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Alternative Treks To Machu Picchu: Defy The Norm

There are many routes to Machu Picchu that retain their appeal to visitors each year. If you want to avoid following the crowd, we have devised a list of alternative treks to Machu Picchu. The most popular

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Inca Trail Permits And How They Work

Since the 1450s, Machu Picchu has been a sight to see. It is thought that the ancient archaeological site was either built as a country residence for an emperor or a sacred place of worship. Either way,

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Best Time To Hike To Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most admired archaeological and historical sights in the world. It was built in the 1450s and is thought to have been a country residence for an emperor or an important place

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Interesting Machu Picchu Facts And Figures

Machu Picchu is a sight to be marvelled at. It’s a Peruvian delight; the country’s most popular tourist destination and one of the world’s greatest historical sights. In this article we have created

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Best Adventures For Solo Females Around The World

It is no easy task to narrow down the top seven adventures for solo females, but we have done it. For those who love one of the greatest challenges, we’ve got the adventure for you. For those who love

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11 Best Hikes In South America

South America can be an addictive place to travel in. The Andean peaks, the Incan ruins and the Amazonian rainforest make it a unique and charming place to be. For the adventure lover, hiking in South

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Chile Launches A New Epic Patagonia Route

Chile has recently launched a brand-new hiking trail in the gorgeous, but rugged Patagonian Mountains. This 1,700-mile trail encompasses three existing hiking trails, extending from Puerto Montt to Cape

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Best Hikes In Patagonia

Often described as the End of the Earth, Patagonia hosts some of the most impressive and un-touched landscapes on our planet. Located at the southern most tip of South America, the Patagonia region stretches

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Top 6 Easy Treks in Patagonia

A land forgotten by time, Patagonia is a true wilderness and one of least touched landscapes on earth. Located along the southern tip of South America, Patagonia boasts a wide array of landscapes that

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Aconcagua Climbing Permit – Important Information

People from most countries require no visa to enter Argentina (check if your country needs a visa), but to gain admittance to Aconcagua Provincial Park, various permits must be obtained, a condition introduced

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