The Magic of Machu Picchu
High in the Andes Mountains above the Urubamba River Valley in Peru is the hidden city of Machu Picchu. A Quechua- Incan citadel built around 1450 at the hight of the Inca Empire, it was one of the last strongholds of the Quechua people after the Spanish invasion.
The bus to Machu Picchu offers a spine tingling ride. At times the road narrows to a single lane winding around the mountainside. Often two buses will meet, one climbing the other descending, and one will have to back up in order to allow the other to pass. Trust me, sitting in the window seat can be unnerving at times.
On arrival at the site, get prepared to wait in a line with scores of other visitors from around the world. Once through the gates you begin an easy climb on stone steps and within minutes you get your first glimpse of Machu Picchu. My first response was amazement, I couldn't take in the grandeur of what my eyes were seeing. Having seen so many photographs of Machu Picchu throughout the years I was awe struck by the vastness and magnificence of the panorama before me.
For detailed information about the area Wiki media has some good information. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu
If you decide to visit may I recommend the touring company we used, GOTOPERU. Their services can be tailored to your needs and their staff are exemplary. Also keep in mind tickets cannot be purchased at the site so purchase your tickets before you arrive at Machu Picchu.
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