MACHUPICCHU

Machu Picchu was an Inca settlement built in the 15th century. It is the most important pre-Hispanic archaeological site in Peru. This magnificent city is considered the most important vestige of the Inca culture, in terms of its architecture, engineering, urban planning, agricultural system and Andean religion and spirituality. The complex is comprised of plazas, streets, water fountains, temples, palaces and residential areas, all of which are surrounded by a stunning geography of great magical-religious significance for the people of the Andes.

Machu Picchu stands at the summit of a mountain and is surrounded by other peaks. The steep slopes of this mountain end at the banks of the Urubamba River. The city is surrounded by agricultural terraces which were the Incas’ solution to the rugged geography of the area.

Machu Picchu stands at an altitude of 8,085 feet (2,450 meters).

Since the site was never known to the Spanish during their conquest, it is highly significant as a relatively intact cultural site. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

TOURS IN MACHU PICCHU

MACHU PICCHU BY TRAIN
Machu Picchu demonstrates the nearly perfect and best period of a great culture. Engineering, architecture, town planning, agriculture, religion and astronomy are clearly represented in each of the city buildings. Prices depend on the type of train that you would like to take (Luxury, Tourist class, Economic class).

  • Duration
  • Full day
  • Activity Type
  • Culture and archaeology
  • Transport
  • Bus, train, bus
  • Level
  • Easy

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ONE DAY INCA TRAIL
The Lost City of the Incas is reached also along the fascinating six hour walk on the Inca Trail, which attracts thousands of people every year, because of the beauty, scenery, history, archaeology and, of course, a little adventure. You can add one more day to your tour to enjoy sunrise over Machu Picchu next day and the city tour also.

  • Duration
  • Full day
  • Activity Type
  • Archaeology and adventure
  • Transport
  • Train and walk
  • Level
  • Moderate to strenuous

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