The mysterious and impressive Incan city of Machu Picchu, rediscovered by outsiders in 1911, welcomes over 1.5 million visitors annually. Getting to Machu Picchu can be challenging. Still, the tourist infrastructure has grown massively to support the throngs of tourists that go there each year.
Despite Machu Pichu’s popularity, visitor numbers are being deliberately curbed. For years, archeologists and historians have sounded the alarm over the damage and degradation of this historic monument caused by over-tourism.
Machu Picchu is one of those destinations where even the most beautiful photograph cannot do justice to its beauty. You’ll be in awe of the Andes Mountains’ natural beauty alongside the Incas’ incredible archeological achievements as you explore this one-of-a-kind spot.
Tickets to Machu Picchu should be booked months in advance or more, especially if you’re planning to travel during the high season. One of the most expensive individual costs is the train to Machu Picchu – the only way to arrive.
Ciudad Perdida was never truly lost to the indigenous group whose ancestors constructed this marvel. The Wiwa, Arhuaco, and Kogui groups are direct descendants of the Tairona people who created the city.