South America

Machu Picchu: Incredible Inca Ruins

American archaeologist Hiram Bingham rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911. Be an explorer and visit the ruins of the Inca -- pre-Columbian South America's most advanced civilization.

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Sun Gate

Hike to the Sun Gates of Machu Picchu to get a picture-perfect vantage point overlooking Peru’s most famous ruins. Also known as Intipunku, the Sun Gates consist of 2 stones perched at a narrow passage in the crevice of the mountain above the Lost City. The sun shines through this portal each day when it rises -- hence the name.

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