Machu Picchu

Tel: +51 84 582030

Address: 08680, Peru

If you have to choose one iconic landmark for Peru, Machu Picchu would most probably be your choice. Setting high on the Andes Mountains, the legendary city was built as early as in the 15th century by the Inca Empire. However, in the 16th century, the city was abandoned and hidden in the clouds after the Spanish conquest of Peru. It was not until the 20th century that the historical site was rediscovered by an American archaeologist. Wide attention was aroused after the National Geographic magazine published a detailed report on Machu Picchu. Since then, it has become one of the most popular world heritage sites, and has been listed as the new Seven Wonders in the World.

You can set off for a four-to-five-day trek on the Inca Trail from the City of Cuzco, an ancient city of the Inca Empire period, to get to Machu Picchu, the Inca royal citadel. Or you can take the new Inca Rail direct train with splendid scenery and comfortable seats to arrive at the isolated UNESCO Mixed Cultural and Natural World Heritage. On the green mountains, the sunlight sprinkles on the majestic ancient architecture fused by giant blocks, as if it was gilded when looking at a distance. The adorable alpacas are grazing relaxingly on the grassland, while overlooking those visitors exploring the Intihuatana Stone and temples. When walking between the enormous stone walls, it would occur to you how impressive it is for the Inca to build this legendary city high on mountains with limited skills and building materials.