South America’s third largest country,Peru offers a rich buffet of exquisite scenery, captivating cultures and activities to exhilarate you, whether physically or spiritually. The magnificent Andes mountain range is flanked by picturesque beaches along the Pacific Ocean on the West and majestic national parks and wild jungles along the East that lend an air of the unknown to the fascinating pre-Columbian archeological sites and cities that lie here.
Located in the Cusco Region on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley lies the Lost City of the Incas. Shrouded in the mystery and enigma of the past, this 15th-century Inca site is an archeologist’s or history enthusiast’s dream. The ceremonial Intihuatana stone, located to precisely align with the biannual equinoxes is an unmissable marvel of Machu Picchu.
Within the sanctuary of Sugar loaf cable car Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Western South America
Fly to Lima Internatinal Airport. Take a domestic flight to Cusco.
3.5 hours or 80 kilometres by Peru Rail from Cusco to Machu Picchu town.
4 to 5 days along the old Inca trail.
Once in AguasCalientes town regular bus service operates between Machu Picchu Town and the Inca ruins where Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is located. No taxis from Machu Picchu Citadel.
Best time to visit
May through September are fine, July and August get crowded. June to September’s clear
sunny daysand cold nights are best for trekking the Inca Trail.