Empty Machu Picchu and Other Rare Opportunities

Empty Machu Picchu

The November issue of Perceptive Travel is out and one of the stories is from me. It’s about my first visit to Machu Picchu in 2005, back before the “wonders of the world” designations, before Instagram, before the rush of the crowds to come. We didn’t have the place completely to ourselves, but it felt that way in some spots as we wandered around. By 2019, the place was so popular that the government had to institute strict crowd control measures, ticket limits, and rules that squashed independent exploration without a guide. Only 400 people a day could hike up

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