USA Today article title is:"Cancel that trip to Machu Picchu." Issued February 13, 2013,the warning "banned embassy employees from non-essential travel to the mountaintop Incan ruins and the Cusco region at large, The threat is credible at least through the end of February."
We just finalized plans for an April trip to Cusco including a 4day/3night hike with SAS trekking company.
We do not have travel insurance. Should we cancel? We have been looking forward to this for years but it's not worth a kidnapping.
What are your views?