Located deep in the Cusco Region, high above the “Sacred Valley”, lies Machu Picchu. This historic wonder was once home to Pachacuti, emperor of Inca back in the 15th century. This classic Inca-style, polished dry-stone structure was the jewel of Inca people until it was abandoned in the 16th century because of the Spanish conquest.
Although abandoned for a number of centuries, the Spanish never found Machu Picchu, a fact that allowed it to withstand the test of time and today millions of tourists from all over the world come to see the attraction. While some use modern transportation to get as close to the man-made architectural wonder, others pack their mochilas and take the rough 4-day trek through the jungles of Peru.
So if you’re planning your next adventure, be sure to keep Machu Picchu in mind. With its archaeology and architecture, history and natural views, along with the adventure of actually getting there, makes this destination a must-see for anyone in search of their inner Indiana Jones.