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Machu Picchu Tours

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The lost city of Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in Peru and all of South America. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed collection of temples, terraced hills, and plazas was once the mountaintop citadel of the ancient Inca empire. It may now be world famous, but Machu Picchu still hasn't revealed the mysteries behind its construction, function, and eventual demise.

The Basics
As one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu sits at the top of many bucket lists. Visitors are required to enter with an official tour guide in small groups of up to 16 people. Entry is permitted in hour-specific time slots and is limited to four hours.
 
Those pressed for time often visit the ancient ruins on a day trip by train from Cusco, but the four-day trek along the legendary Inca Trail is another popular option. Some multi-day tour options also visit other regional highlights, such as Lake Titicaca and the Amazon rain forest.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This is a must-visit site for history buffs and adventure travelers.
  • Entry tickets sell out early, especially in the Peruvian winter (May to September). Book well ahead of time.
  • All travelers must visit with a licensed guide.
  • Selfie sticks, tripods, and strollers are not allowed at Machu Picchu.
  • The Incan ruins offer little shade, so remember to bring sunscreen and a hat.
  • One of the most iconic views of Machu Picchu is seen from the top of Huayna Picchu.
  • Expect a full-day tour from Cusco to last upwards of 13 hours.

How to Get There
The quickest way to Machu Picchu is by train (PeruRail or IncaRail) from Cusco or Ollantaytambo, followed by a short bus ride or steep hike from the town of Aguas Calientes. For some, hiking the Inca Trail is as much a part of the Machu Picchu experience as the ruins themselves. This busy trail isn't the only trekking route; others such as the Salkantay trek or Lares route provide off-the-beaten-path alternatives.

When to Get There
In high season between late May and early September, the Lost City of the Inca allows a maximum of 2,500 people to visit each day. June, July, and August are the busiest and driest months, while January is the wettest and February sees the closure of the Inca Trail. Spring and fall strike a nice balance between pleasant weather and manageable crowds.

Tips for the Inca Trail Hike
If your dream Machu Picchu experience includes hiking the Inca Trail through the Sacred Valley, book well ahead of time, as the number of hikers is limited to 500 per day (including guides and porters). This difficult trail requires a fair amount of physical fitness, particularly given the high altitude in the Andes mountains. Give yourself at least two days in Cusco to acclimatize, and buy some coca leaves to help with any altitude sickness. Pick up a pair of walking sticks—you'll be glad you did.
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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

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Spend a day exploring the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu during this all-inclusive day trip leaving from Cusco. Discover this renowned mountaintop Inca site with a guide, learning about its construction, history, and what daily life was like for its residents. The trip’s relaxed, non-strenuous pace is a great option for first-time visitors, families, and solo travelers alike, and features three different train ride options. The trip also includes round-trip hotel transport, transfer from Cusco to Machu Picchu (via train and bus), and the site entrance fee.
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  • 14 hours
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US$ 339.00
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Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes

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There’s no better way to experience Machu Picchu, a New7Wonder of the World and iconic Inca citadel, than on a private tour from Aguas Calientes. Receive undivided attention from a personal guide as you discover the history of ancient temples, terraced hills, and sacrificial sites. Capture photographs from the best vantage points, come face-to-face with resident llamas, and absorb spectacular views of the Sacred Valley from your vertiginous perch. Round-trip bus transfers from Aguas Calientes are included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$ 163.00
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2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by Train

2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by Train

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Discover the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour. Visit key sites such as Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo and discover their individual archaeological sites with your guide. Spend the night at Aguas Calientes, the village at the base of Machu Picchu, and rest up before catching the sunrise at the famous Inca citadel the next day.
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  • 2 days
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US$ 479.00
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Best of Peru 6-Day Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca Tour

Best of Peru 6-Day Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca Tour

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See the best that Peru has to offer during this 6-day "best of" trip visiting highlights like Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Sacred Valley. Discover the indigenous and colonial history You Cusco, and tour the Inca markets in the Sacred Valley city of Pisac. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu, and explore Lake Titicaca by boat, plus much more.
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  • 6 days
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US$ 799.00
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Private Full-Day Tour To Machu Picchu with Lunch

Private Full-Day Tour To Machu Picchu with Lunch

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One of the New7Wonders of the World, UNESCO-listed Machu Picchu ranks among Peru’s most impressive sites of interest. On this tour, reach Machu Picchu with ease from your Cusco hotel, with entry fees, lunch, and all travel tickets included. Visit Machu Picchu as your private guide brings the site’s Incan history to life, with free time to explore further at your leisure.
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  • 12 to 16 hours
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US$ 389.75
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Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu

Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu

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Travel back in time aboard the elegant Belmond Hiram Bingham train, enjoying the ultimate in luxury train transportation on a day trip to the world-famous Machu Picchu. Climb aboard the train’s richly appointed 1920s Pullman cars to enjoy fabulous views of the Andes, white tablecloth dining, and high-end wine. Then explore Machu Picchu with an expert guide, followed by afternoon tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. This VIP Machu Picchu experience also includes welcome drink at the station, appetizers, lunch and dinner, full drink service, entrance fees at the site, live on-board entertainment, and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 13 hours
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US$ 1,081.00
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Private Machu Picchu Full-Day Tour from Cusco

Private Machu Picchu Full-Day Tour from Cusco

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Explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on a private full-day tour from Cusco. Before sunrise, hop aboard the train to Aguas Calientes and then a shuttle to Machu Picchu. Follow your guide on a tour through the citadel visiting the Temple of the Sun, Royal Quarters, Main Square and more. After the tour, enjoy some free time to wander the ruins before heading back to Cusco.
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  • 1 day
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Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco Full Day

Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco Full Day

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Spend a full day exploring Peru’s star attraction, the UNESCO-listed Machu Picchu, on a guided tour from Cusco. Climb up into the mountains on a dramatic train journey to Agua Calientes and continue by bus to the mountaintop citadel. Then, explore the fascinating ruins of the Lost City of the Incas or join a guided trek to the Sun Gate for an unforgettable view over Machu Picchu.
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  • 8 hours
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US$ 340.00
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2-Day Private Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

2-Day Private Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

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Enjoy a relaxed overnight visit to the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu from Cusco, allowing you early access to this iconic archaeological site. Journey by train through the beautiful river valley to the city of Aguas Calientes, where you’ll have time relax and explore town before settling in for the evening. Then wake up early for a sunrise visit at Machu Picchu, including a 2-hour guided tour plus time to explore this amazing ancient marvel on your own. Your trip also includes round-trip train tickets and bus transfer to Machu Picchu, one night of accommodations at a three-star hotel, breakfast and site entrance fee.
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  • 2 days
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US$ 522.10
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Machu Picchu Full Day from Cusco

Machu Picchu Full Day from Cusco

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Relive the glory of the Lost City of the Incas on this full-day tour to the UNESCO-listed wonder of Machu Picchu from Cusco. Wind your way through the jungle-clad mountains on a thrilling 1.5-hour train ride to Aguas Calientes, then follow your guide to the mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu. Learn the fascinating history of the ‘Lost City’ as you roam the ruins, look out over the Sacred Inca Terraces and see the sacred temples of the Sun and Condor, then enjoy free time to trek to the Sun Gate or Incan Bridge.
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  • 8 to 14 hours
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US$ 316.00
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2-Day Machu Picchu Small-Group Tour from Cusco

2-Day Machu Picchu Small-Group Tour from Cusco

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Spend two days exploring Machu Picchu and the surrounds from Cusco. Journey through the Sacred Valley and take the train to Aguas Calientes, staying overnight there to relax in the hot springs. All transportation from Cusco, guided tour of Machu Picchu, and overnight in a 3-star hotel included.
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  • 2 days
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The Inca Trail: 4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail: 4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu

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Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Inca people on this 4-day hike to Machu Picchu along the sacred pilgrimage route of the Inca Trail. During the challenging trek to this world-famous citadel and UNESCO World Heritage site, you’ll explore ancient ruins, admire majestic mountain views and see diverse plant and animal life. This tour includes transfers to and from the start of the trail, entrance fees, experienced guide and porters, camping equipment and meals during the hike.
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  • 4 days
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US$ 1,026.70
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Machu Picchu Private Full-Day Tour from Cusco

Machu Picchu Private Full-Day Tour from Cusco

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Machu Picchu is Peru’s headline act, but you don’t have to trek the Inca Trail to visit the Lost City of the Incas. This private full-day tour from Cusco includes a spectacular train ride through the Sacred Valley, a tasty buffet lunch, and a private tour of the UNESCO-listed archaeological site. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 15 hours
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US$ 449.00
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4-Day Machu Picchu with Biking, Rafting, Ziplining from Cusco

4-Day Machu Picchu with Biking, Rafting, Ziplining from Cusco

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If you want add some exhilaration to the Inca Trail then opt for this 4-day jungle adventure from Cusco, which includes adventure sports such as whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and ziplining. Amid the breathtaking landscapes of the Andes Mountains, you’ll hike to mountain summits, observe native flora and fauna, and visit Machu Picchu, UNESCO World Heritage Site and New7Wonder of the World, at sunrise. Most meals, accommodation, activities, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Cusco are included.
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  • 4 days
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US$ 495.00
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Machu Picchu Tour

Machu Picchu Tour

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Uncover the ancient mysteries of Machu Picchu on an exciting tour from Cusco. Relax on a scenic train journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, then gain fascinating insight into the legends and landscapes of this Machu Picchu, one of the New Wonders of the World, on a guided tour. Enjoy free time to explore independently and make a stop in Aguas Calientes.
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  • 11 hours
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US$ 441.00
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Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

