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- 98%History Buffs
- 88%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 82%Adventure Travelers
- 76%Spiritual Seekers
- 71%Local Culture
- 68%Family Travelers
- 59%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (178)
- Machu PicchuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 16Feb 20, 2014
A wonder. A hike. A cultural experience. Stunning. Breathtaking. Worth every penny. Pack rain gear and try to acclimate or drink a TON of water! The porters loved playing cards. Worth it to hike to Wyna Picchu.
- Machu PicchuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jan 10, 2014
Machu Picchu was much more impressive than I expected. It was even more fascinating than in all pictures that I have seen. I can't think of any other place from my travels that was so striking and magnificent.
We were there in May. It was a good time to be there. The best bet to beat the crowds is to stay at least for one night at the Sanctuary Lodge (it’s expensive but well worth it) – you can enter the grounds before everybody gets there and you can stay there late watching the sunset when everybody leaves.
- Machu PicchuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 07, 2014
A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
One of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The Lost City of the Incas.
Machu Picchu was well worth the trek. Hiking to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail, we first saw Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate. What an amazing view!
You could also take the Peru Rail train from a neighboring city into Aguas Calientes, where a bus awaits to take you up to the Machu Picchu. Since we waited to the next day after the Inca Trail trek to explore Machu Picchu, we got to experience the bus ride to/from the site. Riding the bus from Aguas Calientes, we soon realized how far up we were going. It was quite the ride: sharp turns, abrupt stops, and an unending windy road all the way to the top. I can see why the Sanctuary Lodge at the entrance of Machu Picchu was so popular! You are right there and don't have to worry about taking the bus at the beginning or end of the day.
The most memorable part of visiting Machu Picchu was hiking up Huayna Picchu. What a brutal leg workout! Step after step, often past narrow areas. Thank goodness for the cables along the way. Once we got to the top, we felt like we were close to skies and heavens. We were nearly 9000 feet above see level. An epic view of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley from here. Be sure to acquire the appropriate permit for this trek.
Thanks to our guide, we bought box lunches and extra water before entering the site and packed them away in our daypacks. There was no place to buy food or drink once inside the site, so it was good we brought our own water, snacks and lunch. After hiking up Huayna Picchu, we took a break at the Moon Temple to eat our lunch. It was a good place to rest, very calm and quiet, since most folks did not trek down to the Moon Temple.
An incredible journey not to be missed. Highly recommended.
- Machu PicchuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Dec 10, 2013
The jewel in the crown of a trip to Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Don't make the mistake of making this a quick visit. The surge in tourism means it can be tough to find your own slice of the magic; however, if you visit multiple times or plan for a long stay, you'll increase your chances of finding solitude. Experiencing and viewing the ruins under different weather conditions is part of the enjoyment -- you may have clear blue skies, dense fog, and heavy rain all on the same day. Linger and enjoy.
- Machu PicchuMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 22, 2013
Machu Picchu, also known as the lost city of the Incas wes only discovered in 1911 and maybe that's the reason why it preserves its buildings and terraces. Today, about only 30% of the city is original, the rest has been reconstructed, but it's a complete city, with houses, temples, cemeteries, storage buildings and agricultural terraces. The famous mountain across Machu Picchu is Wayna Picchu, or "new mountain", in quechua, and you can climb Wayna Picchu as well, but make sure you arrive early and your train leaves in the late afternoon, because you need about 3 hours to visit and it's limited to a certain number of people. Machu Picchu is indeed a little magic and once you're there, all you can do is wonder how did these man built this city, at that time, with so little resources, at that place.
- Machu PicchuDec 02, 2013
A highlight of any trip to South America, Machu Picchu is the number-one tourist attraction Peru. Once you walk around the ancient Inca-built walls, watching the llamas nibbling in the grassy courtyards, and take in the mountain-top views, you'll understand why. The first time I visited, I trekked the Inca Trail for four days to get there, which definitely makes you appreciate it much more, when you pop out of the jungle, bone-tired, to view the ruins at sunrise before the day-trippers arrive. The second time, I took the train & bus, and I have to say it didn't move me as much. So, if you can, take the time to trek to Machu Picchu on foot. Alternatively, explore one of Peru's lesser-known Inca ruins that gets less mobbed.
- Machu PicchuMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1Nov 13, 2013
A place both spiritually and physically beautiful. A monument to monuments. Machu Picchu is an otherworldly dream, lost in the remote recesses of the Peruvian Andes. Whether your interest is in history, culture, spirituality, geography or adventure sports, you'll find something both memorable and magical in Machu Picchu.
- Machu PicchuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 15, 2013
One of the world's great monuments. Machu Picchu is a spectacular display of engineering, and thankfully was lost to history for a long time allowing much of it to be preserved. It is an absolute must see.
I highly recommend contracting a guide in Aguas Calientes before heading to Machu Picchu. I would also recommend going right away to Huayna Picchu (the large mountain overlooking Machu Picchu) first thing in the morning. There is a limit to the number of people who can be on Huayna Picchu at a time, so if you can get there early, while your legs are still fresh that is the best way of ensuring you'll be able to go up to the top.
- Machu PicchuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Nov 04, 2013
The ruined Inca city is a UNESCO world heritage site, and is considered a spiritual destination by many. Hike the Inca Trail to get there, and arrive to marvel at the mystic ruins by the light of the rising sun.