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Macchu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the ancient Inca city discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911 in Peru. Known as the City of the Incas, Machu Picchu sits 7,000 feet above sea level and is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Alright, now that we’ve knocked out all the things you already knew about Machu Picchu, it’s time to dig a little deeper (something Bingham himself might have appreciated.) Let’s take a look at five things you probably didn’t already know about Peru’s most popular tourist destination. 1. Hiram Bingham Was A Kept…

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Dean Stockwell once said, “Going to Peru is, well, if you ever have an opportunity in your life to go there, you should do it because it is absolutely mind boggling.” From world-class mountain treks to one of a kind rainforests, from a culture brimming with color to a landscape burgeoning with wildlife, Peru can easily claim to be one of the avid traveler’s most thrilling adventures. Here we take a look at four adventures not to be missed in Peru. Machu Picchu Originally thought to be the famed Incan “lost city,” Machu Picchu remains Peru’s most popular and visited…