Few archaeological sites in the world match the natural beauty and architectural ingenuity of Machu Picchu. Built at the height of the Inca Empire, the monumental constructions of Machu Picchu bear witness to resourcefulness of a mighty civilization.
Machu Picchu tours provide a firsthand glimpse into the amazing history of the Inca Empire, from its spectacular rise to become the most powerful civilization in South America to its stunning collapse at the hands of plunder-hungry Spanish soldiers in the age of conquest. Peru For Less can arrange a tour to Machu Picchu, where you can experience the history and legend of the Inca Empire in a gorgeous natural setting unlike any place on earth.
Machu Picchu is also known as the Lost City of the Incas. When Yale University professor Hiram Bingham arrived to the site in 1911, he believed he had found the last refuge of the Incas, a place deep in the Andean jungle where the last descendants of the fearsome Inca emperors resisted Spanish rule to the bitter end. Historical manuscripts say that after the final confrontation in 1572, the jungle reclaimed the scorched rebel city, its exact location lost to memory.
Scholars have since disproven Bingham’s theory – the actual lost city of the Incas, VIlcabamba is deeper in the Andean jungle than Machu Picchu – but the erroneous identification takes nothing away from the majesty of Machu Picchu. Perched on a saddle between two high mountain peaks, the citadel appears to have been sculpted from the mountain itself and presides over magnificent views of Andean cloud forest. For many travelers, the highlight of Machu Picchu tours is as simple as arriving to this place, surrounded by the stone constructions of a bygone civilization as clouds of mist waft up from the jungle floor.
For its incredible history, archaeology, and geography, Machu Picchu is an incomparable travel experience. Today, with a wide variety of lodging, transportation and dining options, booking tours to Machu Picchu has never been easier. With a longstanding commitment to safety and comfort for all clients, Peru For Less has the expertise necessary to arrange the perfect trip to this fascinating destination.
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Peru For Less can tailor any Machu Picchu tour to fit any budget and desired level of comfort. Hotels range from top-end luxury resorts to small, budget-conscious inns, all staffed with professional and courteous staff. Visitors have a number of options to get to Machu Picchu, from a 4-day trek along the Inca Trail to a comfortable train ride from Cusco or the Sacred Valley to the town of Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu. Contact us to begin planning your Machu Picchu tour!
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