Machu Pichu

Machu Pichu tickets and guided visits

Machu Picchu is the Inca citadel and UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres above sea level. It is located in the Cusco ...

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Bike experiences

Explore the remote villages of the Peruvian Andes and fabled Sacred Valley of the Incas on a combined 4-day bike and hike tour. Discover hid...

Duration
4 days
Available in: English
$ 418
Day trips & excursions

Explore archeological sites that were important centers of the ancient Inca Empire on a 3 day guided tour from Cusco. Enjoy a tour of Cusco ...

Duration
3 days
Available in: English
$ 682
Day trips & excursions

Experience the sacred landscapes of the Incas on a 5-day trek to Machu Picchu. Hike though the Mollepata Valley and across the peaks of moun...

Duration
5 days
Available in: English
$ 455
Day trips & excursions

Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture and history of the Incan Empire with this 2-day tour to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu from ...

Duration
2 days
Available in: English
$ 607
Multi-day tours

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tour takes you high into the Andes mountains where you will trek for 4 days and sleep under the crisp Highlan...

Duration
4 days
Available in: English
Guided Tour
$ 750

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Exclusive city tour that starts at San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. We wil...

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Day trips & excursions

The Sacred Valley of the Incas welcomes us every day. On the way we will stop at Awanacancha, a plac...

$ 80.66

The inside story

Machu Picchu is the Inca citadel and UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region above the Sacred Valley where the Urubamba River flows.

Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas" (a title more accurately applied to Vilcabamba), it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911.

Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of how they originally appeared.UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

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