Machu Picchu Sanctuary was chosen on 2007 as one of the 7 modern wonders of the world, an award given by the new Open World Corporation on a public competition where more than 100 million people participated. We can assure you that a tour to Machu Picchu is something you will never forget. This impressive destiny will infinitely fill your soul with an incredible energy. If you are planning a trip to Peru, you must visit Cusco City, that way you will be closer to get into this amazing Sanctuary. A tour to Machu Picchu could not be out of yours travelling plans.
Machu Picchu it’s an Inca citadel located 2490 meters above sea level, in the middle of the Urubamba River valley and resting between the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains. It was officially discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, and since then, this has become the top destination for many travelers in the world.
Machu Picchu is a city completely built in stone by the Incas around the fifteenth century. This city is made up of temples, residential buildings, platforms and waterways that maintained the lifestyle of the population that lived there, has a strategic location and was built with large stone blocks attached to each other, without the use of amalgam. It is located 130 km from the Imperial Cusco City and since explorer Hiram Bingham made it known to the world, he has received many titles and recognitions.
Machu Picchu has been on the Unesco World Heritage List since 1983, as part of a cultural and ecological ensemble known as «Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu«. On July 7, 2007 Machu Picchu was declared as «one of the new seven wonders of the modern world» in a ceremony held in Lisbon (Portugal) and since then the number of visitors who wish to know this wonderful destination increases year by year.
Machu Picchu receives every day thousands of visitors from all over the world, the most used route is the train to Machu Picchu, since not all have enough time to take one of the alternative trekking routes to Machu Picchu. The train is bit expensive but is the most efficient option; however, others prefer to take long walks visiting the most incredible landscapes on the planet and enter by the trekking routes left by the Incas to reach Machu Picchu citadel.
Two seasons are presented: The rainy season at Cusco that runs from October to March, the weather is very comfortable but the rains are abundant during the season, the month that receives the most rainfall is February, that is why the Inca Trail closes during this month.
The dry season at Cusco runs from April to September, the days turn clear with a radiant sun and a unique blue sky, temperatures rise to 25oC during the day, but drop to 0º during the early hours, especially in the months of June and July , the rains are sporadic, but always present, it is the best time to visit Machu Picchu.
It is currently considered to turn Machu Picchu into the sixth biosphere reserve in Peru, which is one of the most diverse countries on the planet. These mountains serve as home to numerous species of birds and mammals, which make up the richness of our heritage. Reserving a tour to Machu Picchu you would not only be able to get to know this amazing city, but you also will get in touch with and exotic jungle.
Machu Picchu is considered a privileged place, where we can find a great variety of orchids. Currently, have been found, identified and classified more than 160 species. At the Inca Trail or any other trekking route to Machu Picchu you will get to pass through 5 living areas. These mountains covered with vegetation, are home to countless species of plants and trees.
With PERU LUXURY TRAVEL you will get to know this amazing place with all the comfort you wish, taking a tour to Machu Picchu will allow you to see one of the most highlighting architectural jewels of beautiful Peru. Our travel agents are ready to provide you with a service that suits your needs, to make your trip an unforgettable experience that exceeds your expectations and makes you enjoy the attractions we have to offer you. Leave your next vacation to Peru in our hand and we promise you will have the best experience of your life.
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