Machu Picchu Holidays

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

Mario Valdez
Mario ValdezPhoenix

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

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

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

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City

Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world. This Inca city is situated 9060 feet high in the Andean mountain top. Machu Picchu (meaning 'Old Peak' in the Quechua language) was revered as a sacred place. One of Machu Picchu's primary functions was that of astronomical observatory. The Intihuatana stone (meaning 'Hitching Post of the Sun') has been shown to be a precise indicator of the date of the two equinoxes and other significant celestial periods. May 2016: This past year, I had a chance to do the 4-day Inca Trail ending up at Machu Picchu on the last day at sunrise! One of the longest hikes I have ever done and so worth it.

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