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The Lost Inca Civilization • Peru

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Hike along the famous Inca trail to Machu Picchu and enjoy the nature dominated by mountains

Visit ruins along the way and feel the experience of arriving at the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu, from this point you will enjoy the great lost city of the Incas. This journey is based on the largest empire in pre-Columbian America.

Lost City of the Incas

Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction, brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows.

Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World and is one of the most famous and spectacular sets of ruins in the world.

The lay of the land, the natural surroundings and the strategic location of Machu Picchu lend this monument a fusion of beauty, harmony and balance between the work of the ancient Peruvians and the whims of nature. A visit to Peru would not be complete without it.

See the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the Southern Sierra in Peru
that contains many famous and beautiful Inca ruins

It was called the Sacred Valley because it contains some of the best land in the region and was not a part of the Incan Empire but the property of the Emperor or Inca himself. Architecture was by far the most important of the Inca arts, with textiles reflecting motifs that were at their height in architecture. The main example is the capital city of Cusco. The stone temples constructed by the Inca used a mortarless construction that fit together so well that a knife could not be fitted through the stonework.

Activities in Peru

Peru is divided into three geographical regions: the coast, the sierra, and the jungle. Each one has numerous activities suited to its particular climate and environment. The sport of skiing is developing in the city of Huaraz, and new resorts are created to suit the rising tourist demand. The sand dunes of Ica are popular for dune buggies. River rafting has become very popular among tourists in recent years, and availability in Lima and Cusco is high. Rapids range in difficulty and there is rafting options from novices to experts.

Trekking – Hiking the Inca trail has become the most popular type of adventure sport among tourists in Peru. This is because of the treks offered from Cusco to Machu Picchu, as well as trails in other parts of the country such as Ancash. Mountain climbing is a popular sport among tourists in the sierra region.

Because of Peru’s geographical diversity, it is possible to go surfing, sandboarding, 4×4, dune buggy, alpinism, rafting, rappelling, downhill, rally, trekking, skiing, and mountain climbing. Surfing is extremely popular in Peru, and the country has been host to numerous national and international competitions in the sport.

Below are links to more travel information such as locations, what to see and do, activities, how to get there, and a history of the myth and legend. Use custom search engine to find your bookings.

The Lost Inca Civilization  •  Locations & Activities

• Cusco

• Machu Picchu

• Inca Trail

• History

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