Cusco Tour 4 days or Machupicchu Sagrado Valley 4D with Climb Huayna Picchu Mountain (additional)with the Grand Tour of Cusco, Sacred Valley, MachuPicchu 4 days 3 nights.
Perched high on the slopes of the Andes, the ruins of Machu Picchu continue to reveal the mysteries of the Inca Empire. Although the archaeological site attracts dozens of visitors to Peru each year, here are 10 lesser-known secrets hidden beneath its layers of history.
When explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for another city, known as Vilcabamba. It was a hidden capital to which the Incas had escaped after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in 1532. It eventually became famous as the legendary Lost City of the Incas.
Bingham spent most of his life arguing that Machu Picchu and Vilcabamba were the same thing, a theory that was not proven wrong until after his death in 1956. (It is now believed that the real Vilcabamba was built in the jungle about 80 kilometers west of Machu Picchu). Recent research has cast doubt on whether Machu Picchu was ever forgotten. When Bingham arrived, three farming families were living on the site.
Did you know that there is an archaeological center known as “the other Machu Picchu” called Choquequirao, dare to discover it.
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