Thousands of fans and lovers of adventure, travel and exploration yearn to know and discover the ecological, cultural and ancestral wealth of America and its corners. These travelers will undoubtedly make a list of the first tourist destinations they plan to visit.
Cusco and Machu Picchu will surely be two of the main tourist destinations that passionate travelers like you, will choose. And thinking about these two exotic places means not only to fulfill a dream, but to prepare to face a challenge, and embark on a great adventure through the mountains of Cusco and the forests of the jungle in Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu, Great Wonder of the World
Machu Picchu, the ancient citadel of the Incas, discovered over 500 years ago and rediscovered a century ago by Hiram Bingham, is famous for its wonderful and ancient architecture, for its beauty and also because it is located in one of the points of the famous Inca Trail Or Capac Ñan, which in turn is one of the richest and most exuberant routes in the entire American continent.
The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu was recognized more than 30 years ago as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and brings together a great cultural and ecological value thanks to its landscape and natural habitat in which is a great variety of flora and fauna, Species characteristic of Peru as the Gallito de las Rocas.
Machu Picchu is considered among the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, so the influx of tourists becomes more obvious during all months of the year.
In the same way, the imperial city of Cusco was the scene of the great Inca history, and one could say that in its greatest boom was the heart of Tawantisuyo and therefore of Peruvian culture and why not of South American culture and history.
Cusco represents an important cultural heritage of the world for its customs and great national identity that projects to the whole world. Its archaeological centers like Sacsayhuamán, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Qenqo, Moray, Machu Picchu, Pisac, Tambomachay and other attractions that show the ancestral culture of the Inca, typifies to Cusco like an ideal city to realize the experiential tourism through the coexistence and Cultural exchange that many of these centers carry out.
Cusco, because it is a diverse and ample tourist place between the departments of Peru, presents several options for the tourist that intends to know the vast Peruvian culture, and is that also it hosts serranos and jungle landscapes along the South Valley and Sacred Valley of The Incas, for this reason and many more Cusco has been recognized as the Tourist Capital of Peru for more than 30 years.
Finally, Cusco is home to great architectural constructions that today continue to surprise thousands of tourists and even to the same Cusco by the techniques used, the fine finishes and the unmistakable Inca and pre Inca style that enhance the great work of an invaluable culture in all The American continent and the world.