Machu Picchu Inca Trail

Paco de Campos / there is another form of access to Machu Picchu: a route on foot for a privileged few that don’t do the usual bus. They say those who know that the Inca Trail is even more interesting than the Citadel. To make it must be booked months in advance. List: facts about Machu Picchu. The majority of tourists arrive to Machu Picchu by bus, but there is another route to reach the Citadel: the Inca Trail, a route on foot that allows 200 privileged a day entering in the Andean world and know its fauna and its flora while the usual visit to the popular archaeological forces tourists to share the experience with several thousand peoplewalk to Machu Picchu becomes an intimate experience with the Andean tradition, and in which the path itself is almost more interesting than the final destination. In four days, and 42 kilometers, during which extends the Inca Trail, there is also an alternate route for two days, the tourist runs a Centennial cobblestone that arrives at 4,200 meters in height, while transits by imposing and solitary ruins that appear by surprise in the unexpected high jungle of Peru. For Fernando Astete, director of the Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail is a cultural route that allows the tourist to delve into the Andean world, making it a required experience for which it is necessary to book, even with several months in advance. Wasn’t always so, when via started to become popular among tourists, in the mid-1970s, the admission was free and make the way, a tough experience aimed at adventurers can survive solo to the cold nights and demanding height of the Peruvian Andes. However, cases of tourists who suffered heart attacks or were buried by landslides of rock, something that motivated the Peruvian Government to establish complete control over the route since 2001 were not rare.

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