You will have to climb for a very narrow path, it will take you 45 minutes to 1 ½ hour to complete it and you will arrive to a plce where you will see and amazing landscape of Machu Picchu Citadel, it... more
After a long hike going to Machu Picchu, a lot of travelers go to the Aguas Calientes which is a collection of outdoor thermal pools, believed to have curative powers.
I walked to the pools for from... more
We started our trek at km 88 and reached Winay Wayna on the afternoon of the second day, but by the time we hiked down to the ruins we were all so tired we were unable to explore properly and failed... more
After taking your best pictures of the citadel, keep climbing the steps until you reach the Agricultural Sector. You´ll find yourself surrounded by llamas of many colors and sizes. I wasn´t attacked... more
It was really amazing to see Machu Picchu in person after seeing it so many times in Travel Magazines. You just can't beleive it until you see it with your very own eyes.
It's just so unbelievable to... more
Some things to think about when planning your visit:
Take a hat and sun screen, even if the weather's overcast - in those mountains it can change very quickly (it was cloudy all morning when we were... more
This view here must be one of the most photographed views, giving a general idea of the layout of the town that once stood here, with the Huayna Picchu (young Peak) as a back drop its well worth the... more
Immediately after passing through the entrance gate and climbing a few steps, you´ll already have the best view of Machu Picchu. Check these wonderful pictures!!!
I have pictures taken from Putucusi... more
I was told that the Temple of the Condor is a construction that resembled a condor with stretched wings, but I couldn´t see anything like that. The head and beak are supposed to be these rocks on the... more
MP is on the peak of a high hill, so the city is surrounded by pretty green terraces. The steep terracing spreading out and down from the city compliments the geometric, angular architecture of the... more
The exact translation of the qechua word "intihuatana" is "for tying the sun", although it is usually translated as "Hitching Post of the Sun".
It consisted of a column of stone rising from a block... more
From here you can see the more or less the whole city,from Sacred Plaza on the left to the Eastern urban sector on the right.
With a gorgeous tree right in the middle of the whole place.
Certainly the... more
As you walk around Machu Picchu, you'll notice that although most steps are individual stones, some are carved out of single, massive boulders.
We found this one in the Sacred City area, to the left... more
This is the Sacred Rock, located near the entrance to the Huayna Picchu trail.
Pay attention to it and you will note that the rock´s design tries to imitate the shape of the mountains behind it.... more
So, where did the Incas get all the stones from which to build Machu Picchu? If this question bothered you, you get to answer it soon after you descend toward the ruins or come up the stairway of the... more
The Inca Trail is probably one of the best ways to visit the Machu Picchu, though is a hard trekking at a high level above the sea. You follow the trail (most of the time) that ancient Incas followed...
Mention the names “Machu Picchu” and “Inca Trail,” and it sends shivers down most travelers’ backs. And it’s for good reason. Machu Picchu is perhaps the most important archeological discovery of the...