Visiting Machu Picchu
A visit to Machu Picchu begins in the city of Cuzco, leads through the picturesque landscape of Peru and eventually into the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. Famous for its outstanding architecture, ancient mystery and breathtaking scenery, the ruins of Machu Picchu are a must see when visiting Peru.
The Inca Trail leading to Machu Picchu is undoubtedly one of the top-ranking adventures in the world. Up until 2001 the number of trekkers on the trail increased yearly with no control. Unfortunately, the overuse resulted in overcrowded paths with litter scattered everywhere. Consequently, these conditions resulted in a lot of negative press and UNESCO threatened to withdraw World Heritage Site status.