People come from all over the world, spend thousands of dollars, travel for days, and wait in line, just to see this amazing wonder of the world. But is Machu Picchu worth it? You can also watch this video on Facebook and YouTube.

Paul in Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu! Top of every traveler's bucket list. People come from all over the world, spend thousands of dollars, travel for days, and wait in line, just to see this amazing wonder of the world.

PAUL: Four hour drive to Atlanta. Six hour plane ride from Atlanta to Lima Peru. Twenty minute taxi ride from the airport. One hour flight to Cusco. Eight hour motorcycle ride from Cusco to Hydroelectrica. Eleven kilometer walk from Hydroelectrica to Agua Calientes. Twenty five minute bus ride with seven switchbacks. All to get to Machu Picchu. That's the journey that my buddy Kris just took for his week vacation. And I had the pleasure of joining him.

For most travelers the journey itself is the destination, but is the actual destination worth all the hype?

TOURISTS 1 & 2: Yes! Oh totally yes! Definitely. It was so worth it. It's our second time.

TOURIST 3: Gorgeous! Gorgeous! ¡Precioso!

TOURISTS 4 – 7: Yes definitely. 100%.

TOURISTS 8 & 9: Yes! Yes. Definitely. It was uhh.. Like people had told me that it wasn't what it was cracked up to be, but it definitely is. But do Huayna Picchu. Right? That's what it's called? Yeah. For sure.

TOURIST 10: Absolutely. Every bit of it.

TOURISTS 11 & 12: Absolutely. Definitely. Yes. Yup. One of the seven wonders of the world.

TOURIST 13: Uhh.. Yes it is. Amazing view. Yeah.

TOURISTS 14 & 15: Of course. Absolutely. Best destination probably. Mystic atmosphere. It's both archaeology and nature at the same time. And it takes some work. And it's well worth it.

PAUL: Hey Kris. Was Machu Picchu worth it?

KRIS: Yes. It was. It was great. Why don't you wait until the end of Machu Picchu? And do it again.

PAUL: Now if you're watching this, and you've been to Machu Picchu, you tell me.. Is it worth it?

TOURIST 16 (HUSBAND): It depends on how much you paid. laughs

TOURIST 17 (WIFE): laughs Well that's a good one. It depends on how much you paid.

Now you tell me… Is Machu Picchu worth it?

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