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The Best Way to Experience Machu Picchu

03/19/2015 10:17 am ET | Updated May 19, 2015

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Wander among the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Although some travelers may choose to arrive at the ruins by train, backpacking the 44.5 mile Salkantay Trek allows you to explore Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in ways many never get to experience. This journey takes about 5 days, and once you reach Machu Picchu, you'll see that it's every bit as magnificent as you've heard.

Read the detailed trip report here: Backpacking the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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Drew is an avid outdoor adventurer and traveler. Drew has trekked such exotic routes as the Camino de Santiago, the Tour du Mont Blanc, and the Ausangate Circuit.