If you plan to visit Peru, it is impossible not to want to see the crown jewel of this country – Machu Picchu. Vacation packages are available. They offer everything from multi-day hikes along the Inca Trail – with or without a local guide, to train rides stopping directly within sight of this impressive architectural wonder. Whatever method you choose, you will find plenty to see and explore when you arrive in the Lost City of the Incas.
Exploring the City
Machu Picchu is a city built of mortar-free limestone. With more than 200 buildings, including residences, temples and storage facilities, it is essential to arrange for a guided tour to help you make sense of the layout and to discover more about the culture, architecture, and significance of the structures.
The best tour companies make this an integral component of their Machu Picchu vacation packages. Their package includes a knowledgeable guide to help you explore the three areas of this mysterious place: Agricultural, Urban and Religious.
S/he can provide you essential information on the better-known structures such as:
- The Intihuatana
- The Temple of the Sun
- The Room of Three Windows
S/he can also show you the more simple residential structures and storage buildings – indicating the life of the workers and providing a rounded picture of life in this city.
Machu Picchu Vacation Packages
It is possible to enjoy the splendors of Machu Picchu on your own. You can book a trip independently. However, you can relieve yourself of the stress and difficulties such a venture can produce. Talk to your travel agency about your intent or go online. In either case, the best and simplest approach is to choose from the many Machu Picchu vacation packages available. The different available packages allow you the freedom to cater a trip to meet your own needs while providing you with the opportunity to wander through the ruins of this mysterious and imposing Lost City of the Incas.
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