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Tour Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

Situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubama River and surrounded by tropical forest, Machu Picchu is in one of the most idyllic settings in the world. Built around 1450 AD, the site has been classed as a UNESCO World Hertiage site and claimed a place among the seven wonders of the world. The city had been considered lost for centuries, until it was rediscovered in 1911 by explorer Hiram Bingham. The whispers of an ancient civilization can still be heard among the ruined buildings and sacred stones, encouraging the adventurous traveller to uncover the myths and mysteries woven into this spiritual location.

Guided Tours to Machu Picchu

Traveling across the Andes Mountains, travelers will be dazzled by the lush scenery and snow-capped mountain ranges. From Lima, Peru, tours to Machu Picchu are plentiful. Whether they are express tours to Machu Picchu or spending time exploring the South American region. We’ve got the tours for you.

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What to Expect – Why Visit Machu Picchu?

Visiting Machu Picchu promises a journey filled with wonder, adventure, and discovery. As you ascend through the Andean foothills, anticipation mounts until the mystical citadel reveals itself, nestled amidst mist-shrouded peaks. Exploring the intricately crafted stone terraces, temples, and dwellings, you'll uncover the secrets of the ancient Inca civilization, marveling at the ingenuity of their architecture and urban planning. Whether wandering the labyrinthine pathways, meditating amidst the serene ruins, or capturing the perfect photograph of the iconic Huayna Picchu towering above, Machu Picchu promises an immersive and transformative experience unlike any other, leaving indelible memories etched into your soul.

Popular Sights to See in Machu Picchu

Temple of the Sun

A sacred enclosure that served as a place of worship for the Incan Sun god. High ranking members of the Incan Empire and Priests could enter and place offerings and pay homage.

The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is an iconic trekking route that winds through the stunning Andean landscape of Peru. As trekkers traverse steep stone staircases and traverse narrow paths, they are rewarded with a profound sense of accomplishment upon reaching the Sun Gate, where Machu Picchu reveals itself in all its splendor, shrouded in mist and mystery.

Climb Huayna Picchu

Travelers can climb Huayna Picchu, the mountain that stands guard behind Machu Picchu. This is a ticketed experience, so booking well in advance is recommended.

Machu Picchu Trivia

New Seven Wonders

In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide online poll. Placing the historical site alongside iconic locations such as Petra in Jordan, Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro, the Great Wall of China, the Roman Colosseum, Taj Mahal in India and the Pyramid at Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

Home to Incan Royalty

While Machu Picchu was built over six centuries ago, Archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Pachacuti, an Incan leader who reigned from 1438 to 1471.

Local Legends about Machu Picchu

The Ascension Legend

Machu Picchu is said to have been a place of worship. Those who set foot on the site did so with respect and reverence, and those who reached the top experienced a form of enlightenment.

Legend of the Flight of the Condor

According to the region’s legends, Machu Picchu was created by the Inca god, Viracocha, who turned the rocks and mountains of the area into a fortress to provide a place of refuge for his people.

Frequently asked questions

Why is Machu Picchu Important?

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Machu Picchu holds profound significance as an archaeological, cultural and historical treasure. It symbolizes the ingenuity and resilience of ancient civilizations, earning its status as an UNESCO World Heritage site.

When was Machu Picchu Built?

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Getting to Machu Picchu and Travelling Around

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Train to Machu Picchu

Train

Take a scenic train ride to explore the incredible Inca citadel. It will take travelers from Ollantaytambo train station and through breath taking scenery until you reach the historical site.

On Foot

The trail offers 26 miles of stunning scenery and reaching elevations of 4,200 meters or 13,773 ft. The usual trail takes 4 days to complete, however travelers can hike a section of the Inca Trail as an add on to their tour of Peru and Machu Picchu.

Conclusion

Machu Picchu offers a wealth of historical and spiritual experiences. From the bustling streets of Cusco to the awe-inspiring ruins of the Sacred Valley, visitors embark on a pilgrimage through breath taking landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

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