It’s difficult to think of Peru without immediately thinking of Machu Picchu, the centuries-old Inca citadel situated high in the picturesque Andes mountains. It’s one of Peru’s best-known landmarks — and one of its most-visited tourist destinations, with an estimated 5,000 visitors checking out the ancient infrastructure every day.
The biggest — and most obvious — answer to this question is that the treks follow different routes, and are of different lengths. Perhaps the best way to explain the difference is to show rather than tell; have a look at a map charting both routes below:
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Knowing where to go when
Travelers with their sights on Machu Picchu, located high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, are in for plenty of challenging trails, gorgeous views, and fascinating historical sites.
Traveling to a foreign country can be a fascinating experience, but it can also be frustrating. Things you find easy to do at home, such as ordering meals and making telephone calls, can be quite difficult when you are using a different language, currency, etc. Advance planning and a bit of research can help your trip go more smoothly. Our checklist will keep you organized as you prepare for your upcoming trip.
Machu Picchu continue to reveal the mysteries of the Inca Empire. Here are 7 lesser known secrets hidden beneath its layers of history.
It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.
The Spanish conquerors made Cusco their colonial capital, but traces of Inca culture is still very present. When they took over the Inca empire in the 1530s, they set about trying to remake the great civilization of the Andes in their own image: Catholicism was in, and Sun worship was banned.
When the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro arrived almost 500 years ago to the territory that is now known as Peru, he not only found the richest silver mines in the world, but also an impressive linguistic richness.
Because there's more to Peru than Machu Picchu, here there are some activities you should try:
Check out the South Valley
South Cusco, there are stunning valley landscapes and memorable archaeological sites.