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Trek to Machu Picchu

PERU

Machu Picchu was rediscovered in 1911 by American explorer Hiram Bingham, who initially mistook it for the "Lost City of the Incas."
       
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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu – "Old Mountain", pronounced – is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472).
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