Machu Picchu is often called the “Lost City of The Incas.” Located in the Cusco region of Peru, it is one of the most impressive ancient sites in the world. An icon of the Inca civilization, it is a popular stop on many Peru tours.
Constructed around 1450 AD, at the height of the Inca Empire, it was built as an estate for the Inca Emperor Pachacuti. However, the site was mysteriously abandoned approximately 100 years later. Not discovered again until the early 20th century, Machu Picchu soon became a popular tourist destination.
Spectacular Machu Picchu: You Must See it to Believe it
People travel from all over the world to hike the famous Inca trail and come face to face with the past when they visit this iconic site. We offer a Cusco City, Sacred Valley 2 Day and Machu Picchu Tour (4D/3N) that will leave you an expert on Inca history.
The tour includes highlights of Cusco City where you’ll explore ancient Inca-built streets, altars and temples. Next, on the second day, you’ll visit a working weaving center and alpaca farm. Additionally, you’ll experience an intact Inca village in Ollantaytambo. There you’ll relax and enjoy a dinner of authentic Peruvian cuisine.
Day 3 begins with a look at the impressive Salineras/Maras Salt Mines. The local economy is supported by the salt obtained from thousands of salt pools which act as evaporation chambers. Later, the day continues with a tour of Moray Inca Archeological Center and Chincheros. You’ll learn about the terraced farming techniques used by the Inca. Plus, you’ll see a colonial church and visit a textile center. Finally, the day concludes with dinner and a breathtaking train ride to your hotel in Aguas Calientes where you’ll prepare to visit Machu Picchu.
Wake up early the next day to see the sunrise and an amazing view of Machu Picchu. Our guides will provide an informative 2-hour tour and then you’ll have time to explore on your own. Tickets are required to climb either of the mountains, so be sure to let us arrange those for you well ahead of your trip. After exploring you’ll take a bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then a train ride back to Ollantaytambo. You’ll look back on your adventure with awe and a new appreciation for the Inca culture.
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