Machu Picchu is one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, and has earned in its own right to be one of the favorite places of the world’s travelers. And not only for the incredible stone city erected by the Incas, but for everything that surrounds this great tourist destination. The experience of traveling through all the attractions that are next to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is one of the favorite places for travelers from all over the world and a destination that should be visited in 2018
Machu Picchu always among the best tourist destinations in the world
For several consecutive years, Machu Picchu has been chosen among the best destinations to be visited by recognized means and institutions of world tourism. Last year the prestigious World Travel Awards awarded Machu Picchu as the “Best Tourist Attraction of the World 2017”, this recognition is also supported by the thousands of recommendations made by tourists who have visited the Inca city in the various travel websites. Specialized blogs will also describe the incredible experience of visiting Machu Picchu.
Why visit Machu Picchu?
To be considered as one of the wonders of the world, is already in itself an unobjectionable argument to visit Machu Picchu. But if you need more reasons to decide, then here they are.
The Navel of the World
The great adventure of going to Machu Picchu begins in one of the most beautiful cities of South America, Cusco, and that by the way is the “Archaeological Capital of America”. Cusco awaits you with its streets with stone walls and colonial houses, its imposing churches, museums and the spectacular Sacsayhuaman Fortress. The ancient capital of the Tahuantinsuyo also awaits you with a great variety of cultural, musical and nightlife shows.
The valley chosen by the Inca emperors
The Sacred Valley of the Incas will definitely be part of your journey, whether before or after visiting Machu Picchu. A beautiful valley surrounded by snowy peaks and with wonderful villages that you can find all along the route. Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero will enchant you with their magnificent Inca remains and their present live culture. Maras and Moray will surprise you with the salt pans and the circular platforms that are an enigma; and you can still find more.
The Inca wonder, unique and splendid
Machu Picchu is the destination that all visitors want to know. Arriving in the sacred city of the Incas is a great experience, since it can be done in several ways. Going by train to the Inca llaqta is simply spectacular, Andean landscapes and jungle can be seen throughout the journey. But if it is about adventure, there is no better way to go to Machu Picchu than by the way Inca Trail, considered one of the best hikes in the world, the 4 days that it lasts (in its classic version) are a true journey in time and whose end is neither more nor less than the Inca city, an exceptional experience.
Temples and enclosures built inside Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu will surprise you with everything you can live and feel inside it, walking among its temples and enclosures will make you go back in time, be close to the Intihuatana and feel all that mystical energy that arises from the heart of the Inca city, live the extreme adventure of climbing the incredible mountain Huayna Picchu (considered one of the best short walks in the world) or the great Machu Picchu Mountain, they are a part of everything you can experience in the fabulous stone city of the Incas.
More adventure and unique experiences
And if all the above is not enough you can make excursions to the Inca city of Choquequirao (the sister city of Machu Picchu), the Salkantay trek (which also ends at Machu Picchu) and the famous trek to the mountain of 7 colors. You can do adventure sports of all kinds, hiking through incredible natural scenarios and experience experiential and mystical tourism.
Yes, definitely Machu Picchu is the place you should visit in 2018
Respecting the integrity of Machu Picchu
The Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is no longer on the list of patrimonies at risk of being in danger. The Unesco World Heritage Committee approved the favorable report on the state of conservation of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The actions taken by the authorities in charge of the sanctuary encourage the Inca city to be sustainable, both for its conservation and for tourism. While it is true that the capacity of visitor reception increase in Machu Picchu, its limit is strict, now the income is made in shifts, which helps order and reduce the flow of tourists that supports the sanctuary during peak hours. With time, we will surely take more actions to continue with the conservation and preservation of Machu Picchu, but at present it is completely safe to visit the Inca city, always following the recommendations of the authorities.
Do not let more time pass and realize the dream of visiting a true jewel of humanity.
Advice from people who have been there
“A magical place. So much beauty overflowing in every place that looks, the energy that is felt and transmitted in this place must be experienced. Beautiful and everything very well maintained and controlled. Anything you have read about Machu Picchu is insignificant, you have to be there and live this great experience.“
By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, March 12, 2019