Enjoy a Wonderful Private City Tour of Cusco
This private tour of the city of Cusco is a good introduction to enjoy everything that comes after your arrival. Enjoy the magic of its history, its beauty, streets, etc
A Mysteriously Curious ‘Alien’ Private Tour Of Machu Picchu, Peru, it would be unheard of to travel as far a Peru and did not make an effort to go to Machu Picchu.
This awesome, amazing and all inspiring ancient city is a sight to be beholden.
Even though it is the best-known archaeological site on the continent, it still can have up to 2500 people arrive daily to see it, in peak season.
A Mysteriously Curious ‘Alien’ Private Tour Of Machu Picchu, Peru
This Incan citadel is up high the Andes Mountains of Peru with the Urubamba River Valley below.
Machu Picchu was around from the 1460’s and has sophisticated dry-stone walls of huge blocks joined without mortar. It was abandoned 100 years later.
There is something very mysterious about Machu Picchu, not only because of how it was built but by its design and the way it is placed on astronomical alignments. Some ancient historians believe that there were extraterrestrial influences in the building of it due to the advanced architecture. Whoever designed and built it, was clearly a thinker ahead of his time.
The Quechua language (a native language of Peru) Machu means old, and Picchu means peak. Therefore Machu Picchu means ‘old peak’.
Machu Picchu is about 80 kilometres from Cusco the Inca capital, and thankfully when the Spanish invaded Cusco, they never found it and therefore did not destroy it like they had other sacred buildings.
Over the many years to follow the jungle grew in and around Machu Picchu so much it became almost invisible to people who never knew it was there.
That is until 1911 when an American explorer, Hiram Bingham, looking for a hidden city came across it. It was him who Machu Picchu famous and organised the excavation and clearing of the site. Machu Picchu and the area around it was declared a true sanctuary in 1981.
The Mysterious Hidden City Guided Tour of Macchu Picchu has to be done while here!
The best time is definitely the dry season so you can trek up the mountains on a private tour of Machu Picchu safely and it is not too hot, however, even then you will experience the odd rainfall so be prepared anyhow and bring the right clothes. So this is the ideal time to see the jungle granite peaks between may and October; the afternoon is better as the morning mist will have cleared. Pre-book your private or guided tours and save some money!
I find the prices in Peru very reasonable. Try and prebook all your private tours in advance as it works out cheaper, plus you can email your tour agency with any inquiries before travel. Accomodation wise is also best to book earlier to get some better discounts as the height of the season the prices tend to peak! Food and drink are all cheap and plentiful! Enjoy! Only carry the amount of cash you need daily and use the ATM. Guides are great value !
Machu Picchu is the same with most holiday destinations; you won't be surprised to know that you just need to be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially your handbags and wallets keep them safely tucked away. The currency used is Nuevo Sol and is better to be given in small denominations as it is easier for them to change. Most places will not accept Visa or Mastercard so just take cash from atm when required. Tour Guides are amazingly cheap!
Machu Pichu is a place best visited during the dry months of the year especially if your primary focus is trekking! The ideal time to book is between November and March when the weather is warm and dry with occasional rain. If you are coming solely for the Inca trail, it is closed for the whole month of February for maintenance every year!