Peru’s most sought-after drawcard is its connection to the ancient Incan people. Home to the famous ruins of Machu Picchu, travellers can expect a wonderfully interpretive introduction to what was once the largest empire in pre-Columbian America.
Standing in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most significant archaeological sites. This enigmatic stone citadel is tangible evidence of the Inca Empire, when it was at the peak of its power and achievement – although the exact purpose of this magnificent complex of palaces, plazas, temples and homes remains an enduring mystery.
The site’s dramatic setting, which encompasses the diverse flora and fauna of the upper Amazon basin, along with its rich history, make Machu Picchu an unforgettable travel destination.