The Inca Empire was a great and powerful empire that spanned vast territories. What few people know is that this empire also had a great deal of influence in the area today known as Machu Picchu. The reason for this is that Machu Picchu was built by the Inca Empire specifically as a retreat for their emperor and his family. As such, it is home to some of the most impressive ruins in all of South America.
There are many things you can do on Machu Pichu tours, but some of the most popular activities include hiking to the top of Huayna Picchu and visiting the Sun Gate and Temple of the Moon. Plus, there are plenty of other attractions to explore, like Murals Vista or Sacsayhuaman.
The most popular way to tour the site is on a guided tour. The tours take about eight hours and cover all of the main attractions at the site. Some popular activities on the tours include hiking up to Machu Picchu’s citadel, taking pictures of the stunning views from atop Huayna Picchu, and spending time in traditional Quechua villages.