Several years ago, I was hired to lead a trip to Peru. The trip was organized by a group travel company and was expertly executed in every way, with the exception of the in-over-his-head host.
The adventure included time in Lima, Cusco and, of course, the UNESCO World Heritage site, Machu Picchu. Anyone who’s walked among the Incan ruins understands why in 2007 it was selected as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
After surviving a death-defying bus ride from the small staging town of Aguas Calientes up to the ruins, visitors are rewarded with stunning views that make you wonder if they’re even real. If you gazed for just five minutes without exploring and returned home, you’d never forget it.