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A high-altitude mediaeval Inca Empire city

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu needs little introduction. Peru’s most famous attraction was built for Emperor Pachacuti in the 15th century and abandoned at the time of the Spanish conquest. Over nearly 500 years, the mountains reclaimed the land. Machu Picchu needs little introduction. Peru’s most famous attraction was built for Emperor Pachacuti in the 15th century and abandoned at the time of the Spanish conquest. Over nearly 500 years, the mountains reclaimed the land.
Why Machu Picchu?
A dream destination for travellers the world over, the ruins of Machu Picchu continue to captivate our imaginations. We recommend planning your visit to include a multi-day hike along the Inca Trail, allowing the anticipation to build as you make your way through Peru’s Sacred Valley. There’s nothing quite like standing at the famed Sun Gate and gazing over Machu Picchu just as the Incas must have more than five centuries ago.

The Incas had a strong understanding of astronomy, which you can best appreciate by visiting at sunrise, sunset or during a full moon. The Temple of the Sun was a solar observatory and a place of animal sacrifice, and the ritual Intihuatana stone is thought to have been an early astronomical clock or calendar. Prepare to be spellbound by this enchanting ancient city!
  • World-famous historical site.
  • Multi-day hike through spectacular scenery.
  • Unique astronomical features.
  • Expert local guides.
  • Stunning mountain views over centuries-old ruins.
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