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Machu Picchu local tours from Cusco reviews
How and when you can live the most exciting experience on the archaeological site surrounded by lush nature of Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu is one of the most important religious, political and cultural hubs of the ancient Inca Empire. This town was built on the mountain top by placing big and massive stone blocks one on the other.
As an ancient urban settlement, Machu Picchu was divided into two big sections: the agricultural sector, featured by lots of artificial terraces and the urban section that can be remarked thanks to suggestive buildings, such as the Temple of the Sun.
The citadel itself was designed with this terrace-basis project and the impressive mountain range all around create a spectacular landscape that exceeds all expectations. This is not a case if Machu Picchu belongs to UNESCO and also represents one of the seven modern wonders and, of course, the pride of Peru.
Machu Picchu is also called “The lost city of the Incas”, because it was discovered only in 1911 and was totally hidden in the Amazonian forest, a real wonderland where human being can enter into direct contact with unspoiled nature.
There are several theories about the origins and the function of this archaeological site: some of them support the hypothesis that Machu Picchu was the emperor’s residence during the warmest periods of the year, while other researchers believe that it was a sort of Sanctuary dedicated to Sun virgins, since many female mummies have been found in the area.
This is a short introduction about the history and the origin of this spectacular site, but many secrets and stories follow one another. Are you ready to find all them out? Take a look at our best day tours from Cusco to Machu Picchu and live the most exciting and fascinating experience to discover the culture and tradition traces of the Inca:
- Machu Picchu Day Trip From Cusco With Expedition Train
- Machu Picchu Day Trip From Cusco With The Voyager Train
- Machu Picchu Day Trip From Cusco In Vistadome Train
- Machu Picchu Day Trip From Cusco In Inca Rail The 360
- Machu Picchu Day Trip From Cusco By First Class Train
How many miles are Machu Picchu tours?
Machu Picchu was not easy to be discovered and is still an attraction that requires much effort, though the final result is extremely unique. The ruins are in the northeast part of the region where Cusco – the ancient capital city of Inca Empire - is located.
Machu Picchu rises indeed about 2,350 meters above sea level and the whole surface covers nearly 1 km. The most common and comfortable way to reach this wonderful archaeological site is to arrive first in Cusco. From here, we recommend to select among our Machu Picchu day tours from Cusco in order to explore the Inca ruins thanks to a complete visit that makes you live the authentic Inca culture.
When are Machu Picchu tours?
When the site has been discovered, it was immediately clear the architects who designed and built the site of Machu Picchu knew very well the movements of the sun. In fact, during the spring and fall equinox and exactly at noon, the sun is right above the pillar now called intihuatana.
This word refers to the most important stone structure of the whole town and can be translated as “Hitching post of the Sun”. This helped researchers to think ancient local people of that time used an agricultural calendar according to the sun. Therefore, we can consider the intihuatana as a natural sundial to plan activities in cultivation fields.
The historical and cultural background is key to understand the various facets that compose the Inca civilization. Our guided tours from Cusco to Machu Picchu have been created to meet all our tourists’ expectations, since a majestic complex like Machu Picchu has to be explored not only with your eyes, but felt with your heart.
You can feel these emotions only when from the lower sections – dedicated to the humblest agricultural activities – you reach the upper part that overlooks the entire complex of Machu Picchu. They also include the Young Mountain, the Sacred Plaza with the Temple of the Three Windows, the above mentioned intihuatana and, of course, the Royal Palace.
Are you ready to add our best Machu Picchu tours from Cusco on your next travel trip? On our platform, you can find lots of day tours to Machu Picchu from Cusco and we are sure that you will find the one that suits you!
How long are Machu Picchu tours?
As you may have guessed, the distances between the modern destinations like Cusco and the ruins of Machu Picchu are very long (the distance from Machu Picchu to Cusco is 73 km, while the road distance is 432 km or so. For this reasons, all our Machu Picchu Tours From Cusco have a duration of 12 hours.
Booking 1 day tours from Cusco to Machu Picchu is for sure the main solution to reach the Inca ruins in the most comfortable way. However, the visit of the site is breath-taking, in every way.
If you are afraid from the amount of physical activity, but it would a pity to not visit all the sections of Machu Picchu, MaskonTravel also offers you the great opportunity to book an overnight excursion or combine the sights offered by various 1 day tours from Cusco to Machu Picchu in one extraordinary excursion.
In this way, you can delight your eyes, your spirit and your mind with original, mysterious and fascinating knowledge of Inca culture, without getting tired and affecting the regular timing of your excursions! In addition, if you are more likely to sport activities, at MaskonTravel you can find Machu Picchu hiking tours from Cusco too, so you can add a rush of adrenaline surrounded by Inca ruins lush vegetation!
Are you ready for this new adventure? Browse our website and look for our Machu Picchu local tours from Cusco reviews! If you need further information, please contact our Tour Managers to find the best advice to arrange your day tours from Cusco to Machu Picchu!