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Hundreds rescued at Machu Picchu

Tourists at one of the world’s most famous landmarks, Machu Picchu, have had to be airlifted from the site by helicopter.   Arouind 1,400 are said to have been rescued after floods destroyed road and rail links, but 800 are thought to be still stranded.  The area has experienced its highest rainfall in 15 years and Machu Picchu will be closed for several weeks.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. So sorry to hear about his. Machu Picchu is one of my favorite places and I can imagine how a flood can cut the surface access to this magnificent place.

  2. This was awful, has it had lasting effects on the trails and infrastructure in and around Machu Picchu. I have yet to visit there it is one of my biggies up at the top of the list.

  3. I hadn’t heard about this what a shame hopefully the damage to landscape and the people hasn’t been too bad.

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