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Inca Trail Trek

Part of the network of Inca roads, it is one of the most important trekking routes in South America.

 

Numerous ravines and water courses can be seen en route, created by glacial action. Walkers will also see 12 archaeological monuments, including Qoriwayrachina, Patallaqta,Runkuraqay, Sayaqmarca, Puyupatamarca, Intipinku,Intipata and Wiñayhuayna.

 

 

 

 

Machu Picchu Historic Santuary

Location:110 kilometres north east of Cusco (four hours by train). 

An impressive Inca citadel buil on a mountain, rich in flora and fauna. Its name in English means Old Mountain. It has also been called the Lost City of the Incas, as it was unknow to the outside world until Hiram Bingham revealed its existence to the West in 1911. It was built in the 15th Century and is attributed to Inca Pachacutec.

 

The side is divided into sectors covering approximately 20 hectares. The agricultural sector consist of terraces up to four metres high cut into the mountain sides. The urban sector is made up of open spaces and buildings, including the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana or solar observatory, the Temple of the Three Windows, the  Main Temple and Condor Sector. There is also an impressive carved monilith three metres high and seven metres across the base, known as the Sacred Stone.

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