Machu Picchu

Learn the History of Machu Picchu on a Luxury Tour

For those who aren’t into hiking all day or want to relax a bit more, a luxury tour to Machu Picchu is ideal. This is because it can provide all of the cultural and historical contexts while enabling you to remain comfortable. Visitors to the ancient Inca Valley and Machu Picchu often find that a luxury tour allows them to fully immerse themselves in the culture and history of the area. 

Here is some of the history you can explore when taking a luxury tour to the ancient citadel. And if you want to know more about Machu Picchu, here in this post we have constantly updated information about it.

Was Machu Picchu Reconstructed? 

Ruins of Macchu Picchu
Ruins of Machu Picchu

In some sense, yes, Machu Picchu was reconstructed slightly to prevent encroachment and protect it as a historical site. Constructed around 1400, for centuries nobody knows about Machu Picchu until they discovered it in the early 1900s. Since 1983 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In recent years, they took more significant preservation steps After the site was placed on the World Monuments Fund’s 2008 Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites. 

What makes Machu Picchu so Unique? 

Some view of Machu Picchu

One of the primary factors that make Machu Picchu so unique is its extremely diverse ecosystem. There are dry mountain forests to snow-capped valleys more than 400 different types of birds, and plants and flowers. Studies at the site also found that some non-native animals, such as guinea pigs and alpacas, came from other regions for their pelts. 

Is Machu Picchu Really the “Lost City of the Incas”? 

Although many often refer to it as such, Machu Picchu isn’t the “Lost City of the Incas.”. It’s actually an ancient citadel and estate built for the Incan Emperor Pachacuti, abandoned during the Spanish conquest. When it was a thriving estate, those living there likely worked as laborers or farmers for the emperor. It’s also the site of many ancient traditions and rituals practiced by the Incan people. 

Book your luxury tour to Machu Picchu today

If you’ve been inspired to visit the ancient citadel, Machu Picchu Peru is waiting for your call. Some of our more popular luxury tours include the 3-Day Tour to Machu Picchu – Express and the traditional 5-Day Tour to Machu Picchu

Contact our team today for more travel and tour information.