Machu Picchu Holiday Travel Information

Peru
Don't let the high altitude -- 7,970 feet to be exact -- scare you away from the trek to Peru 's most famous ruins. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu, which means Old Mountain in Quechua, was built by the Incas around AD 1400. Its residents deserted …

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Reviews of Machu Picchu

DCP Images
DCP Images
08/09/2019

Wow! Far exceeded my expectations. Genuinely remote wedged between the high Andes and the start of the jungle of the Amazon basin. Well worth a visit or two!

Mario Valdez
Mario ValdezPhoenix
24/05/2018

Probably one site that is on everybody's list. Get there early in the morning for photographs that capture minimal tourist traffic.

Maggie MacDonald
Maggie MacDonaldShelton
23/05/2018

Breathtaking, utterly breathtaking! When you arrive in the town of Aguas Calientes you must get in line for the bus ride up the mountain. If you are like me, you'd be terrified of the bus jackknifing up. I'd recommend getting the bus up and walking back down. You'll save a little bit of cash, and it will be a great memory. Machu Picchu itself is absolutely beautiful. The history, the view, you just cannot beat it. Just don't forget your sunscreen.

Julia Sue
Julia SueQueens
16/03/2017

Machu Picchu is beyond words! It was a magnificent experience and out of this world.

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