Thrillingly positioned in the jungle-clad mountain region of the Eastern Cordillera in south Peru, Machu Picchu is, at 2,430m high, one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
Despite its remote location at the end of the Sacred Valley – travellers can only access the site by foot (Inca Trail), or rail (PeruRail) – the number of tourists has grown from 100,000 a year in the 1980s to over 1.5 million a year today.
It’s a genuine highlight on anyone’s trip to Latin America, but this extraordinary 15th century Inca site is seriously in need of protection. ….
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