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  • Planning your trip to Machu Picchu along the Salkantay Trail

    Trip logistics: To re-create the trip described, contact any one of a number of Mountain Lodge of Peru's travel partners, including Mountain Travel Sobek (; REI ( or Backroads ( or contact MLP directly at . Depending on the time of year, the basic seven-day trek costs about $2,800 per person, double occupancy, irrespective of who you book through. Airfare to Lima and onward to Cuzco is extra as are extra nights in Cuzco and/or at Aguas Calientes.
  • Around the world in 23 days

    Around the world in 23 days
    Phileas Fogg went around the world in 80 days. I did it in 23. And I bet I visited more amazing sites than he — India's Taj Mahal, Easter Island, Tibet, Cambodia's Angkor Wat, the African plains, to name a few — all without having to endure...

    The road less traveled to Machu Picchu

    The road less traveled to Machu Picchu
    Our first view of Machu Picchu was from across a cloud-covered valley. My daughter Betsy and I had hiked three hours in air so thick that you could cut it with a machete. We were exploring the partially restored Inca ruins of Llactapata with our...

    100 facts for 100 years of Machu Picchu: Fact 8

    100 facts for 100 years of Machu Picchu: Fact 8
    In July, Machu Picchu, Peru's biggest tourist attraction, will mark its 100th anniversary of rediscovery. Hiram Bingham III, a Yale professor, came upon the vine-covered ruins on July 24, 1911. Here, then, as we lead up to the century mark, are 100-plus...

    Yale agrees to return Machu Picchu artifacts to Peru, ending dispute

    Yale University has agreed to return thousands of pre-Hispanic artifacts to Peru, tentatively ending a dispute that pitted the Ivy League school against a growing demand in the Andean nation to reclaim its "cultural patrimony." The Machu Picchu objects --...