Machu Picchu, the alluring lost City of The Incas is located in the most dramatic setting amidst the sky high peaks of the Andes. Every year, millions of people visit the imposing and mysterious Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru. But the massive agricultural terraces, intricate stone constructions and idyllic hilltop views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site are extremely astounding.
If you are planning a vacation in Machu Picchu, then there are certain things you should take care of.
Here are a few of them you should consider to make the best out of your holidays in Machu Picchu:
Machu Picchu Highlights –
There’s no doubt that what makes Machu Picchu so unique is the combination of the dramatic ruins and the majestic mountain setting. Here are a few sightings you should look out for:
Royal Buildings –
The Palace of the Princess with well-kept, well-polished stones, the Royal Tomb located under the tower of the Temple of the Sun and believed to have been the mausoleum of kings.
The Baths –
The Incas loved water and the sixteen ceremonial baths Machu Picchu stand as an evidence to it. They are all connected with an aqueduct system, complete with waterfalls and streams.
The Intihuatana Stone –
The Intihuatana Stone is an ancient sundial, highly valued stone due to the fact that it survived from the destruction at the hands of the Spanish. Literally, the name means “Where one ties the sun” and during the winter and summer the sun shines directly above from it, casting no shadow.
When to Go –
Machu Picchu is a year-round destination for tourists in Peru. October through April is the office rainy season; but it can rain any time in Machu Picchu. While the peak season is August and July, you can always expect lots of crowds. However, Sundays are the most crowded as that’s when people who live in the Cusco Province are allowed into the site for free, in addition to the daily quota of 5,200 paying visitors.
How Do You Navigate Your Way to Machu Picchu –
Don’t let yourself get lost when you visit Machu Picchu on vacation. There are so many ways which can help you make the most of your time at this iconic Incan archaeological site. The most favored route to reach Machu Picchu is to follow the classic Inca Trail – a famous four day trek that completes at Machu Picchu. But there are much easier ways to reach Machu Picchu who are short of time, unwilling to trek or unable to get hold of permits for the Inca Trail. However, you can head to Aguas Calientes from Cusco and then to Machu Picchu.
But the easiest way is to arrive from Cusco to Machu Picchu by train. It takes a scenic 3.5-hour trip along tracks that operate right along the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley, with dramatic canyon walls on either side.
Do you want to experience the ultimate grandeur of Machu Picchu? Visit Machu Picchu by train with Tour In Peru as we provide you a unique opportunity to enjoy experiencing one of the seven New Wonders of the World in just one day. Our tours to Machu Picchu by train operate daily for all type of travelers – solo and groups. Please remember that, our tour to Machu Picchu by train starts and ends at Cusco.