One Hundred plus years ago the lost Incan city in the clouds was rediscovered by Hiram Bingam III deep in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Laden with mystery and steeped in history Machu Picchu had been pulling adventurous travelers from around the globe for decades.
I am not sure exactly what the draw is. Is it the mystery of the Inca's history, and their inexplicable demise from being one of the superpowers of South America? Is it the chance to hike in a foreign land to the Sun Gates where amazing scenery reveals itself? Is it the challenge? Is it the notoriety of the destination? I'm not entirely sure, but for me Peru, and specifically Machu Picchu, has been on the top of my do list for about three years! It is with great trepidation and excitement that I start my journey for Peru's hidden gem. What an amazing experience this will be! I can't wait for it to unfold itself!