Each year, millions of individuals visit the mysterious and imposing Incan citadel of Machu Picchu situated in Peru. However, getting to the intricate stone constructions, the great agricultural terraces, and the hilltop views is not easy. It involves tricks and experts to navigate through the Peru’s most famous destination.
What You’ll See on the Way to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is always open throughout the year. There are numerous activities and features and to enjoy when you go for a hike at Machu Picchu. Follow the footsteps of the Incas; get to enjoy the fascinating Inca ruins as you hike towards the Lost City of the Incas. On your final tour day, get up early to get to the Machu Picchu’s iconic Sun Gate at sunrise and watch the first rays of the light creeping across the landscape. Later, you can spend your morning traversing the incredible archaeological site with the assistance of your tour guide.
On our 2D/1N Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu tour, you can enjoy two full days visiting some of the most beautiful areas of the Cusco region ending with the main attraction of Machu Picchu. You and your tour guide will take our private transportation to the first stop, the Awanacancha Alpaca farm. Here, you will see the traditional animals of the Incas: llamas, alpacas, viñuna, and guanaco. After that, we’ll drive to El Mirador del Valle Sagrado, the Sacred Valley Lookout Point, for amazing views and photos. The first day of this trek also includes a drive to Ollantaytambo, where the second heaviest Inca monoliths are to be found. The ruins have an amazing Temple of the Sun, Moon, and The Temple of the 10 Niches.
The second day is when you will be visiting the famous Sacred City of the Incas, the crystal city of the Inca civilization. You will have a guided, walking tour, exploring all of the famous places of this impressive citadel: The Temple of the Sun, The Royal Tomb, The Intiwatana (sun dial rock), Main Plaza, Temple of the 3 Windows, The Artisan Sector, the Condor Temple and many others. After the tour, you will have time to explore the ruins on your own.
These are some of the numerous fantastic outdoor activities in Machu Picchu. Make a point of booking a tour in this place and get to enjoy the endless wonders of nature. To plan your Peru adventure and to learn more about the hike to Machu Picchu, get in touch with Alpaca Expeditions. Alpaca Expeditions is a Peruvian travel operator with a main office in located in Cusco, Peru, and we are the top-rated tour operators of the Inca Trail.