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Machu Picchu is wheelchair accessible

Machu Picchu is now wheelchair accessible.

Travel company Wheel the World have been working on a wheelchair-accessible tour of one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World in Peru in a bid to make sure everyone is able to see this stunning Incan citadel.

For this purpose, they have designed a special wheelchair, the Joelette trekking wheelchair, which they have likened to a wheelbarrow.

Wheel the World's Camilo Navarro said: "It's designed with only one wheel and two long sticks that make it look like a wheelbarrow. It is a mix of steel and aluminium, like a bicycle, so it's light."

The trip to Machu Picchu is around 10 hours and costs around $999.

Describing the experience on their website, they shared: "Time to explore Machu Picchu! In the morning, you will wake up early to board a train to Ollantaytambo station between 6:00 and 8:00 am depending on train timetables and availabilities. The train journey itself is worth the trip for its spectacular sights. You will then board a bus that will take you to the entrance door of the citadel.

"Machu Picchu is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Its architectural beauty, natural landscapes and the energy you feel emerging from its enigmatic constructions will leave you breathless.

"We have found out that Joëlette wheelchairs are the best way for you to enjoy Machu Picchu. You will enjoy a guided tour and also some free time to explore and take any photos you want. After the visit, we will stop for lunch in a local restaurant and receive assistance to make our way back to the hotel in Cusco."

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