Machu Picchu was deemed the ‘Lost City’ until its relatively recent discovery in 1911.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu was deemed the ‘Lost City’ until its relatively recent discovery in 1911. Nestled on a hilltop in the middle of the Andean Mountain Range, 7,000 feet above sea level, there are two main ways to get to Machu Picchu from Cusco. PeruRail runs the only train which takes you to Aguas Calientes, a town about seven kilometres from the ruins. You have the option to make your journey more leisurely by staying the night here and allowing yourself extra time to explore this majestic ancient city.
For those more daring, you may choose to arrive on foot following the Inca Trail, as the archaeologists and historians did in 1911. You can choose between many different types of treks into Machu Picchu, ranging from a six-hour hike to the full 80km journey from Cusco.
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