Are you going to Peru? Great decision!
Are you wondering if you should visit Machu Picchu?
Here are some facts and tips to help you decide. Read on!
Hello, Dear reader! If you are in this blog is because you are still at home, full of doubts, thinking about what to do and where to travel. But don’t worry, Peruvian Sunrise is here to help you.
If you are one of those people who rely on numbers to make decisions, we tell you that 92% of tourists who come to Peru, visit Machu Picchu
And that’ s because there are many reasons to come!
Read on to discover why you should be traveling to Machu Picchu, Peru!
1.Wonder of the World
Machu Picchu is practically the first thing you think of when you hear about Peru. It is one of the 7 Wonders of the World! It has received a plethora of awards and continues to do so: it is even one of the top 10 global destinations for a formidable post-pandemic trip in 2022.
This is because it is also a safe destination. In 2020 it received the “Safe Travels” stamp, the world’s first health and safety seal, in tourism, from Covid-19.
Can you imagine being able to say that you have been to one of the most important tourist destinations in the world?
For four consecutive years, this World Heritage Site has won the awards for Leading Tourist Attraction in South America and the world. In addition, a fact for people who are concerned about climate change and sustainability, is that Machu Picchu has been certified as a Carbon Neutral Destination.
2.It is an inclusive destination
Machu Picchu is a destination that welcomes year after year national and international tourists from all over the world. Here there are no distinctions regarding religion, gender, age, tastes, etc. We are visited by children on school trips to elderly couples. We also have the visit of people with disabilities; however, in severe cases it can be a little difficult and need a companion to help the person.
We all deserve to see this wonder of humanity!
3.You can be accompanied by whoever you want
Whether you are a solotraveler or accompanied, visiting it will always be great. Couples of all ages, groups of friends, families and even school groups usually go to Machu Picchu. No matter what stage of life you are in, each experience will have different nuances: more entertaining, more romantic, more relaxed or adventurous…you decide.
What about you?
With whom would you share this experience?
Machu Picchu is one of the most energetic points on earth. In fact, it is ranked 6th as a spiritual tourist attraction. Its temples, ceremonial centers, the fact that it is located on top of geodesic lines (which emanate energy similar to those of the chakras) and surrounded by “Apus” (sacred mountains for the Incas), show that it has been considered a sacred place for the Incas. It has a very special vibe and people who go there say they feel an out-of-this-world connection with this amazing place, the universal energy and the nature that surrounds it.
Many describe Machu Picchu as a place with electromagnetism, which recharges our being and fills it with peace and tranquility.
Would you like to fill your life with this positive energy so necessary for our days?
Here words fall short. Just looking at the wonderful photos of people who have visited this wonder created hundreds of years ago is enough to leave you impressed and eager to visit it. For photographers, travel bloggers or just people who love to share their pictures on social media, we can tell you that it is a completely instagrammable place!
See for yourselves:
As mentioned on the German DW website, in reality “the Incas are mysterious in general”. All that is known about Machu Picchu and the Incas are myths and stories passed down from generation to generation, but there are few sources, as there was no form of writing as we know it, but a system of knots and strings called “quipus”. There is still much to discover, including the reason why it was built, what lies beneath what can be seen.
The area where Machu Picchu is located is a rich place because it is full of an ancient millenary culture. From the Quechua language that comes from the time of the Incas, to the traditions, the clothing so typical of Cuzco, the food, the important dates such as Inti Raymi, the wonderful buildings that make us think about how a culture so interesting and different from ours behaved today. It is a place to soak up knowledge, new traditions; to taste and savor its delicious cuisine; to venture to discover and have an experience worthy of a Wonder of the World.
8.The Inca Trail
One of the best trekking routes globally by international publications specialized in travel and tourism, such as National Geographic and the British magazine Wanderlust. This is the trail that will take you directly to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu through the Intipunku (Sun Gate). Its duration varies depending on whether you take the standard trail (4d) or the short trail (2d) for those who do not have enough time. This will allow you to walk the same route as the Incas did in ancient times. Due to its beauty and history, to be able to go to this Inca trail or Qhapaq Ñan, it is necessary to reserve your tickets months in advance, because it is a very popular area with a limited daily capacity.
After you have traveled and returned to your country you will have beautiful memories of this place and its friendly people. Don’t forget to bring a camera or a cell phone with which you can take pictures to take with you material memories that you can enjoy and show to your friends or loved ones years from now.
These are some of the many reasons why you should come to Cuzco and when you are here you will probably find more reasons why you will want to come back, since every experience is different according to the stage of your life you are in, the people you come with and even the time of the year you come.
If by now you’ve made up your mind, you’re probably wondering…
What is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?
– From May to October, since it’s wet season. But the best month is October, 100% recommended!
Can you offer me Machu Picchu packages?
-Of course! Just contact us and we will be very glad to organize a completely customized travel experience for you, taking into account your tastes and needs.
For us, your wishes are our command and if you are going to visit a Wonder of the World, the experience has to be up to par with it.
What do I need to know before visit Machu Picchu?
-Considering that it is located at high altitude, the preparation is basically the same as you would have for trekking: Keep hydrated, wear comfortable and cool clothes, eat lightly and have a good rest. If you wish, you can click here for more tips.
Complying with the above, your trip will be great.
Is it safe to travel to Machu Picchu?
Yes it is. Cuzco in general is a tourist area and a city with very friendly people. As mentioned above, this destination has the international Safetravels stamp that ensures compliance with all global measures against Covid-19. You can rest assured. Besides that, our company will make everything to protect you and your loved ones