History of Machu Picchu Archaeological evidence uncovered around the site suggests that the area was first used for agricultural purposes back in 760 B.C. The war of Vilcambamba Pachacutec in 1440 established the first settlement at the site. It was called the Tahuantinsuyo Empire which was later followed by the formation of the government of Manco Capac. It is thought […]
Machu Picchu History and Facts
Machu Picchu is the quintessential destination on every South America travel bucket list. Machu Picchu's history is part fact and part enigma. There are many stories and legends surrounding its purpose. What we do know is that it was built as a palace for Emperor Pachacuti, escaped destruction by the conquistadores who failed to find it, and that is was discovered by Hiram Bingham on July 24, 1911. Since then it has risen Picchu has risen to take the spot as of one of the world’s most famous and revered architectural and archaeological monuments. Read more about Machu Picchu below.
Machu Picchu, Peru Although it's one of the most well-known archaeological wonders of the world, Machu Picchu still holds plenty of secrets and is on our shortlist of must-see destinations on a Peru trip. Add picture with a caption showing actual clients with names linking to review. Machu Picchu is an enigma, some would say […]
Planning a little solo jaunt across the land? If this is your first time planning your virgin solo adventure, I understand completely how excited and nervous you are. I was once in your shoes. Before you slap on your backpack and march out that door, here’s a small checklist of things you might want to […]
One of the most popular hikes in South America, the Inca Trail is definitely the experience of a lifetime. A centuries-old trail, it begins in the ancient Incan capital of Cusco and winds some 88 kilometers to some of the world’s most iconic ruins: Machu Picchu. Of course, the entirety of Inca Trail is absolutely […]
So you've decided to hike Machu Picchu? Well great! There's no doubt that you're in for the experience of a lifetime. However, the truth of the matter is that now you've got some additional decisions to make. You see, there's more than one route to arrive to the world-famous Inca site, and even once you've […]