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Discovering Machu Picchu – The lost city of the Incas

When you think of Peru there is only one thing that comes to your mind – Machu Picchu After all, it is one of the most fascinating archeological sites on the planet. It is also a symbol of the power and ingenuity of the Inca people and a once in a lifetime place to see. We spent the night in the city below the mountain: Aguas Caliente and at about 4.00am we arrived at the queue at the bus station, in order to catch one of the first busses that go up to Machu Picchu. Immediately after us, the queue started to build. Anyway,  we got on the third bus and we arrived at Machu Picchu among the first people that came to see the sunrise here. In the first few hours, everything was covered in clouds and fog. We sat down at the perfect view spot and waited. At mid-morning things started to…

Inca trail to Machu Picchu – The ancient road of the Incas

The most popular and famous hike in South America – Inca Trail, passes by breathtaking archaeological sites, cuts through an exuberant sea of clouds and climbs steep passes to Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail is an amazing technical achievment, a network of over 22,000 km of road, as it stretches across an entire mountain, a tropical forest and some desert areas of the empire. Of course, there is a tiny fragment of the road that can be taken today. So today’s, if you want to hike the Inca trail you have the following options: Inca Trail 7 days (Salkantay) The trail starts at the sacred Salkantay mountain and joins the classical Inca Trail on the fourth day at Wayllabamba. This route involves some high passes, mountain sceneries of Runcuracay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Winay Wayna before arriving at Machu Picchu. Inca trail 5 days (Classical) This one follows the same route of…

12 Amazing Things to do in Peru

From the deserts of the Pacific coast to the Amazon rainforest, from the world’s tallest navigable lake to the world’s largest tropical mountain range, Peru offers a wide range of landscapes and such different climate zones. And among mountains, forests and deserts are the remains of dozens of ancient civilizations. So, Peru has it all and it is so difficult to make a top because everything is so amazing in their own way. Below I will try to select only a few of the fantastic things that Peru has to offer. Discover the Magic of Machu Picchu When you think of Peru, there is only one thing that comes to your mind – Machu Picchu. It is indeed one of the most beautiful attractions in Peru. This Inca city, uncovered during the Spanish conquest, forgotten and undisturbed for centuries, is located in the most amazing area, surrounded by beautiful mountains,…

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