With long connecting flights, a train ride, and some trekking, Machu Picchu, arguably Peru’s most popular tourism destination, may not be the easiest item on your bucket list to cross out. But a new Google Street View launched earlier this month of the ancient Incan citadel is set to provide would-be travelers an almost real-life experience of the destination. Part of the feature’s expansion in Latin America, the virtual tour was created using Street View’s backpack-sized trekker, comprising 15 cameras that record 360 degree images of the surrounding area. The result is both stunning and awe-inspiring, allowing anyone with internet access to explore the various temples and terraces that make up the 15th century heritage site within just a few clicks.
For more information, visit Google Street View.