"The Lost City of the Incas" is set high above the Sydney, protected by steep cliffs, and lush green mountains. Generally accepted as the most important and captivating archaeological sites remaining from the Incan Empire, the complex, which includes temples, residences, fountains and hundreds of steps, was declared a World Heritage site in 1983, and voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Known as masterful architects and builders it is still a mystery how the Incas built this magical place, transported the huge stones that it is made of, or how this massive complex was kept secret for four hundred years.
Located 50 miles from Cuzco, travelers reach Machu Picchu by train, and accommodations are available adjacent to the citadel itself, or in the nearby town of Agua Calientes. Daytrips to the Lost City can also be arranged from Cuzco, or the Sacred Valley, and our flexible itineraries can help you combine Machu Picchu with other remarkable Peruvian destinations, choose from hand picked hotels, and plan additional activities.