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Machu Picchu Celebrates 100 Years of Visitors

Machu Picchu is celebrating its centennial anniversary this summer on July 24th (the same month our Peru Community Service & Peru Spanish Language Immersion trips are in the country)!

Here is a great excerpt taken from the Peru tourism board.


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100 years ago, on July 24, 1911, Melquiades Richarte and Anacleto Alvarez, who were living in the citadel of Machu Picchu, welcomed two visitors to their home: Melchor Arteaga and Hiram Bingham*.

Since then, millions of people have visited this awe inspiring places, amazed by its mystical energy and peerless architectural beauty.

This place exists. You can see it and feel it. PERU. LIVE THE LEGEND

The Sacred City of the Incas, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, will celebrate, during the 2011, a century of being revealed to the world.

*Hiram Bingham is a famous American explorer and academic. He is the basis for Indiana Jones.

Do you want to improve your language skills and also be a volunteer? Prepare yourself for our one-of-a-kind 28-day Spanish immersion program for high school students in Peru and learn more about its culture and nature.