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How Much Does It Cost to Go to Machu Picchu?

One of the seven wonders of the world and by most accounts the most popular tourist destination in South America for foreigners, Machu Picchu is on the list of almost every first-time visitor to Peru. If you look at Peru’s advertising
Huaynu Picchu hike

The Toughest Two Hours in Peru

I’ve done a lot of hiking in Peru. I’ve gone on the Inca Trail, done the Salkantay Trek, and just finished up a version of the Lares Trek. But the hike that made me the most uneasy is one that up

Don’t Hurry Through Peru

Sure, the famous citadel on a mountain is worth seeing sometime in your life and Cusco is a great city that still feels special despite the hordes of tourists. To really get how great Peru is though, you have to take
New 7 Wonders Mexico

Admission Bargains and Admission Rip-offs at Famous Tourism Sites

So I was just at both Chichen Itza and Uxmal in the Yucatan state of Mexico this past weekend and noticed that the price had gone up since last time I was there. There were actually new numbers pasted over the

You need tickets for Machu Picchu?

That’s been a common question in Peru and on message boards for the past year, often voiced in frustration after finding out the the answer is…yes. You see, ever since I wrote this Saving Machu Picchu article in Transitions Abroad’s print