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4-Day Classic Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu

I planned our entire 13th anniversary trip to Peru around the Inca trail hike. I know, I know, it's not an ideal way to celebrate anniversaries for most people (including my husband), but sometimes I manage to get my way and my husband reluctantly agreed :) After 13 years, he knows better than to ask - Why can't we do beach vacations like others, though he still tries that once in a while ;) I really wanted to do a multi-day hike and at 26 miles long and ~14,000 ft. altitude, the Inca trail leading to Machu Picchu, the symbol of Incan Empire (not to mention one of the New Seven Wonders of the World), seemed like a great option to me. As much as my husband initially complains, I knew (and really hoped) he will come to enjoy it as much as I would :). To know more about this classic and often a bucket-list hike, read on... The classic 4-day, 3-night Inca trail from Cusco to Machu Picchu is super popular the world over and a bucket-list hike for many. However, it is not permitted t

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