Machu Picchu Tours by Train / Bus – Daily Departures
What is the Inka citadel of Machu Picchu? comes from the terms: Machu (ancient) Picchu (hill), Machupicchu is located 120km from the city of Cusco, Peru, is the icon par excellence of the Inca civilization. Nestled on top of a cliff at an altitude of 2430 m above sea level and 400 m above the Urubamba River (Sacred Valley of the Incas), the city of Machu Picchu has become famous worldwide not only because it is a sample of Inca urbanism that has survived colonial destruction almost intact, but because it combines at the same time a meticulous and colossal constructive technique, a knowledge of the geological and environmental properties of the place, a mastery in the development of fine architecture and, above all, a impressive notion of integration with the surrounding landscape mountains with fleet and fauna. This reputation has earned it to be designated Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1983 and be chosen as one of the 7 wonders of the world Machu Picchu.