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This ancient site only came to the attention of modern man in 1911, when it was discovered by the British explorer Hiram Bingham. For centuries, it was literally a “lost city”, but today Machu Picchu tours bring thousands of visitors every year. You can get there easily, just by visiting the Rio Urubamba Region, the Sacred Valley. It survives as one of the few religious sites that were not destroyed by the Spanish conquistaors.
The 140 structures in the ancient city are comprised of temples, sanctuaries, parks, and houses. A tour to Machu Piccu will bring you to this ultra organized civilization via the first section, the House of the Terrace Caretakers, indicating the importance of managing the agricultural activities. The Fountains, made up of small waterfalls in a chain of 16 ceremonial baths, are a marvel of hydro-engineering for its time. The spring water from these fountains is actually still used by the hotel.
Your trip can be adventurous or calm; it’s up to you. Our expert travel guides can take you on a leisurely tour of the impressive lost city, or you can do some hiking and really live the adventure.
You can find this absolutely "must-see" spot in the following link to the list of programs that we offer, as examples:
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF PERU
GOURMET VACATION IN PERU
MACHU PICCHU AND LAKE TITICACA