Travel high into the Andes mountains and be transported back in time to one of the most beautiful and mysterious places on earth. Book amazing Amazon Machu Picchu tours to get a taste of modern Lima, experience fascinating Cus+co and explore a centuries-old Inca city that still possesses the power to awe and inspire visitors.
The Incan City nestles into a Peruvian mountaintop location 1,500 feet above the Urubamba Valley, known as the sacred valley of the Incas, and is thought to have been constructed in the 15th Century at the height of the Inca Empire. Details about its founding and its purpose are still unknown. Many believe it was a royal compound; others insist that it was a trade center or an agricultural “experiment station” while others are just as convinced it was a sacred site. There is some evidence that it might have been all of those things, and visitors to Machu Picchu enjoy a guided tour as well as time to explore its wonders individually.
The reasons its inhabitants left are also unknown. Some believe it was due to an outbreak of smallpox; evidence points to the city’s abandonment around 1530, during the time that Spanish conquistadors set foot on South American soil. There is no solid evidence that the city was attacked, however, or that the Spanish even were aware of its location, while there are records of other Inca cities being conquered.
The “Lost City of the Incas” is the best known destination on Amazon Machu Picchu tours, but Lima is known as the City of Kings, and visitors will marvel at the confluence of different cultures and experience the lifestyle and spirit of modern Peru, as well as touring historical sites. Take the time in both Lima and Cusco to explore on your own, see Incan relics, walk among olive trees imported from Spain, stroll through local crafts markets and sample a variety of local foods. Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it is an extraordinary experience to walk among the ruins. But on Amazon Machu Picchu tours, many memorable towns and experiences await you.
Amazon Machu Picchu tours offer a great opportunity to explore history and culture, to visit a land where past and present are intertwined, where mountains meet the sea, and where visitors can’t wait to return! All transportation and transfers are handled for you, as are some meals; your companions are congenial, and your guides are not only knowledgeable but dedicated to making your experience the best it can be.