MACHU PICCHU 2D / 1N
(BY BUS & TRAIN)
Machu Picchu, name in Quechua, “of the old mountain” is the contemporary name given to a llaqta – ancient Andean Inca town – built before the 15th century and then abandoned, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, in the mountain range of Los Andes at 2430 meters above sea level. It is located in the Cusco region, province of Urubamba, district of Machu Picchu, on the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 80 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco, city of Peru and where the Urubamba River flows, which crosses the mountain range and a canyon with tropical mountain climate originates. According to many scholars, its original name would have been Llaqtapata. Famous for its sophisticated dry stone walls that combine huge blocks without the use of a mortar, fascinating buildings that relate to astronomical alignments and panoramic views. The exact use he had remains a mystery.
LOCATION: Cusco It is located in the Center- South of the country, in the Andean region.