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Three thousand feet above Urubamba Valley, Peru, stretch two mountains, Machu Picchu (Old Mountain) and Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain). On a cloud-draped ridge between the two peaks lies the site of Machu Picchu, part of the estate of the Inca king Pachacuti [AD 1438-1471]. The site is made up of single buildings arranged in groups, along streets, adjacent to plazas and terraces. Most of the buildings are residences, some of white granite masonry such as that seen in the city of Cuzco. Some of the buildings, which must have been for special purposes, are partly carved into the bedrock and partly built from finely cut white granite.

Due to its impressive buildings and gorgeous natural surroundings, Machu Picchu is among the seven "wonders of the world".

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Archaeological Cluster

The sanctuary, surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains, it is easy to appreciate the diversity of flora and fauna, it is an attraction for local people and for tourists.

The Inca architecture was among the finest prehistoric architecture in the world. Examples can be seen in Cuzco and Ollantaytambo, and of course here at Machu Picchu. The building style is characterized by exquisitely cut masonry, placed together completely without mortar. The raw material was granite, worked by stone and sand into irregular shapes that fit together like a gigantic puzzle. Some stones have as many as thirty facets worked into the surface, and as a result, the faces of the stone fit together so tightly that a needle won't fit between them.

Those are only few reasons for visiting Machu Picchu in a unique experience:

a wonderful combination of creativity art and the wildness of nature.

machupicchu Historical Sanctuary
Historical Sanctuary



The "Young mountain" in the Quechua language.
Machu Picchu represents the face of the Inca looking upward towards the sky, with the largest peak, Huayna Picchu (meaning Young Peak), representing his pierced nose and also the duality templance and balance withing Machupicchu (Machupicchu = Old Mountain and Huaynapicchu =Joung mountain)


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Wayna Picchu



Following Bingham's footsteps, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated among the ten best trekking trails in the world because of its striking beauty, ancient Inca ruins and diverse ecological zones. This route traverses very diverse terrains, from high desert plateau to tropical Andean rainforest.

Following an ancient Inca trail, we will be walking past mysterious archaeological sites half-cloaked in jungle overgrowth that makes it look like you are discovering them for the first time.
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Inca Trail


in the astounding scenery from ground level. From town we’ll walk out of town along the road, and then pick up the railroad tracks which follow the river when the road ends. From here we view the steep mountain cliffs all around, jutting straight into the sky far above. After about an hour along the river we’ll turn away from the river and head up a side stream toward the Mandor Waterfall. Although we are hiking in the Machu Picchu sanctuary, there are some homesteads scattered throughout, and as we get away from the river we pass through an orchard with fruit trees before transitioning into cloud forest. About 20 minutes later we reach the waterfall, with a small pool nearby that allows a quick swim before or after our picnic lunch. We’ll then retrace our steps back to town, with a total hiking time of about five hours.

machupicchu Mandor Waterfalls
Mandor Waterfalls





this small town, which is well known for its thermal baths, has blossomed into a popular overnight destination for travellers to Machu Picchu that offer all of the necessary infrastructure and are one of the main natural resources for medical therapy, being an ideal treatment mode for ailments such as rheumatism. They also provide a great way to relax, get rid of stress and toxins, enhance your metabolism and avoid high blood pressure, among their other properties.

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Hot Springs

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