Machu Picchu or often referred to as the lost Inca city are remnants of the ruins of the Inca civilization of love. Located in a mountainous area with an altitude of over 2,400 meters, Machu Picchu is a symbol of the Inca empire that was built in 1450.
Machu Picchu who are in the territory of Peru is only used for approximately a hundred years because at the time of the Inca empire conquered by the Spanish troops. Since this time, this place was forgotten until in 1911 an archaeologist rediscovered and proclaimed it to the world. Since then, the archaeological site became famous as a tourist spot interesting and important for the world.
Currently, most of the buildings in Machu Picchu has been reconstructed so that visitors can get a clearer picture about the life of the Incas. Style buildings here is the ancient Inca style with polished stone walls. This site has also been designated as an important world heritage by UNESCO.
Machu Picchu, located in the valley of Urubamba, 70 KM from Cusco have been under threat. In addition to natural disasters such as earthquakes and bad weather, world cultural heritage is also threatened by the many tourists who come. Therefore various means have been made to keep Machu Picchu, one of which is to limit the number of tourists coming every day.
With all the beauty and uniqueness, Machu Picchu is a tourist place in Peru’s most famous, most crowded, and most unique. Many people are saying that adna visit to Peru is not complete if you have not been to Machu Picchu. However, keep in mind that a trip to these attractions can spend a sizable fee.
How Reaching Machu Picchu
There are two ways to achieve this world heritage sites:
Trekking: Suitable for lovers of adventure and outdoor activities. The trekking path offers beautiful scenery second to none in the world.
Train: Stepping up the train with the world’s highest altitude rail is an experience in itself. Trains used is also made specifically to enjoy the nature around Machu Picchu. The train has a lot of glass windows, even the roof is also made of glass so that you can enjoy every corner of your trip.
If you want to visit during the rainy season (November to March), be prepared to delay the schedule, because of bad weather can hinder your departure, either using trekking paths and tracks.
Prices for the train to Machu Picchu is the most expensive train ticket prices in the world when measured from the distance traversed. In addition Machu Picchu train tickets are often sold out, so it is advisable to book tickets and go home earlier.
There is only one hotel alone at the site Machu Picchu is located, and this hotel is very expensive with a starting price of $ 500, or about 5,700,000 rupiah per night, inclusive of meals 3x. Because the place is protected, most likely no other hotel to be built at this location. Because the price is very expensive, most people would prefer to stay at a hotel near Aguas Calientes, a small town near Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu most crowded in the dry season (June to August), and most deserted at the height of the rainy season is in February. All visitors must leave Machu Picchu at 5pm.