Machu Picchu is the is one of the most sought-after travel destinations on the globe, and reasonably so. As the most archeologically important site in South America, and a divine wonder for the eyes, you simply can’t miss a day at Machu Picchu if you get the chance to go. If you are an avid hiker you can go on challenging treks around Macchu Picchu for a week or more, but for most people, a day hike is really the perfect fit! When you go on our Amazing Peru tour, you get a heaping taste of Machu Picchu while getting to experience other great locations such as Lima, Cusco, and Lake Titicaca.
Machu Picchu is a 15th-century citadel located on a mountain ridge, 2,430 meters high in the sky. Not only does hiking here open a window into fascinating ancient Incan culture, but it also ticks off a major item on the bucket lists of travelers all over the world. If you truly want to feel on top of the world, while surrounded by history, a day trip at Machu Picchu is just for you.
Discover the perfect trek for you
A one-day trek through Machu Picchu is perfect for new hikers. Many people who have their sights on this destination bite off more than they can chew. Many like to set impressive goals for themselves only to end up too exhausted to properly enjoy their surroundings. Part of enjoying Machu Picchu to the fullest is finding the trek that is appropriate for your skill level. When you spend a day at this impressive world wonder you will be able to take in the beauty of your surroundings without the physical toll of a multi-day hike.
You will find yourself intrigued
There are many options of how to spend a day at Machu Picchu, though it is recommended to go on a tour. When you go on a tour you will be educated on the awe-inspiring history of the Incan ruins and the people that once inhabited them. There are many important sites among the citadel and having the information about what you are seeing is very helpful.
A few of the most important archeological treasures are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun and the Room of the Tree Windows. In addition to seeing temples and ritualistic stones, you can also witness structures that shed light on everyday Incan life. In the Residential District, you will see houses where the lower-class people once lived their day-to-day lives. Then in the royalty area, you can view the dwellings of the amulets, or wise persons, as well as the ñustas, or princesses. Other interesting sights include the three-sided Guardhouse, the sophisticated irrigation systems and the impressively massive tower known as Torreón.
There are many things to keep in mind before embarking on a one-day trip to Machu Picchu but nothing will prepare you for the breathtaking views you will encounter at this magical place. It’s crucial to bring comfortable shoes and gear, as well as other necessities such as water, sunscreen. Doing a little research about your journey before you embark is always a good idea, and of course…don’t forget your camera!