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When you think of magical travel experiences, the kinds of adventures that will change the way you think about the world and just how beautiful it really is, it’s easy to think that a place of true, unadulterated beauty doesn’t exist. In a world where there is so much noise, from our TVs to our smart phones, our workplaces and buzzing cities, you could be forgiven for thinking that something as beautiful as Machu Picchu doesn’t actually exist—that it’s all made-up, an invention by some ragingly-mad, creative artist who pictured what heaven must look like, and then painted it.
Well, news flash, folks—such a place really does exist, and it’s Peru’s Machu Picchu!
Machu Picchu is at the top of every traveller’s bucket list. It’s a must-see—no, a must-experience destination that has captured the hearts of millions around the world. Machu Picchu isn’t just the highlight of Peru—it is the jewel in South America’s crown, and one of the most visually stunning, and awe-inspiring places on the planet! Home to the Inca’s for approximately 100 years before it was abandoned, it remained a secret from the Spanish during the period of colonialisation, before the American explorer, Hiran Bingham, visited the local area, became friendly with local indigenous farmers, and learned of its existence in 1911.
Shortly thereafter, the rest of the world learned about Peru’s most relished ancient wonder, and travellers from across the globe dreamed of one day seeing it for themselves.
The trek to Machu Picchu rewards hikers every step of the way: there are villages to explore, friendly locals to meet, delicious, traditional food to eat, and plenty of opportunities to stop, relax, and take in the stunning scenery. Mountains surround you, fresh air invigorates your senses after plentiful exercise as you walk up and down ancient terrain, cross bridges suspended over rapidly-moving rivers, and finally kick up your feet to watch the sunset behind the mountains.
If there’s a better place to find yourself in this chaotic world, we’ve never heard of it, and exploring Machu Picchu is one travel experience that everyone in the world deserves to enjoy at least once! Valencia Travel Cusco offers a range of life-changing experiences to this archaeological world wonder, which includes hiking through lush, emerald jungles, sky-blue lagoons, and the kinds of inspirational views one can only expect on a postcard or Instagram!
The Salkantay & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a 6-night, 7-day trek that will give you the experience you deserve, where by the end of the trip, you will have made memories and moments that simply cannot be bought, plus a group of travel buddies you’ll stay friends with for life!