machu picchu

machu picchu

Cuzco & Machu Picchu

Soak up the atmosphere in this beautiful mountain city that was once the ancient Inca capital. Cuzco is crammed with architectural marvels from ancient ruins to colonial cathedrals. From here your adventure begins into the jungle and to the Lost City of Machu Picchu, one of the continent’s great archaeological sites.

GOOD TIME TO VISIT: May to September

In this beautiful, historic city visitors are presented with an incredible choice of the most significant cultural legacies in South America. Whilst here you can stay in a top class hotel and enjoy an excursion to ancient Inca excavations and wander through the old cobbled streets to the colourful and impressive markets.

Cuzco is indeed a showcase of architecture and art from a bygone era. Then venture into the Peruvian jungle and up into the Andes and the world famous Machu Picchu. Abandoned by the Incas, reclaimed by the jungle and lost to history until it was rediscovered in 1911, it is a truly awe-inspiring site. Learn about the mysteries of this Lost City on a guided walk through the area. On a special night-time visit you can meet a shaman who will describe Inca spiritual beliefs. This is a unique and truly inspiring journey that will bring history alive in the most dramatic fashion.

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Peru Profile

Size
18 times Ireland
Population
27 million
Capital
Lima (8 million)
Other Main Cities
Arequipa, Cuzco, Trujillo
Currency
New Sol (take EURO with you)
Climate
Andes: Cool temperate, Amazon: Tropical
Language
Spanish
Time Difference
GMT -5
Health
Consult GP and/or Tropical Medical Bureau