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icons_peruCuzco, located in the southeastern part of Perú, is the country’s Sacred City and its main tourist destination. Known by the Incas as the “home of gods”, Cuzco became the capital of one of the largest pre-Columbian empires: the Tahuantinsuyo. Its name in Quechua means “Navel of the world,” which derives from when the city served as a hub for the vast network of roads interconnecting virtually the whole of South America’s western region, from northern Chile and Argentina to present day Colombia. Located three hours away from Cuzco by train, or 4 days on foot through the famous Inca trail, the citadel of Machu Picchu is by far the most important tourist attraction in Perú. Discovered in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham, this citadel is considered to be one of the most extraordinary examples of landscape architecture in the world.

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