Machu Picchu has long attracted travelers from all over the globe. Perched high in the Andean Mountains of Peru, this historic 15th century citadel Inca site is a site to behold. Since its 1911 discovery, travelers have made the trek to the royal estate to witness its buildings and arresting views. While Machu Picchu is the unquestionable highlight of the region, visitors who take the Inca Trail have many additional attractions to look forward to. The natural beauties of the Peruvian region help make a Machu Picchu hike part of a trip of a lifetime.
Discover the Orchids of the Inca Trail
The mountain views along the Inca Trail are truly dazzling. However, when traversing the cloud forest of the area, it’s important to look down from time to time. You don’t want to miss out on witnessing the splendid botanicals that bloom in this part of the world. The orchids of Machu Picchu National Park are a glorious site with their bright coloring and telltale shapes. From the gallo-gallo, aka rooster orchid, to the other distinctive plants of along the trek, the Inca Trail promises nature enthusiasts an amazing experience.
Highlights of the Trek to Machu Picchu
Alpaca Expeditions has designed multiple treks on the Inca Trail to reach Machu Picchu. Some visitors want to tackle a seven-day journey to reach the site. Others might only want a taste of the camping and hiking experience with a two-day trek. While hiking this terrain is physically demanding, hikers who have some experience and can handle moderate hikes like this are sure to find the experience a spectacular. Alpaca Expeditions features expert guides, private campgrounds, and excellent food. Spending nights under the stars with other enthusiastic travelers is a unique experience that culminates with visions of Machu Picchu itself.
If you want to visit Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consider making the trek along the Inca Trail with Alpaca Expeditions. The beauty of the region cannot be oversold. It’s majestic, enchanting, and unlike anywhere else. Hiking to Machu Picchu promises to be the trip of a lifetime. Alpaca Expeditions is a trusted guide service that has the knowledge and know-how needed to make this trip enjoyable in every respect. Contact us for more information.