Altitude: 2,430m/7,972 ft.
Best time to visit: dry season: April – October
Machu Picchu is Peru's main tourist destination and it is magnificent - never a disappointment. It is definitely one of the world's great sights and will surely be the pinnacle of our tours. 110km/75 miles northwest of Cusco, Machu Picchu is often referred to as the ‘lost city of the Incas’.
For centuries after the conquest, Machu Picchu, meaning “Old Mountain,” was a secret treasure known only to locals. Everything changed in 1911, when the American explorer Hiram Bingham, guided by a local Quechua-speaking family, “discovered” the site and brought its wonders to international attention.
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