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A two-week restriction to three important areas at Machu Picchu was announced last Friday to prevent greater degradation to the iconic Inca citadel. Photograph: Cris Bouroncle/Getty Images

Among the Inca ruins that abound in Peru, none draw nearly as many tourists as the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. There were more than 1.5 millio(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

Viva Air is targeting a huge jump in passenger numbers in South America

Viva Air, the low-cost South American-focused carrier established by the family of Ryanair founder Tony Ryan, is targeting a huge jump in passenger nu(...)

Peru’s vice-president Martin Vizcarra: was due to assume office with little popular or political support. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo/Reuters

Having seen one president resign on Wednesday, Peru ended the week with his successor already under pressure to quit as the political crisis gripping (...)

Playa de Las Teresitas in Tenerife / Canary Islands and Santa Cruz in the background.

Have bag, ready to travel tomorrow or Saturday? Return flights this weekend to Tenerife or Lanzarote are available for a song from tuiholidays.ie. Tr(...)

A trip  to get your teeth into? Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, in Transylvania. Photograph: Getty

NEWS Picture Romania: For a holiday with a creative twist, look to the new tour from Dublin Photography School and TDactive Holidays. The Transylvan(...)

The Rocky Mountaineer with custom-built train coaches traverses the continental divide through the beautiful scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Photograph: Getty

Rail holidays are growing in popularity and there are new ones operating every year. Essentially there are two types of holidays by rail – one where (...)

Mark Lawrence is still on the move. After 2012’s Mala in Cuba took the Digital Mystikz dubstep breaker to Havana, the London producer has now made (...)

‘As another German photographed him, he fell into a deep abyss and died,’ an official at the Machu Picchu commissary in Cusco, Peru said. Photograph: Manfred Einsiedler/Getty Images

A German tourist has died after falling off a cliff while posing for a photo at the summit of Machu Picchu, police said on Friday. Oliver Paps had as(...)

Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori arrives at the polling station in Lima during Sunday’s general elections. Photograph: Luka Gonzales/AFP/Getty Images

Keiko Fujimori, the conservative daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, won the first round of Peru’s presidential election on Sunday b(...)

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