With plentiful offerings of great food, fun adventures, and historical landmarks, it’s no wonder that the city of Cusco, Peru is one of South America’s top travel destinations. It’s a city unlike any other, peppered with remnants of the ancient Incas and evidence of Spanish colonial occupation. Whether you want to adventure out on horseback to explore the ruins or take a stroll down its ancient pathways, Cusco has something to offer every traveler.
Cusco is a city steeped in mystery: its age-old churches and exquisite colonial architecture are marvels to behold. As one of the last stopping points before taking the trek to Machu Picchu, you can enjoy spending a few days walking its ancient pathways prior to heading to the top of the Urubamba Valley.
Package Deals to Machu Picchu
One of the most popular ways to get from Cusco to Machu Picchu is by hiking. You’ll be able to get an intimate view of the ancient Inca Trail that winds through the valley leading toward the citadel. Many of the most popular Machu Picchu package deals include traveling with a local guide to some of the area’s most hidden spots along the way.
The Inca Trail offers visitors a glimpse into what life was like centuries ago when the area was ruled by the Incan people. You’ll travel through tunnels, get a glimpse of the jungles and cloud forests in the surrounding area. Depending upon the time of the year you visit Machu Picchu, you might even get a little dusting of snow along the high-altitude trails.
Arriving at the Ancient Citadel
Thought to be constructed around 1450 for Incan Emperor Pachacuti, Machu Picchu is considered one of the world’s “new” seven wonders, giving visitors a rare glimpse into one of the most mystic and ancient empires in the Americas. Describing the experience can often be difficult for people to put into words: many are speechless and some might be moved to tears at the majesty of the ancient citadel.
The most popular package deals to Machu Picchu will have tours that begin during the drier months from May-Sept. because there’s a clear view of the citadel and surrounding valley during this time of year. The Peruvian government only allows a certain number of visitors to the site each year, so it’s important to book your trip at least six months in advance.
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