Archive for the ‘Peru’ Category

Machu Picchu

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Machu Picchu Tourist Attractions

Machu Picchu, a city built during the 1460 and 1470 AD, is situated high in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Everything inside this city from the complex and refined gardens to the multifaceted bridges and channels was intended to give travelers and locals an idea about the blessed relationship of nature and mankind.

Best time to Visit Macchu Pichu

If you are planning to travel to Macchu Picchu, the best time to visit is during the off peak months from April to May or September to October. Fewer travelers go to see Macchu Picchu during these months providing you with ease in traveling without the stress of queuing with hoards of travelers going to and from. You can have the chance to enjoy every glimpse within the city during Sundays when less people go there. In case the crowds increase during noontime and you want to avoid this assembly, you can settle to visit a nearby attraction like the Huayna Picchu or the Inca Bridge then go back to Macchu Picchu when the crowd is easier to handle.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Macchu Picchu Attractions

  • Temple of the Sun- Visiting the city opens up the chance to see many historic and magnificent attractions that are ruins of the ancient past of Macchu Picchu. The first attraction site that you will see when you enter the ruins is the Temple of the Sun. However, entering the temple is not allowed and yet this condition does carry much impact because the sight of the exterior architecture that you can witness is enough to create a lasting impression about this rich ruins of the past.
  • Royal Tomb – The Royal Tomb is a cave-like structure, which houses an outstanding stepped altar and a progression of niches. Another inviting charm that you will be able to see down the stairs of the Royal Tomb is a water canal and a chain of interrelated fountains. Visiting this sight provides travelers with enough knowledge of how Macchu Picchu became a much celebrated travel destination.
  • Chamber of the Princess- Situated next to the Temple of the Sun is the two-story Chamber of the Princess. This structure and the nearby structures give travelers the chance to imagining how buildings look like during the Incan Period.
  • Intihuatana- it is obvious that hiking is a very important activity for you to see the whole of Macchu Picchu. And you will do the same if you want to see and visit one of the most important shrines in the area. Intihuatana is a captivating carved wood that imitates the blessed peak rising ahead of the ruins.

There is an endless list of the interesting attractions to visit in Macchu Picchu, most of them providing not only provides travelers the chance to visit lovely and magnificent shrines but also allow them to learn about the rich culture and history of Macchu Picchu.

Information on the Finest Places in Peru

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Peru, a country in western South America, has a lot to offer when it comes to important and interesting places worthy of a visit. Successor of prehistoric culture, Peru is a product of the blending of rich cultures and interesting archaeological history. Proofs of this statement are evident in many of the most remarkable travel destinations in Peru.

Where to Go in Peru


Situated along the Pacific Coast, the Peruvian shoreline promises a lot of valuable potentials when it comes to water related activities. The coastline’s distinctive characteristic includes variations in different areas with calm, serene water on some parts and roaring waves in the other.

Cuzco, Peru

This old-fashioned and pretty town is quite small and can be reached by plane only. Parks in Cuzco are filled with pigeons completing the mystical atmosphere of the town. Interesting places worthy of a visit for those who love to visit religious sites are the Church of La Merced, Temple of San Blas, and the grand Cathedral. For those who have the passion for the arts, The Museum of the Religious Art is admirable for its elaborated Moorish structural design. European and Indian influenced works of art are preserved in the museum. Bargain shopping for fleece jackets and sweaters are suggested in case you were not able to bring one because weather in Cuzco is quite chilly at times.

Lima, Peru

Being Peru’s capital, Lima exudes its own sophisticated cosmopolitan atmosphere but still preserves its authentic Indian culture. Tourists’ favorite destination in Lima, Peru is the more than 40 museums present in the city of Lima. Most museums keep up historical and religious relics and works of arts originating from the earliest Incan ethnicity.

Machu Picchu, UN Heritage Site, Peru

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a U.N. Heritage site and has always been Peru’s most celebrated tourist destination. This man-made city sits on the center of a tropical mountain forest enables to have a view over the Andes mountains and the Amazon basin. Visitors will be amazed with the temples and palaces reserved for the highest Incan royalty as they rove around this primeval sanctuary. The Temple of the Sun and The Temple of the Moon are two of the most popular temples in this famous tourist attraction in Peru. Including Machu Picchu in your itinerary planning is a must when you plan to visit Peru, however, be prepared for a long travel going to and around Machu Picchu.

Puerto Maldonado

This stunning national reserve park has three conservation areas: the Manu Biosphere Reserve, the Tambopata -Candamo Reserve, and the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. Travelers go to Tambopata -Candamo Reserve to see endangered species that are preserved in the reserve park, whereas 450 varieties of bird species are housed in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park.

Peru is a culture-rich country that you should never miss when planning to visit South America.