Friday, 5 August 2011

Machu Picchu Tours

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Machu Picchu is a well known archaeological site  located in southern Peru, atop a mountain that is only accessible by train or Inca Trail tours. Machu Picchu was built by the Inca around the mid 15th century, but was abandoned when the Spanish came. While many other Incan sites were defaced and plundered by Spanish conquistadors, Machu Picchu seemingly escaped discovery. In 1983, Machu Picchu was made a UNESCO World Heritage site and was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

If you plan on visiting this historic site, make sure you’re well versed in the Machu Picchu tours available.  The Inca Trail is the most famous trek in South America and it leads you directly to the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu. While on your tour, your guides, provided by Voyagers Travel, will take you on a journey of splendid views of the Andes, ancient Incan stone roads, tunnels and ruins. You may think you could navigate this trail yourself, but I would suggest taking someone experienced and educated about the local culture. Voyager Travel is operated independently which means customer satisfaction, and your safety of course, is their primary objective.

Inca Trail tours typically start in Cuzco where you will meet your guides. The best times to take these 2 or 4 day treks range from April - May or September - November.  Make sure you book far ahead of your scheduled departure date as room fills up fast. As for the price, that’s purely dependent on your budget, so whether you only want to spend $500.00 or $10,000, there’s a option  for every traveler who wants to experience a little piece of history.

 

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