Voted as one of the seven wonders in the world in the year 2007, Machu Picchu has become one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Surrounded by mountains and a lot of history, the UNESCO World Heritage site has a lot to offer.
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- For the View!
The view you’re surrounded by! Machu Picchu is situated at 2430 meters above sea level and is surrounded by several peaks. At this height, you will be able to take in the view of the great Apu Mountains, the beautiful valleys, and the land of Machu Picchu itself. Therefore, pictures cannot be used as examples to see what is actually out there. Machu Picchu’s beauty lies in its natural surroundings and its years of history.
- Hiking on the Inca trail
One of the most popular ways to get to Machu Picchu, the Inca trail, is nothing less than adventurous. The track is quite arduous in nature and requires long hard walks.
The 4 day Trek also involves camping and visiting the beautiful ruins and landscapes around Machu Picchu. Camping at night in the beautiful valleys of Machu Picchu certainly earns some amazing memories and huge bragging rights.
- The Mystery of the Town
The mysterious and magical town of Machu Picchu was built by the Incas centuries ago in the city of Peru. The town was later discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, which added to a lot of controversies.
Hiram is said to have discovered the town with the help of some indigenous people who lived in the area. Machu Picchu is definitely a place you should be spending more time at. As the longer you stay, the more you learn about its history.
- Get Your Adventure Mode On
The way to Machu Picchu is filled with things that are one of a kind. You cut through forests, learn a lot about the ruins, and cross a bunch of rope bridges to reach there. The path is even more adventurous than it sounds and one of the most thrilling things about the area. Machu Picchu’s Inca trail will allow you to explore the region in a different way every time you go there.
- Learn As You Go
Apart from Machu Picchu itself, there are several sites that you’ll encounter on your way up there. These include the ruins of Patallacta, the agricultural terraces of Llactapata, and more. These agricultural terraces too have a story of their own with several constructions in the Patallacta that have still not been explored.
The areas around Machu Picchu also have a rich cultural history, with their traditions a combination of Andean and Peruvian heritage. The people in the area speak both Quechua and Spanish. Their dressing too is quite unlike anything you’ll ever find.
Machu Picchu offers not only a breathtaking beauty, but quenches the thirst for knowledge, adventure, and mystery at the same time. It is a place that must be visited at least once in a lifetime.