Located in the Cloud Forest, 70 miles north west of Cusco, Machupicchu is one the most important Monuments of the vast Inca Empire. Considered a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site known for being a spectacular Historic Sanctuaries in the world.
Machupicchu is part of the New Seven Wonders of the World, recently awarded as the Most Ecological Destination in South America.
- Inca Bridge: Impressive example of slope managing in a very dramatic area of the rocky mountains near Machupicchu. Find an Inca Trail heading out of Machupicchu towards west until you can see the threatening bridge in front of you after only 30 minutes of easy hike.
- The Sun Gate: A hike of moderate difficulty on an Inca Trail that used to connect Machupicchu with the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It has perfect foundations supporting the road and structures, like the one called a Gate from where the Sun goes through every Summer Solstice.
- Huayna Picchu Mountain: The most popular hike in the Sanctuary, with a limited entrance a day of only 400 people, but worth to see. Be one of the few adventurous hiking and exploring wild old Inca Trails as you ascent to the very top of the mountain at 10000 feet above sea level. Unique views of the Sanctuary from the top.
- Machupicchu Mountain: The most difficult hiking option in the Sanctuary, it has the wider view of the Site, being able to see the Glaciars surrounding Machupicchu, many Archaeological Sites as well as the Andean Range in both sides. Worth to take the effort for an spectacular view of Machupicchu.