Mira a Machu Picchu, PERU

Virtual Tour of Machu Picchu Peru including Machu Picchu Pictures details of
Machu Picchu Peru and a machu pichu guided virtual tour

How To Travel To Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is by far the most recognized of all of the lost Inca cities. High in the Andes Mountains it sits perched, overshadowed by Huaynu Picchu as if waiting for its inhabitants to return.

To get to Machu Picchu you must first fly into Lima. One of the largest cities in South America it has all of the wonders and pitfalls of a major metropolitan area. Museums filled with Inca artifacts, wild nightlife and great foods.

To fly anywhere in Central and South America we recommend TACA airlines. They have excellent service, the safest airplanes, nice spacious seats, and great rates.


You need to check flights: From your city to LIMA from LIMA to CUSCO then back from CUSCO to LIMA after you have visited Machu Picchu

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*** I do recommend that instead of staying in Lima
that you stay in Miraflores.

Miraflores is an area outside of the main city, on the coast. It is much more beautiful and much safer. The streets are well kept and are packed with interesting shopping for you.

One of the nicer hotels in Miraflores is the Marriott. It is right on the water, in the heart of everything and has a spectacular view.


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Regardless, plan on staying in Lima for the night because early in the morning you need to catch a flight from Lima to Cusco (Cuzco).

Cusco was the original captial of the Inca Empire. It was destroyed by the Spaniard conquestidors but remnants of the fine stonework are still found in the local architecture.

Cusco surronds a square called the "Plaza de Armas", which every spanish settlement at the time had. It was like a common used by the people of the time for assemblies of all kinds. This common is surrounded by great shopping, restaurants, and curious buildings.

If you would like to enjoy the surrounding area, there are all kinds of tours and adventure packages. White water rafting, hiking, horseback riding are just some of the things to do in Cusco. Cusco also boasts some of the most authentic and important Inca ruins found in Peru.

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When you are done exploring Cusco you can either hike your way through the sacred valley or hop on a train from Poroy train station. The train ride is about four hours and it takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery you could imagine. But I think the hiking is more fun.

Your destination is a little village called Aqua Calientes. Named for the hot volcanic springs that course through this simple tourist feuled village, and known for their hospitality throughout the world. They sit at the foot of the sacred Machu Picchu mountain. Here you can enjoy a local beer and slice of peruvian style pizza while you joke with the locals and you are made to feel welcome. You can enjoy some time here before you hike up or hop a bus ride to the top of Machu Picchu.



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There is only one hotel at the top of Machu Picchu, the Sanctuary Lodge. It is a treat and honor to stay within steps of the citadel. Where you can enjoy it earlier in the morning and stay later at night. The hotel has a wonderful bar 2 restaurants for guests to enjoy, as well as spa services and other amenities.

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* Christopher Hooper the photographer and developer who created this Virtual Tour conducts private guided photographic tours for exclusive clientele. All tours are conducted in English and are a complete turnkey experience.

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