Would we not all like to travel in luxury? I think the answer to this question is yes. Who would not like to stay in luxury hotels and travel on luxury trains? While in Peru, you will want to travel to Machu Picchu and if you are lucky, you will be able to Luxury Travel to Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu was discovered in 1911 by Yale professor Hiram Bingham while he was looking for another lost city. The city was covered in jungle and never discovered by the Spanish, so today is remains largely intact. Machu Picchu was divided into sections and today on a guided tour you will be able to see how the people lived. The most important parts for you to visit on your vacation in Peru Machu Picchu are:
The Intihuatana stone, this pillar on a square stone base remains a testament to the Incas’ skill as astronomers. The name translates to the ‘hitching post of the sun’. The corners point to the four cardinal points, and the stone still accurately indicates the positioning of the sun. If you happen to be watching at noon, notice the stone’s shadow disappear for just a moment, as designed by its creators.
The Royal Tomb, a cave-like building is thought to be where sacrificial or burial rituals were performed, and there have been more than 100 skeletons found here. Just to the left of the tomb lies a series of ceremonial baths fed by a sophisticated aqueduct system – another reminder of the impressive masonry skill of the Incas.
If you plan to travel to Machu Picchu and also plan in luxury than there are some things that you will need to know. There are several way to gets to site. The first and not for everyone is to hike to Machu Picchu. There are several companies that offer luxury hikes where you dine and camp in comfort, some even offer lodges along the way, but the treks are still hard work but the rewards are worth the effort. After your trek, you will arrive at Machu Picchu and have your guided tour.
The other way to arrive is to take a luxury train to Machu Picchu; there are several trains to take from the budget friendly to the luxury. The most luxurious train on offer is the Hiram Bingham, which is one of the world´s great train journeys. The train is in the style of the 1920’s Pullman trains featuring wood paneling and plush leather seats. Dine on chef prepared lunch and enjoy cocktails in the observation car. Arrive in luxury and enjoy special treatment at Machu Picchu. Before returning to Cusco, you will be treated to an Afternoon Tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge.
Staying at Machu Picchu is the ultimate in luxury; the beautiful Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is located at the gates of Machu Picchu. The hotel is the only hotel at Machu Picchu and has some of the best views of the Sacred Valley you will experience. Sip cocktails from the terrace and enjoy five star cuisine for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the spa and get a relaxing massage after a long day of touring.
Located in the town of Aguas Calientes, not far from Machu Picchu are some other five star hotels that are also beautiful and a delight to stay. Try the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, set among lovely gardens, the hotel is a cabin style with a wonderful restaurant and a nice bar to spend an evening.
The other five star hotel that you can stay is the Sumaq. The Sumaq has recently been refurbished and features one of the best restaurants in the Machu Picchu area; enjoy locally grown produce and local wine from Peru and other areas of South America.
A private luxury tour is the way to go to experience the best of Machu Picchu. On your guided tour, you will learn about the history of the ruin from your professional tour guide. All these make your luxury travel Machu Picchu tour the best of experiences.
A few Machu Picchu facts before you travel to the ancient Inca Site:
- It is said that a German team saw Machu Picchu in the late 1800’s but did not stop at the site.
- There were almost no bodies found at the site, this gives light to the theory that the site was not occupied for very long.
- There were no treasures found at Machu Picchu, this also gives light to the theory that the site was abandoned.
- It is thought that the site had no water and this is why it was abandoned.
- There were ceramics found in Machu Picchu but these were taken by Hiram Bingham back to Yale University where they remain today.
A luxury tour to Machu Picchu is necessary for the luxury traveler alone, with their partner or in a group. Therefore, what are you waiting for book a luxury tour to Peru and Machu Picchu today.