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Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary

Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary  Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary Considered to be one of the most important archaeological jewels in the world, the Inca city of Machu Picchu is surrounded by an abundance of nature in a jungle brow region, with a wide variety of flora and fauna. In the area there is a project dedicated to studying and conserving the orchids native to Machu Picchu, which maintain genetic material and repopulate areas affected by fires and/or natural disasters within the Historic Sanctuary. So far, 9 species that are new to science have been reported, including the Oncidium koechliniana Collantes & Gerlach sp, and 75 species have been recorded in the area for the first time. There are various trails that can be followed in order to see the orchids in the Sanctuary. The main ones are: The Orchid Inca Trail, from km 88 in Qoriwayrachina to km 95, following the left bank of the Vilcanota River downstream. This is considered to be one of the richest trails in terms of Fuente  

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