Reading on Internet about Inca and their vast kingdom i was attract by the idea of traveling to Peru place where this amazing kingdom start and to travel up to central America where this kingdom finish. Searching for the colossal monuments i decide to book my flight to Lima Peru.
Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city set high in the Andes mountains. The area surrounding Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, the Inca Trail and the lively city of Cusco, is also rich in Incan sites as well as hiking, rafting and mountain-biking opportunities.
My first impression of this place soon as i arrive on Lima International Airport was that this huge country is somehow mystical and keep lot of secret in the untouched nature waiting to be discover by travelers. Most of the people travel to Peru in order to see Inca heritage. But Peru is much more than that.
Lima the capital city with almost 8 million people is the biggest city in the country that has 24 million people . Lima is the administrative , economical and educational center of Peru. In the city you can see mix of colonial Spanish influence and some of the Inca traditional things. The city offer great range of activities from sightseeing to great traditional restaurants where you can enjoy in the great food.On the street you can see all kind of things people sale to get some money , markets are full with all kind of things , most of the food is organic and clean.
Coming to this country and not to go on hiking is really not good cause Andes offer some amazing view and some of the peaks are really high over 3000 m. There is many tours organize for the tourist starting from Lima and going to some of the places around.
For those who prefer sun and beach well Peru has that as well, their coastline is very long and stretch more than 2400 km going from bottom of the South America all the way up to Ecuador
And of course for the most of the tourist visiting the Machu Pichu and Cousco are most interesting thing. Having on mind that they are build with such a precision and so high is not wonder that people are fascinated.
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments, and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.
Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Set at an altitude of 3,400m, it’s the gateway to further Inca sites in the Urubamba (Sacred) Valley and the Inca Trail, a multiday trek that ends at the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu.
The Sacred Valley is a region in Peru’s Andean highlands. Along with the nearby town of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu, it formed the heart of the Inca Empire. Stretching roughly 60 kilometers, it’s an area of fertile farmland and Spanish colonial villages like Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Pisac is known for its Sunday handicraft market and hilltop Incan citadel.