October 10, 2015
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Written By Admin
Machu Picchu, meaning “Old Mountain”, rises up above the Urubamba river and reaches a height of 2,430m above sea level. On it stands a pre-Columbian 15th Century Inca site, which dates back to the emperor Pachacuti who ruled between 1438–1472. Looming over the ruins, the mountain called Huayna Picchu, or “Young Mountain”. Often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World. The complex of buildings comprise stone blocks fitted with masterful precision that harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape. There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture.
As part of their network system, the Incas built a road to the Machu Picchu region across the back of the Andes, from central Chile to Northern Ecuador. Today, a 54km stretch of this ancient road way is open to the public and has becomes known as theInca Trail. Today, tens of thousands of tourists walk the Inca Trail to visit Machu Picchu each year. Arriving to the ancient ruins in the early to watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu, is a memory that will last a lifetime.
This tour is 10 days starting and ending in Lima
10 Days, 9 Nights
Trekking, Culture, Nature, History
All year – best mid March to November
Tents and Hotels
Offer is valid for all tours booked and paid for prior to the 31 May 2013, subject to Inca Trail Permits being available
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