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Global Basecamps Photo of the Month: The Sacred Valley of the Incas
Photo by Sean Dennison 2011
The Sacred Valley of the Incas, pictured above, is a valley in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca capital of Cusco and below the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. The Sacred Valley is an excellently preserved archeological sites that boast the best example of the Incan architecture. Machu Picchu is a settlement built by the Incas in the fifteenth century. It sits on a mountain ridge above the Urabamba Valley in Peru, approximately 50 miles northwest of Cusco. Machu Picchu recently become one of the the New 7 Wonders of the World and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. As the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu approaches Peru is preparing for an incredible celebration. Machu Picchu is the end point to one of the most famous treks in South America, the Inca Trail.
The Inca Trail Trek combines lush mountain scenery, beatiful cloud-forest, and subtropical jungle on the journey to Machu Picchu. Ready to explore the ancient ruins? Start planning your Peru eco-tour by filling out a custom tour form or calling us at (866) 577-2462. For a chance to win a free Inca Trail Trek for 2, enter the Global Basecamps Giveaway!
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