For many travelers, Machu Picchu is the reason to visit Peru. And while this wonderful country has many different sights and experiences to offer, there’s no denying that the old Inca city is a must-see while you’re there.
Getting There, and What You’ll See on the Way
When you book a Machu Picchu tour with Alpaca Expeditions, you’ll begin in historic Lima, the capital city of Peru. A full guided tour of the city comprises the first day of the tour, and you’ll visit many locales linked to the rich history, both pre and post-colonial.
From here, you’ll move on to Cuzco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. You’ll visit some famous spots within the city, and, of course, the ruins of Inca temples and towers on the city’s outskirts.
Next, it’s a journey to the Sacred Valley by train, to ultimately arrive in the town Aguas Calientes, right at the foot of Machu Picchu.
Why Travelers Love Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is truly one of those places that every traveler hopes to visit at least once. It’s not hard to see why. The site is absolutely steeped in history, having first been built for the Inca Emperor Pachacuti in the 15th century. It offers the best extant example of Inca architecture, and a window into what Inca cities must have looked like at the height of the Empire.
Perched as it is on a high mountain ridge, Machu Picchu also offers stunning views of the beautiful Scared Valley and surrounding region. You can’t quite say you’ve seen Peru until you’ve seen it from this vantage point.
Book Your Tour Today!
Visiting Machu Picchu as part of a tour is your best option, because it ensures that you won’t miss out on any of points of interest. As you can see, before you even get to Machu Picchu itself there are many great things to take note of along the way, and without an experienced and knowledgeable guide, you might not know what to look out for.
Alpaca Expeditions gives you those experienced, knowledgeable guides and an itinerary carefully designed to help you get the most out of your Machu Picchu experience, including on the way there. Book your tour today!