Machu Picchu-Peru

Machu Picchu-Peru

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  • Languages
    English

Overview

Machu Picchu, also known as the “Lost City of the Incas,” is an archaeological site in Peru’s Andes Mountains, built in the mid-15th century by the Inca civilization. At 2,430 meters (7,970 feet), it stands on a ridge with a stunning view of the Urubamba River valley. The complex consists of terraces, squares, temples, and apartment buildings, all built from stone without mortar. Notable buildings include the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana Stone, and the Room of the Three Windows. Despite its impressive preservation, Machu Picchu was likely abandoned by the Inca people after the Spanish conquest of Peru in the 16th century. Until American explorer Hiram Bingham discovered it in 1911, it was mostly unknown to the outside world. Today, it is a popular tourist site in South America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can explore the ancient remains and take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Highlights

  • Civilization's mastery of architecture
  • Engineering
  • Andean peaks
  • Multifaceted complex

Included/Excluded

  • Permits and Tickets
  • Proper Gear
  • Acclimatization
  • Camera and Supplies
  • Early Arrival
  • Respectful Behavior
  • Overpacking
  • Littering
  • Ignoring Altitude Sickness
  • Disrespectful Behavior
  • Overlooking Safety
  • Feeding Wildlife

Languages

  • English

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