One of the best adventure destinations in the world is Machu Picchu. But it's also one of the most visited places with close to 500,000 visitors annually, so the Peruvian government has just added more tourism regulations to protect it. Find out everything you need to know about visiting this UNESCO site, including what type of ticket you should buy, how to buy the ticket, the best time to go, how to get there (an adventure in and of itself), how you should pack, ten things you must see while there, and much more. Did you know that the Classic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu is one of the five best treks in the world? This reference also provides tourism information for Cuzco and Sacred Valley. While there, you may want to...
*Ride the world's longest zipline.
*Take a llama trek.
*Explore the Sacred Valley while riding a Peruvian Paso Horse through villages and past scenic lakes, mountains, and ancient Inca ruins.
*Take a thrilling ATV tour of the Maras Salt Pans.
*Stay in the only lodge at Machu Picchu.
*Participate in a special Andean Ritual to Mother Earth.
*Experience exhilarating Class IV rapids while whitewater rafting on the Urubamba River.
*Shop 'til you drop at one of the local markets.
*Take a night tour of Cuzco and learn how to make the perfect Pisco Sour.
*Attend a Peruvian cooking class and sample local delicacies, such as Cuy and Patatas Bravas.
*Visit the only chocolate museum in this part of the world and attend a chocolate-making workshop that includes lots of samples!
*Find out about natural hot springs near Machu Picchu that offers dozens of different therapeutic pools.
*Learn about the only Skylodge in the world. Hope you're not afraid of heights!
Plus, learn how to stay healthy (including how to avoid altitude sickness), how to stay safe, how to exchange money, how to save money, and much more!
Terrance Zepke is an award-winning and best-selling author of fifty books, including the popular TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL and CHEAP TRAVEL series. She is a travel blogger, agent, and host of UBER ADVENTURES. She has lived all over the world and traveled to every continent. She has enjoyed many adventures while globe-trotting, including dog-sledding in the Arctic, shark cage diving in South Africa, piranha fishing on the Amazon, camping in the Himalayas, a gorilla safari in Uganda, hiking the Inca Trail, and hot-air ballooning over the Northern Serengeti. She has been featured in most major media, including The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, The Rick Steves Show, Around the World, CNN, NPR, Travel Channel, and The Learning Channel. For more about this author and her titles visit www.terrancetalkstravel.com and www.terrancezepke.com.
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Terrance Zepke has a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters degree in Mass Communications and has also studied parapsychology, which is the study of paranormal phenomena, at the renowned Rhine Research Center. She is an award-winning and best-selling author of more than fifty books. Terrance has traveled to every continent and enjoyed all kinds of amazing adventures, such as piranha fishing on the Amazon River, an elephant safari in Nepal, dog-sledding in the Arctic, and spending the night in the famously creepy Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum as part of a paranormal investigation. She is in demand as a speaker and has been featured on NPR, The Learning Channel, History Channel, Around the World, CNN, Rick Steves Show, Good Morning Show, and the Travel Channel. She is the host of TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL: UBER ADVENTURES and co-host of A WRITER'S JOURNEY: FROM BLANK PAGE TO PUBLISHED. More about this author, her books, and dozens of free repots can be found on www.terrancezepke.com and www.terrancetalkstravel.com