No visit to Peru would be complete without going to visit Machu Picchu – one of the 7 Wonders of the World ! We have below information on getting tickets to Machu Picchu, information about the sunrise at Machu picchu, how to trek to Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, and much more.
In the ten years that we have guided trips to Machu Picchu, the one thing we have repeatedly heard from clients is that the experience was everything they had hoped for, and more. One of the few places that lives up to – and even exceeds – expectations. Very recent discoveries have revealed that Machu Picchu is much larger than was previously thought, and excavations of large new sections of it continue.
Indeed, it is a very exciting time right now in Peru as we are in the midst of a period of significant archaeological discoveries. UPDATE: Feb 2013 A new tomb, possibly that of the great Inca Pachacuti, has just been discovered.
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Machu Picchu Information
Built in the late 1400’s and early 1500’s by the Incan emperor Pachacutec, Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most magnificent example of architecture. Sitting high atop a mountaintop in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, it features commanding views in all directions and the finest examples of Incan stoneworking prowess in all of south America.
Although there are many theories as to it’s exact purpose and function, the most likely scenario in our opinion is that it was a type of royal country estate built for the pleasure and use of the elite Inca royalty, as an escape from the cold climate of Cusco.
This section of our website has the aim of help answer and clear up many of the confusing logistics involved in visiting Machu Picchu. See the dropdown list above for more information on how to get to Machu Picchu how to get tickets to climb Huayna Picchu, how to hike the Inca Trail the best time to get to Machu Picchu, where to get bus tickets up to Machu Picchu, train tickets to Machu Picchu, and much, much more.