Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, Machu Picchu was rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham.
In honour of the centenary of the ancient citadel’s discovery, the Peruvian government made the decision to halve the number of entrance tickets available to 2,500 a day to ease erosion to the site. While it’s now more important than ever to arrange your travel in advance through a knowledgeable Travel Specialist, the reduced numbers make for a more comfortable and immersive travel experience. Demand for tickets is high, but it’s well worth booking with our team: as the most famous archaeological site in Latin America and one of the Seven Wonders of the New World, Machu Picchu lives up to its reputation.
Part of Machu Picchu’s allure lies in its remoteness; the Incan estate sits proudly in a lofty position high in the Andes, hundreds of feet above the twisting Urubamba River. The militant lines of approximately 200 preserved stone buildings cling to the steep grassy hillside, surrounded by towering peaks.