Quinoa, corn beer, and coca leaf tea fuel the body among other delicious and energizing meals. An elective 8 mile 13 km Inca Trail hike includes a 2,foot meter elevation gain. Altitudes between 6, and 13, feet may require a slower pace.
Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area. With a population of more than 10 million, Lima is the most populous metropolitan area of Peru, and the third largest city in the Americas, just behind Sao Paulo City and Mexico City.
Balance of day to rest and get used to the high altitude. In the afternoon enjoy a half day visit of the magical city of Cuzco as you drive through the main streets with their Inca walls. The curved stonework of the temple is probably unequalled in the world.
During the Inca period, the stones were covered with gold. The Cathedral, a real piece of art with hundreds of paintings. Then, visit the archaeological sites that surround Cusco: The site has a great cosmic energy - that is why people think it was an astronomic observatory and an Inca oracle.
Early morning transfer to the rail station to board the train to Machu Picchu. The train journey to Machu Picchu is a highlight of any trip to the Andes.
The scenery is simply spectacular, and the recently refurbished Vistadome Trains with their panoramic windows allow you to enjoy it in comfort. The 3 hour journey takes you through a changing landscape, passing by lush, green fields and colorful villages in the foothills of the Andes.
On arrival in Machu Picchu your private guide will be waiting for you. You will be transfer by small buses to the entrance of the ruins to commence our touring. Machu Picchu rises to an altitude of 7, ft. It lies within the spectacular framework provided by the exuberant vegetation of nearby jungle and the rugged landscape.
The ruins are situated on the eastern slope of Machu Picchu in two different areas: The latter includes the civil sector dwellings, canalizationsand the sacred sector temples, mausoleums, squares, royal houses. Although constructions show different levels of architecture, religious buildings exhibit a high degree of perfection.
The construction was with general use of stone, and the roofs were built of tree trunks and thatched with ichu straw. The walls were made with an inward inclination for protection against earthquakes.
Overnight in the village of Aguas Calientes, just at bottom of Machu Picchu. Lunch at the Sanctuary Machu Picchu today. You can go back to the Lost City and visit this magnificent archeological site at your own pace or do some trekking The city of Cuzco is like an open museum, wherever you go you will find ancient Inka streets, palaces, colonial mansions from the Spaniards conquistadores or just take advantage of great bargains such as sweaters, ponchos, alpaca rugs, gold and silver jewelry Cuzco is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the world.Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Machu Picchu, Peru on TripAdvisor: See 35, traveler reviews and photos of Machu Picchu tourist attractions.
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The two different options for arriving to Machu Picchu are 1) hiking the Inca Trail over 4 days or more, or 2) taking a panoramic train from Cusco, through the Sacred Valley and either visit Machu.
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Welcome to Rediscover Machu Picchu! Location: Rediscover Machu Picchu > Welcome! (Home) This old citadel was preserved under dense vegetation for roughly years and is now open to visitors!
Every year, millions of people visit the imposing and mysterious Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru. But getting to the massive agricultural terraces, intricate stone constructions, and epic.