Introducing Machu Picchu
For many visitors to Peru and even South America, a visit to the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu is the sweet cherry on the top of their trip. With its spectacular location, it’s the best-known archaeological site on the continent. This awe-inspiring ancient city was never revealed to the conquering Spaniards and was virtually forgotten until the early part of the 20th century. In the high season from late May until early September, the maximum limit of 2500 people arrive daily. Despite this great tourist influx, the site manages to retain its air of grandeur and mystery, and is a must for all visitors to Peru.
Ready to go?
These tours & activities make it easy:
- Trek the spectacular Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
- Explore Machu Picchu and the Amazon rainforest
- Travel from Lima to La Paz with a stop in Machu Picchu
- Trek through the highlights of the ancient Inca Empire
Last updated: Jan 22, 2013
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