Along Rio Urubamba to Machu Picchu 2
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Along Rio Urubamba to Machu Picchu 2

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The landscape continues to intrigue as it looks more and more familiar like a dejavu until one realizes suddenly that the valley right ahead is actually part of the Machu Picchu complex and that the flag flying on top of the mountain (now shrouded in swirling cloud) right in front is that of the Cusco flag on top of Cerro Machu Picchu, the higher sister of Huayna Picchu.

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A: Along Rio Urubamba to Machu Picchu 1

by Arroz Marisco, 1.0 km away

An ongoing hydroelectric project to harness the power of Rio Urubamba, a major headwater of the might...

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B: Along Rio Urubamba to Machu Picchu 3

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C: Along The Railway Track To Machu Picchu 1

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Right above me at 2,430m a.s.l. is the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu that sits at the saddle betwee...

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D: Along the Railway Track to Machu Picchu 2

by Arroz Marisco, 3.0 km away

Right above me is Huayna Picchu, the steep peak that rises behind Machu Picchu on most postcard view ...

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E: Along the Railway Track to Machu Picchu 3

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F: Overlooking the Inca Drawbridge

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G: Machu Picchu

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H: Machu Picchu backsteps

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I: Machu Picchu

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J: Intihuatana Rock Jpg

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This panorama was taken in Peru, South America

This is an overview of South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

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