2011 marks an historic year in the story of Machu Picchu — the 100th anniversary of Hiram Bingham’s rediscovery of this ancient citadel. Few travelers visit Peru without exploring the Inca ruins surrounding Machu Picchu. Travel stories and events will mark the anniversary, but you can depend on International Expeditions for the most complete look at celebrations, discoveries and news coming out of Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley.

Be sure to visit the IE Blog for insider’s tips on “must sees” when traveling to the Andes, including less-frequented museums, restaurant recommendations and ways to make the most of your Machu Picchu travel time.

wildlife photo tipsKeep Calm and Still to Snap Great Wildlife Photos
IFor those amateur shutterbugs who are hoping to come home with a photographic record of their exciting excursion, the best advice is to stay calm and keep quiet.
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machu picchu urubamba valleyExperience a Treasure Trove of Inca Culture in the Urubamba Valley
Also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Urubamba Valley is a stronghold of Inca culture that offers modern travelers a glimpse of what life for these ancient peoples must have been like.
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peruvian salt from maras near cuscoPeruvian Salt from Maras is Becoming Known and Liked Worldwide
Salt mined in Maras, Peru, just north of Cusco, has always been popular among the Andean people, but markets as far away as Switzerland, Japan and the Philippines are now demanding the special mineral.
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egypt pyramids unesco world heritage sitesUNESCO Names 25 New Sites to World Heritage List
Though sites like Machu Picchu, the Great Pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge may differ from one another in several ways, they are all bound by at least one similarity — distinction as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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koricancha cathedral santo domingo cusco
Witness the History and Culture of Peru in Cusco's Koricancha
While there is a plethora of attractions that vacationers will want to visit during their stay in the Incan capital of Cusco, one stop at the top of the list will have to be the historic temple of Koricancha.
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 machu picchu peru travel aerial view Yale Returns Machu Picchu Artifacts to Peru
When University President Richard Levin signed Friday’s agreement establishing future plans for the Machu Picchu artifacts in the Yale's Woodbridge Hall, it finalized a shift in Yale’s tone from one of resistance to one of cooperation ...
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tips for packing lightFour Tips for Packing Light
Large, bulky suitcases can make it difficult to meet the luggage restrictions imposed on small, in-country flights, so the best way to pack for these expeditions is with as little as possible.
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wildlife photo tipsKeep Calm and Still to Snap Great Wildlife Photos
IFor those amateur shutterbugs who are hoping to come home with a photographic record of their exciting excursion, the best advice is to stay calm and keep quiet.
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machu picchu travel planner kim guthInsider's Travel Tip: Machu Picchu
Indio Feliz Bistro came recommended to me as the best restaurant in Aguas Calientes, although from the outside it looked like just another basic place to have a bite ...
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 jordan tours petra kitchen maglubeh IE Features Authentic Local Cuisine
You'll work up quite an appetite during daily excursions. And whether it's sampling restaurants in Jordan, Peru, or local fare in India, or settling down for a sumptuous meal in the heart of Laos, you'll enjoy meals to satisfy every palate.
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