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Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

May 7th 2007
The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a highlight of our entire trip. The 52 kilometer, 4-day hike is beautiful and the ruins are awe inspiring. Climbing from jungles to barren peaks and back down again, the trail passes by grazing llamas, rivers, waterfalls and Incan ruins. Machu Picchu itself, a city built of huge stones and perched on the side of a ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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