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Trekking the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu with No Guide

October 9th 2008
My wife and I recently hiked the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu without a guide. The Peruvian government has now made it a requirement to pay an entrance fee to hike the Salkantay trail. We managed to avoid the fee. Here are some tips on how to hike the trail without a guide, and how to avoid the fee. A Few Things to Keep in Mind 1. Hiking in the high altitude (15,000ft) with 30+ p ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Salkantay Trail

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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