Let us introduce you to one of the worlds biggest archeological mysteries. Located high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley is Machu Picchu. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned; renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, Machu Picchu is a landmark like no other.
These intriguing buildings play on astronomical alignments as well as panoramic views. Declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, in 2007 Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World (worldwide Internet poll).
High above the Sacred Valley on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres above sea level; this awe-inspiring ancient city finds itself to be one of the most anticipated highlights of South America.
In addition, to ensure you get the most from your time at Machu Picchu; we recommend taking a guided tour through the ruins to gain an insightful overview of the historical site. Then, to truly feel the mystery and grandeur, be sure to allow enough time to meander and marvel at leisure.
Our South American Travel Specialist consultant was knowledgeable and meticulous with all of our travel arrangements. We felt completely indulged throughout the trip, with every detail taken care of. The service both during the planning phase and the trip itself was excellent. ALL of our individual guides spoke perfect English. They were passionate and proud of their homeland, eager to share their knowledge and our new friends were keen to learn about Australia. Despite finding ourselves in VERY remote places, we had no concerns whatsoever about our safety. Since returning, I haven’t hesitated in referring friends and family to The Travel Specialists.Ann