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Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu
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Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu, a 15th-century Incan community perched 2,430 m (7,970 ft) above sea level, on a mountain ridge overlooking the Sacred Valley. The partially restored site, built in the typical Incan style of polished dry-stone walls, spreads across multiple man-made terraces. Climb the path that extends above the complex to view the tiered ruins from above, and enjoy commanding views of the spectacular scenery that surrounds it. Built around 1450, possibly as an estate for the Incan emperor Pachacuti, the site was abandoned only a century later during the Spanish conquest. Incredibly, the Spanish conquistadors never learned of the site's existence, and it remained unknown to the wider world until 1911. In 2007, an online poll voted the now renowned site one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Make Machu Picchu part of your personalized Machu Picchu itinerary using our Machu Picchu travel itinerary planner.
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  • It is incredible to see this place, one knows that it is something beautiful, a wonder of the world, but really a things is to live it, I filled my soul, heart and life! Love him immensely! It's a good plan to live! Do it without hesitation!
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  • Honestly there are no words to describe the feeling of being in this place, super recommended! It is a magical place.
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  • Went to Peru for my 30th birthday and it was unbelievably incredible. If you are venturing to lovely Lima and MP,..I urge any and all readers to do the following. -Use Uber -Only drink bottled water -...  more »
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  • You have seen pictures of this place but nothing can prepare you for the reality. It is breathtaking. The crowds, though, are something else. Even early in the day it's hard to move around. Get a good guide, wear great hiking boots and sensible clothing, get in shape, and prepare to be blown away.
  • Its better than you imagined. Knock it off of your bucket list already. Just go. Now.
  • Incredible archeological site!!! Once you get to the top it feels unreal. One of the best experiences i ever had. The structures look too perfect to be built 500+ years ago. Bucket list ✔
  • Fantastic archaeological site. It can be a zoo though. If you don't need to be there by sunrise (and start queueing for the bus at 4am), try going around 9am and the bus queue is mostly gone. Machu Picchu will still be extremely crowded, but by lunchtime it starts getting less and by 3pm you are practically on your own, which is amazing!
  • Amazing ruins in an amazing location, well worth the trip. The visit should take roughly 4 hours not including the hike up Machu Picchu mountain or the visit to Huayna Picchu. Bring plenty of water from the town as its very expensive to purchase it at the entrance (8 soles from a vending machine). To avoid paying the extortionate prices for the bus ($24) you can walk up the narrow path with takes an hour and a half from the town itself