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Marvel at the mystical sights of Machu Picchu thanks to this full-day tour from Cusco. Make the most of your Peru visit as your experience this legendary Inca citadel, enjoying a two-hour guided tour of highlights like the Sacred Sun Dial, Royal Quarters, and more. Then spend some free time exploring this amazing complex on your own. Entrance tickets plus all transfers to and from Cusco are included.
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  • 15 hours
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US$ 349.00
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PeruRail Expedition Train to Machu Picchu

PeruRail Expedition Train to Machu Picchu

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If you are looking for an adventure on your way to Machu Picchu at an unbeatable price, on a train with all the onboard comfort, the PeruRail Expedition train has just what you need. The train cars of the PeruRail Expedition train are steeped in the designs of Incan culture, the perfect way to start your trip to the Machu Picchu citadel. The PeruRail Expedition gives you the chance to take in the unbelievable scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures of a journey unlike any other. You will be waited on by a highly-trained staff member for the duration of your trip. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy a Food and Beverage service for sale, where you will find a wide variety of top quality products. You can find the catalogue here. Departures are scheduled everyday, with a variety of schedules and frequencies.
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  • 3 hours
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US$ 55.00
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4-Day Classic Machu Picchu Inca Jungle Trek

4-Day Classic Machu Picchu Inca Jungle Trek

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Get your adrenaline pumping as you make your way to the famous Machu Picchu. Enjoy a 4-day adventure tour through the jungle from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Spend your days biking, hiking, zip lining, and rafting as you traverse the ancient Inca jungle paths. Get to know your small group and tour guide as you enjoy meals together and learn about the history of Peru.
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  • 4 days
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US$ 415.00
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Machu Picchu Full Day Tour from Cusco

Machu Picchu Full Day Tour from Cusco

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Explore the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on a full-day tour from Cusco. Take the train to Aguas Calientes and then follow your guide on a 2-hour walking tour of the ruins. Visit key landmarks and learn about the Inca empire before exploring the sites on your own. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Aguas Calientes before heading back to Cusco by train.
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  • 1 day
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Machu Picchu - Full Day from Cusco

Machu Picchu - Full Day from Cusco

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We are one of the best Cusco agencies for a long time in the region, considering us one of the classic companies of Cusco. Time has allowed us to take thousands of tourists to Machu Picchu, they are our best recommendation letter, with all our support experience, you and your companions can enjoy a very pleasant travel experience.
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  • 18 to 20 hours
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 4 Days

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 4 Days

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Embark on a multi-day hike to Machu Picchu from Cusco along the Salkantay Trek, a less crowded though-just-as-spectacular alternative to the Inca Trail. With horses to carry your gear you'll begin your 4-day journey at the Soyrapampa trail head, crossing the highest point in your hike—the 15,060-foot-high (4,590-meter) Apacheta path—on your initial ascent. From there you'll spend days meandering through lush jungle and past gushing waterfalls, alongside village coffee plantations and across high-altitude meadows and camping overnight beneath the stars before arriving at the famed Inca citadel.
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  • 4 days
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US$ 550.00
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5-Day Machu Picchu and Highlights of Cusco

5-Day Machu Picchu and Highlights of Cusco

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Once the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco is now popular for its Spanish flair and easy access to historical ruins. Tour the major attractions of this 2-mile high city on this 5-day tour of Cusco, which includes all lodging, meals, and transportation as per itinerary. This tour also includes a trip to Machu Picchu.
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  • 5 days
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4-Day Tour of Cusco Including Machu Picchu

4-Day Tour of Cusco Including Machu Picchu

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Discover the best of Cusco and its surroundings during this 4-day comprehensive tour. Visit sites such as Qorikancha, Saqsaywaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Dive into the history of Peru and the Incas and admire the beautiful views of Peru’s countryside as you tour each location. This tour is inclusive of all accommodation, tours, and transfers.
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  • 4 days
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4 Day - Cusco and Machu Picchu Private Tour

4 Day - Cusco and Machu Picchu Private Tour

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Experience the best of Cusco and the incredible Inca citadel of Machu Picchu during this 4-day, 3-night trip. Spend your first day exploring the colonial and Incan history of Cusco at sites including Koricancha, the city’s main cathedral and the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman. On day two, travel on a scenic train trip to the Machu Picchu staging city of Aguas Calientes, where you’ll spend the night. Wake up early on day three to watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu and explore this amazing site with your guide. This Cusco and Machu Picchu experience also includes a guide, round-trip airport transfer, train and bus tickets, three nights of accommodation at a three star hotel, entrance fees and Cusco city tour.
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  • 4 days
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US$ 639.00
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Machu Picchu hours of operation: Varies. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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