Machu Picchu Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights (Paperback)
One of the great wonders of the world, the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu in Peru has a legacy extending back many generations. This UNESCO World Heritage site offers breathtaking views of the ethereal ruins. The ancient "City of the Incas" was constructed in the 15th century in the mountains above the Urubamba River and valley. The polished stone ruins can be seen from miles around, appearing majestic under the glow of the hot South American sun. Introduction to Machu Picchu, Peru - Overview - Culture - Orientation/Location - Climate and When to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - Inca Trail - Cusco - Aguas Calientes - Linger at Inti Punku (The Gate of the Sun) - Temple of the Sun - Stone of Intihuatana - Temple of the Three Windows - Machu Picchu Main Temple - Temple of the Condor - Climb Wayna Picchu (Huayna Picchu) - Explore the Great Cave - Visit the Ancient Village of Llaqtapata - Wi ay Wayna - Chachapoyas Ruins at the Fortress of Kuelap - Recommendations for the Budget Traveler - Places to Stay - Places to Eat & Drink - Places to Shop.