TRAVEL TO MACHU PICCHU is a Peruvian agency tour operator with extensive experience in the tourism market. We have offices in Lima and Cusco and correspondents in every city of Peru which allows us to offer quality service and efficiency.
Our main goal is the complete satisfaction of our clients in their journey through Peru. We offer several alternative routes to the expectations of our customers and taking into account their security, give accurate information of the trip that will allow our clients develop a travel plan and budget, we carefully select the best guides, transportation and hotels according to the requirements of our customers, we follow the journey of our customers and offer assistance 24 hours, our agency is characterized by providing a service allowing us to detect highly personalized and quickly assess the needs of our customers and to offer a tailor made trip.
Framed by spectacular Andean peaks and surrounded by verdant jungle, Machu Picchu is an eye-tantalizing tribute to man in har- mony with nature. Located high above the clouds, the city's streets, temples and stair- cases spread across a jungle ridge that even- tually plunges more than 300 meters into the treacherous waters of the Río Urubamba below. Everything within this city, from the intricate terraces and delicate gardens to the complex system of aqueducts, was designed to both promote and preserve the sacred re- lationship between man and nature. Natural phenomena, like the sun, moon, water and earth, were sacred to the Incas and were the inspiration for much of the city's layout.
Besides its awe-inspiring architecture and spiritual atmosphere, perhaps the most en- chanting aspect of Machu Picchu is its rela- tive historical ambiguity. Since it was first introduced to the modern world in 1911 by Yale archeologist Hiram Bingham, this mountain city has yet to reveal the purpose of its ori- gins. A number of theories have circulated throughout intellectual circles, including one suggesting that it was a boarding school where the children of those conquered by the Incas were brainwashed. Despite, or perhaps due to its enigmatic character, Machu Picchu has become one of the single most popular destiniations in South America, drawing nearly 2,000 people a day to its ancient grounds, high above the Sacred Valley.
Tours of Machu Picchu can be arranged in Cusco. The ticket office is located next to the entrance to the ruins, where you will also find a left-luggage office, toilets, a shop, and a place to hire guides. During the dry season the ruins are a popular area for sandflies, so take insect repellent and wear long clothes.