The lost city of the Incas
A trip to the remote Peruvian site of Machu Picchu is probably one of the top international bucket list destinations, the ancient ruins mystify and intrigue travelers and historians alike. Hidden in the midst of the Andes was discovered to the world in 1911, its mystique and stunning location on a mountain ride have been drawing adventurous visitors ever since. Most people know Machu Picchu not for its history, but for its breathtaking beauty and the remarkable achievement of civil engineering recognized by the worldwide scientific community.
Embedded within a dramatic landscape at the meeting point between the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon Basin, the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is among the greatest artistic, architectural and land use achievements anywhere and the most significant tangible legacy of the Inca civilization.
From July 1st 2017, the entrance to Machu Picchu will be in two shifts and visitors must be accompanied for an official guide of tourism so it is advisable to get the tickets in advance.