Machu Picchu deserves deep exploration, therefore we suggest that you allow enough time and budget in order to see this World Heritage amazing destination, therefore we can build up a customized itinerary that will put together all of the sites you are willing to see during your Machu Picchu and sacred Valley trip.

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Machu Picchu Surreal

Machu Picchu is about miles northwest of Cusco. Archaeologists think that Machu Picchu was built as a home for the emperor of the Incas, a civilization that lived there before discovered America, The site is also known as the Lost City of the Incas, the Spanish conquistadors started conquering the Inca Empire in the 16th century . But history tells us that they did not know anything about the historic site of Machu Picchu. This Citadel was not known to the outside world until the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered the site in 1911. Since then a large part of the settlement has been restored and today, Machu Picchu attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. In 1983 it became a UNESCO World Heritage site .

From Cusco many tourists take the train to Machu Picchu, although some very tough ones go up the Inca Trail , which takes about three or four days.

Machu Picchu can be visited for those who have short time by the typical train way, starting by car from Cusco trough the Sacred Valley then down to the beautiful Ollantaytambo village, and from there down to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes Vill) by train. Upon arrival the touristy bus will take up to the Citadel.

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Of the beaten Path Machu Picchu mountain view from its base on the hike from Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu Pueblo

For the more adventurers that want to have a more adrenalinic experience we can do the long but fun ride from Ollantaytambo up trough the Malaga Pass at 14700 feet following the Vilcanota river canyon all the way trough the Cloud Forest town of Santa Maria on a paved road. The Real adventure starts here, the road becomes a typical Southamerican "Death Road" with narrow bed and deep crevices to the left hand side. After one hour we reach Santa Teresa, a pinturesque vill from where we will start pretty much the hike towards hidroelectrica down tu Machu Picchu Pueblo. Upon arrival we can hike up to the Citadel or take the touristy public bus.

If you still have more time then we can organize a hike to the montaña Machu Picchu or to Huayna Picchu mount. After this we can Go to Aguas Calientes for a pleasant overnight stay and later continue our trip back to Cusco by train or by foot and car trough the Santa Teresa vill.

Let us know your wishes, we will put together your dream trip to Machu Picchu for you!

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Hike to Heaven! From Hidroelectrica to Machu Picchu Ruins on top of the Rail Way!

 

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