Things to do in Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a beautiful historical and cultural destination located in the Cusco region of Peru. It is considered as a major town of the Incas and depicts the history and growth of Inca people. Machu Picchu was built centuries ago but got attention in 1911 by an American historian. Since then, it has become a popular tourism destination. The site was awarded the status of a World Heritage Site in 1981 by UNESCO. 

Every year, millions of people visit the place to explore the site and know more about the history and civilization of the place. You can enjoy there in multiple ways and can make your trip a memorable one. Some of them are described as follows:

Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu

It is one of the most beautiful parts of Machu Picchu. Visitors can reach there after hiking, as it is a looming peak located over the main ground. Only 400 visitors can climb the trail each day and require special permission to hike. It is more than one-hour trek to the hilltop and lucky visitors can reach there and see the entire city from there.

Wildlife

Llamas

Machu Picchu is located in the forest so, visitors can also spot various species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and more. You can spot Llamas while moving to the agricultural land. Visitors can explore many species of Llamas and other animals. They can also enjoy bird watching.

Inca Trail

Almost 6 hours and a half into the trail, we are finally in Machu Picchu.

It is the longest trail of Machu Picchu. Visitors need some time to complete the trek, which is a little difficult. You can also enjoy camping and can stay in tents. In order to enjoy the magnificent site and explore the entire trek you need three to four days.

Temples

Machu Picchu Temples

Machu Picchu is known as the lost city and you can discover many temples in the region. Inca people used to worship the Sun. Visitors can explore the temple of the sun, which is a beautiful temple located in the middle of Machu Picchu. It is sits at the bottom of the stone staircase in the main ground of the place. This ancient temple features rounded tower with amazing construction. Visitors can also visit the temple of three windows, which is located near the sacred plaza.

Sacred rocks

Sacred rocks at Machu Picchu

This can be found down in the lower terrace of the main complex. It was the communal meeting area of Inca people as they use to gather in the place for special discussions and meetings. The Sacred Rock is believed to have positive energy that helps people take right decisions. Visitors can touch this rock and can feel the positive energy of the rock.

Bridge hike

hiker couple

It is a perfect place for hiking as people can hike on the ancient bridge. One hiking trail takes visitors to the bridge of Machu Picchu. It is an old bridge constructed of stones and topped by wooden walkway. It is still strong and can hold many people at the same time.

Explore the natural beauty

Machu Picchu 2

Machu Picchu is surrounded with forests and mountains. It is a perfect place where you can spend quality time in the lap of the nature and explore the natural beauty of the place. Visitors can visit the mountaintop and can see world wonders from there. Many breathtaking views can make your trip and can add more fun in your tour.

Lodging

lady staying in hotel

There are many hotels and resorts located near the site. Visitors can make their booking in advance and can enjoy their stay.

Summary

Machu Picchu is a historical tourism destination as it provides the glimpses of Inca Civilization. Visitors can explore the natural beauty of the place from the hilltop and can make their trip memorable in multiple ways.

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