Peru is a fascinating place to visit for many reasons. The people celebrate ancient rites, weave the most intricate designs and enjoy the latest technology surrounded by amazing natural beauty. Peru is bordered by the South Pacific Ocean, the Amazon jungle and the Andes Mountains offering some of the most magnificent natural and manmade wonders as well as a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities. These areas also contain some of the most important historical sites in the Americas including the famous Machu Picchu Inca Trail tour. Visiting these sites is a challenge, but guided tours led by knowledgeable and experienced people can make the experience easier and more enjoyable.
A trek to Machu Picchu takes you back in time to before the Spanish arrival. You may have seen Machu Picchu in photos and films, but nothing comes close to seeing it in person. The awe-inspiring beauty of the polished dry stone structures, surrounding vegetation and majestic mountain backdrop takes your breath away. It is a harmonious combination of the ancient Incans handiwork and rugged nature. The Spanish never found it, which makes it important as a cultural site and it was a Lost City until the early 20th century. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and well worth seeing.
The Inca Trail
The Inca Trail is considered the most famous trek in the world. It follows the pilgrimage route of the ancient Incans and takes you to the Sun Gate to enter Machu Picchu. It is three overlapping trails, the longest of which takes about four days to complete. It winds its way through alpine tundra, cloud forests and many Incan ruins along the way. You will trek through tunnels and past settlements on your way up the mountain to the famous Lost City. Along the trail, you will see dramatic views of mountains and drop-offs as well as pre-Incan ruins, fountains used for ritual baths and verdant valleys stretching to the horizon.
There are many good reasons why Peru is one of the top vacation destinations in the world especially for those looking for outdoor recreation along with their visit back in time. To give the greatest possible care to the environment, people visiting the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are limited. This is the main reason why it is important to book a guided tour, so you can be sure to be one of the visitors who get to experience this amazing place.