At 8,000ft (2,438m) above sea level, the Inca city of Machu Picchu is a stiff climb even for the able- bodied, and has been completely inaccessible for those in a wheelchair. That has now changed after travel company Wheel the World started offering specialised trips to the Peruvian world wonder.
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People in wheelchairs can now travel to Machu Picchu in Peru without spending a fortune.
Traveling in Machu Picchu is one of the most life-changing experiences you’ll ever have. Located in Peru, this UNESCO world heritage site is the true definition of an exotic adventure setting thanks to its craggy mountain ranges, lush and humid jungles, historic ruins and breathtaking views. The sheer amount of adrenaline-inducing activities you can engage in while there is unimaginable. However, before you head out to the trip here are four comprehensive tips to help you plan well and make your travel worthwhile.
Everything you need to know about visiting Machu Picchu, including Machu Picchu hiking, Cusco travel tips, getting there, and must-see sites.
Acclimatising to the altitude may pose a few challenges, but a trip to this Unesco World Heritage site – built by Inca architects in the mid-1400s – brings rewards that can’t be put into words