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Machu Picchu historical sanctuary

MACHU PICCHU'S HISTORICAL SANCTUARY

110 km. North-Wenst of the city of Cusco (three and a half hours by train), lies the locality of Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu's Village, from which an extra 8 km.(10 minutes by bus), take us to the Historical Sanctuary or Archeological complex of Machu Picchu which is an impressive incan city located on a mountain. its Quechua name translated to Spanish means -Old Mountain- and was also called -the Incas Lost City-, as it was unknown to the Occidental world, 'till it discovered by Hiran Bingham, in 1911, according to estimations, the Incan city's construction would date from the 14 century and is attributed to the Inca Pachacuteq. The Agricultural Sector present benched terraces built on the mountain slopes and which reach up to 4meters in heigh. The urban Sector is composed of a variety of constructions and squares, among which stand out the so-called -Temple of the Sun-, the intihuatana or solar observatory, the three Windows' Temple, the Main Temple and the so-called Condor's Temple. There si an impresive carved monolithic rock, 3 meters high and with a 7 meter long base, known as the Sacred Rock and today, we know that, in order to build Machu Picchu, were used blocks of the stone extracted from the nearby area. the walls fish displays different qualities and techniques. One of the best built walls is the Main Temple's central wall in which the blocks fit perfectly. The Historical Sanctuary of Machupicchu is not only as archaeologically invaluable, but it also is associated with a very rich diversity of fauna and flora.

 

Best tours to Machu Picchu

Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views. 

If you want to visit Machu Picchu, we recommend you to book your Machu Picchu Ticket in advance, so you will enjoy your Vacation in Machu Picchu without any problem.

 

When is the best time to hike to Machu Picchu?

The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes. 

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