>Climb the steep cobblestoned pathways to the city’s rooftop where hippies, street performers and a bohemian atmosphere …

National Geographic Travel

How to Get to Machu Picchu: The Long Way Around

<i>Guest post provided by Andrew Bruton, owner of Quello Mayo / Yellow River Hostel</i><p>Let’s face it, most people visiting Peru want to know how to get to …

South America

National Geographic Travel

How to reach Machu Picchu without the Inca Trail

One of the world’s great wonders, Machu Picchu is the holy grail for any traveler visiting South America. A common misconception is that one needs to complete the four-day trek to reach this incredible sight, and for many, surviving the Inca Trail is very much part of the Machu Picchu …

South America

Machu Picchu: Planning a Trip to the Inca Ruins

No wonder the Spaniard colonists never found Machu Picchu -- five centuries later, getting there is still a challenge. If you don't want to hire a travel agency or wade through the backpacking options in popular guidebooks, considerable due diligence is required to get you to Peru then to Cusco …

South America

Bird's-Eye View of Machu Picchu

Explore Machu Picchu's 700 Terraces<p>The Incan emperor Pachacuti built the amazing Machu Picchu in the 15th century. The residents abandoned the city …