Travel To Machu Picchu

Travel To Machu Picchu



One of​ the​ most visited sites in​ the​ world today by travelers is​ Machu Picchu. it​ is​ located in​ Cuzco,​ Peru in​ the​ high Andes Mountains. it​ is​ approximately 724 miles away from Lima,​ the​ Peruvian capital. a​ typical trip by land on​ a​ bus takes about 20 hours. One could also take a​ flight and arrive there in​ a​ heartbeat of​ one hour. the​ starting point usually begins in​ Lima.

The ruins sit surrounded by the​ Andes Mountains at​ about 11,​024 feet above sea level. the​ name Machu Picchu literally means “old peak”,​ translated from the​ Quechua language. it​ was discovered by Hiram Bingham on​ July 24,​ 1911 while he was in​ charge of​ a​ Yale University expedition. it​ was in​ this landscape that the​ Incas built Machu Picchu at​ the​ end of​ the​ fourteenth century.

The climate is​ mild,​ warm and damp. it​ has a​ year round average temperature of​ 55F during the​ day. There are typically two seasons,​ a​ rainy season which lasts from November to​ March and dry season,​ which lasts from April to​ October. Most travelers prefer to​ travel to​ the​ site during the​ dry season.

Personal Travel Experience

I had the​ pleasure of​ visiting Machu Picchu 22 years ago around this time when I was a​ small child. I was accompanied by my mother. the​ scenery was beautiful and breathtaking. We took a​ train from the​ city of​ Cuzco and it​ took us just a​ few hours to​ get to​ Machu Picchu. Then we had to​ take a​ small bus up the​ trail all the​ way to​ the​ top. Nowadays,​ there are two ways to​ connect from Cuzco. One is​ a​ Tourist Train,​ which only operates in​ the​ high season. the​ trip takes four hours and returns in​ the​ evening. Then there is​ also the​ Autovagon,​ a​ tourist service that takes three hours to​ get to​ the​ site with an​ evening return trip as​ well. Both leave in​ the​ early morning hours.

We highly recommend you​ to​ put Machu Picchu,​ Peru as​ one of​ your top travel destinations to​ visit in​ the​ near future. the​ experience will be unforgettable.

UPDATE: on​ July 7th in​ Lisbon,​ Portugal,​ Machu Picchu was voted in​ as​ one of​ the​ new Seven Wonders of​ the​ World.




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