When you are on a world tour and went to South America, there are several key points that stop just visited. Jesus Christ is the Savior of Rio de Janeiro, a trip to the Amazon and the Andes all if you really mean you see the continent. But if you are led by Peru as part of a tour in South America, a place full of history that you can not overlook Machu Picchu.
The City of The Incas
An icon of a lost world, Machu Picchu is the closest thing to a living relic of the Inca civilization. Located just forty minutes south of Santa Rosa, in the region of Cusco, Machu Picchu was lost to the world until 1911, when it was rediscovered by the American historian Hiram Bingham.
Built around 1400 years, historians believe that the city was founded by the Emperor Pachacuti and his followers. Spanish never found Machu Picchu, which means it's still in pretty good condition for 500 years "lost" in the world. Because it is so well hidden, that serves as the site is quite rare for others.
Tanned, restoration work began shortly after the discovery of the Inca city again to restore it to its former glory. In 1976, nearly one-third of Machu Picchu is considered complete although work continues to this day.
The main tourist destination
In addition, we provide new information and a very accurate life of the ancient Inca civilization, Machu Picchu fit as the missing piece to the puzzle of time during the Spanish conquest. Today, Machu Picchu is a major tourist attraction and one of the most important destinations in Peru.
Due to the huge popularity, with more than 400,000 visitors on their way to the site each year, the Regional Directorate of Culture Cusco put limits on visits to the area, reducing the number to 2,500 per day. Additional restrictions on the castle only 400 visitors can enter Huayna Picchu in 07:00 and 22:00. Attention to the development of the area rather than focusing on continuous treatment also led to laws instituted to protect the tourism industry grow.
Be sure to visit Machu Picchu is part of your itinerary while traveling in Peru and South America. Talk to your tour guide companies on their way to the city and spend the day in one of the most historic in the country.