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If you are in Peru, and you love trains, then do not miss out on a once in a lifetime experience to travel by train to Machu Picchu on the Hiram Bingham train. The Hiram Bingham train is the most luxurious way to travel to Machu Picchu. The train was named after the explorer, Hiram Bingham, who discovered the Machu Picchu Inca citadel in the year 1911. This Machu Picchu train journey is magical and one which you will remember for the rest of your...
Peru is one of the most scenic countries in the world. It may be known for Machu Picchu the world over, but Peruvian cuisine is also one of the reasons that attract tourists from world over. You can gorge on novel fusion culinary delights as well as mouth-watering seafood dishes. The diverse type of Peruvian food has made this nation a hotspot for delectable culinary flavors. You may soak in the pristine beauty of the landscape while delighting y...
When you hear ‘Peru’, the first thing that comes to mind are famous places such as Machu Picchu, Lima, Cusco, Madre de Dios, Ica and many more. Have you heard of Rainbow Mountain? Only a few people have, and an even smaller number of people have visited the place. However, Rainbow Mountain is fast gaining popularity as a preferred travel destination for anyone with wanderlust. Rainbow Mountain also known as the Vinicunca Mountain is located in th...
The subtropical jungle and glorious mountain scenery that makes up part of the 26-mile hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered by many to be one of the top treks in the world. Hikers and explorers will experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip in which the incredible journey along the Inca Trail is only superseded by the ultimate "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu. It’s a site that has become the ultimate bucket list trip for milli...
As one of the top tourist destinations in South America, Lake Titicaca is one of the top navigable lakes in the world. The body of water is a natural border between western Bolivia and southern Peru and features ancient ruins from both the Aymara and Inca civilizations that are hidden along the lake’s islands. Among its inhabitants are various indigenous communities that continue living the way they have for centuries. It’s a beautiful place and...
Machu Picchu, it’s a dream destination and a bucket list favorite for both seasoned travelers and occasional jet setters. Most people have seen the photos of colorfully dressed locals, smiling llamas and the impossible green color of the site, but not everyone really understands how to travel to this famed destination. If you are planning your Machu Picchu itinerary and want the low down on how to actually travel there, this is for you.  The Inca...
Machu Picchu is definitely the most popular among all Peru destinations and no matter how you reach the old Inca citadel, you’ll be amazed by it. But of course if you are lucky enough to get to the top of the Machu Picchu mountain after a few days of trekking, it will definitely leave you thinking that it was all worth it and also with a memory that you will never forget. To make your trip to Machu Picchu unforgettable, one of the best Peru itine...
A trip to Arequipa is perfect if you want to understand and fully appreciate Peruvian traditions and, at the same time, experience the nature and the adventurous character of this wonderful country. Let’s start with the capital of the region. Arequipa is located in Southern Peru. Just outside the city, there’s a volcano, El Misti, which with its majestic 5,822 meters always keeps an eye on Arequipa. It’s part of the beautiful landscape of the cit...
Machu Picchu is an ancient city located in Peru, about 8000 feet above the sea level, and is one of the major tourist attractions in the world. The city was founded by the Incas in the 15th century. The Inca Empire was spread across South America’s Andean region for almost 400 years. The Incas are considered as one of the great road builders and architects of those times. The decline of the Inca Empire lead to the city being abandoned. It remaine...
Most people that go on vacation to Peru, will visit Machu Picchu and Cusco, which are located high in the Andes mountains. Cusco is located at 3,400 meters whilst Machu Picchu is at a lower altitude of 2,430 meters. There are 2 ways to reach Cusco; by road or by air. The best way of preventing altitude sickness, is to travel by bus, as your body will steadily become acclimatized to the lack of oxygen as you travel up the Andes. However, the bus j...

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