Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca site high atop the cloud-shrouded Andean mountains of Peru. It is thought to have been built for Pachacuti Inca between[masked], and is sometimes called City of the Gods. Machu Picchu, which means "Old Peak" in the Quechua language, was lost for nearly 400 years, but rediscovered in 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham.
At an elevation of 9,060 feet (2,761 m) the 5-mile-square (13 square km) site of Machu Picchu holds the ruins of palaces, temples, baths, and about 150 dwellings. The site includes terraces for agricultural purposes, watered by natural springs. Mortarless stone buildings are an architectural wonder even today, with some blocks weighing up to 50 tons (45 metric tons), yet so precisely fitted that a even the thinnest knife blade cannot be inserted between them.
Trafalgar Tours has an amazing journey from Lima, Peru through to Cusco and then Machu Picchu -UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This is one of Trafalgar Tour's most popular vacations and it sells out months and months in advance- so don't be disappointed. If this is a trip you want to do, book today! We have space until June only. I have 10 people registered and deposited from my other travel group.
Optional excursions to the Amazon and Easter Island will also be offered.
Ask for the full agenda to emailed to you - it will show all the discounts and full day by day itinerary.
Price includes round trip flight in Peru from Lima to the Sacred Valley and train travel from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Early booking deposits available.
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