Many people have Machu Picchu on their list of places to see in their lifetime– you can even take an eco Volunteer trip there and work with the Peruvian communities while learning about the area. While the below video doesn’t replace a trip to Peru, it gives you a glimpse into what you could expect when visiting, and in super high definition.

An interesting fact about Machu Picchu:

Many of the porters will sleep with a shiny metal object or mirror beneath them when on the trail. They believe it deflects spirits coming up through the earth and whisking them away. Ask any guide or porter, and most will tell you that at some time they have experienced the feeling of being pulled out of their tents by spirits of the past.

Does this video make you want to visit Machu Picchu?