Machu Picchu Tours – Travel To Machu Picchu

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Trips to Machu Picchu have become very popular as tourists take this up quite frequently. After the making of the “Old Peak” in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, this place has become popular and popular day by day.

This amazing place is located 2430 meters above the sea level just overlooking the dazzling Urubamba River through the Andes Mountains. This place was built around 1460 AD by the Incas and is near the town of Aguas Calientes. There are many theories as to how this place was constructed by the Incas but nobody knows exactly how the huge stones were used which has to be brought to the area over the very difficult mountainous terrain.

The stones on this site fit so perfectly that even a knife blade cannot fit between them. One could imagine the awesomeness of the site by the fact that the construction here in Machu Picchu was made to withstand earthquakes. The stones move slightly during the quake and after it settles back to its original positions.

The founding father of the empire of the Incas, Inca Pachacuti had probably built the citadel here to worship the god of sun and as a observatory. There is also an agricultural area. The slopes were not just used for harvesting crops but also to help them defend their sites from intruders. The location of Machu Picchu is such that any military attack will be highly difficult to be executed.

People travel to Machu Picchu very frequently. It is surely the most visited place in Peru, being amongst the top most tourist locations in the whole of South America. The place is a UNESCO World Heritage location being a Historic Sanctuary. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World that establishes the marvel of this place. It is profound for its delightful architecture, breath-taking views and ancient mysticism. The ruins of that dynasty is a must see in Peru.

Tourists come here not just for visiting the “wonder” but there are many more things to do here like Hiking Machu Picchu. The location is just perfect for hiking and people carry this out usually on their tour to Machu Picchu. There are many agencies here that provide different tour packages. It is important that you get hold of a good agency that provides the best facilities at the least price. Packages can vary and can be customised according to your needs. Proper planning of the tour can be very helpful in making the tour really relishing.

The tour usually begins with a train ride of three hours into the Andes Mountains to the wonderful hilly town of AguasCalientes. A person will be thrilled to see the amazing mountain views from here. Adventurous tourists can take up the challenge of taking steep steps to Huayna Picchu, a high peak.

You will also discover the Inca trail which made access to Machu Picchu easier. It will surely give breath-taking views of the Andes. So, pack your bags and get ready for an adventurous tour to Machu Picchu.


Mr. Laurent Steiner is a well known author for travel, tour and lifestyle related articles.Currently he is writing articles about Hiking Machu Picchu and Trips To Machu Picchu with Bamba experience Visit us to get passes of your trip.

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