Andean Bears Found in Machu Picchu

If you thought Machu Picchu was all about history and culture, think again. A wildlife survey revealed that the historical site is also home to the Andean bear. The bear is biologically important and international organizations have been working very hard to conserve the species. The study was undertaken by SERNANP (Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado) and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). It was known that the area was home to bears it was not known to what extent the bears had claimed the territory as their own. Read more..

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Take the Jungle Inca Trail to Discover Machu Picchu Like Never Before

The Incan empire may have ended a long time during colonial conquests but the culture and civilization is still alive in much of Peru. You cannot miss Incan influence no matter where you go in the country, and it is easy to feel lost in a large country, that has a stupendous amount of tourist attractions. Read more..

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Machu Picchu Closing in April 2016? No of course not…

The internet rumor mill is at it again. Almost on cue every year since the world wide web arrived in our homes , the classic rumor that Machu Picchu is closing has again resurfaced. The truth of the matter is that NO ladies and gentlemen it is not closing. The site will remain open year round in 2016 as with every year before it. However take note that two optional admissions to the site will not be available in April. Read more..

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