Peru is one of the most interesting and mysterious countries in the world. Numerous monuments of the pre-European period – the cultures of Kilka, Lurche, Nazca, Mochica, Chavan, Chan-Chan, Chimu, Tiahuanco and, of course, Inca, combined with the amazing nature of this region will not leave indifferent any sophisticated traveler. The great Andes and the green hell of the Amazon valley, the sand dunes of the Pacific coast and the relict lake-sea of Titicaca, the mysterious Nazca petroglyphs and high-mountain deserts are all concentrated here and unique in its kind.
The main shrine of the Sacred Valley is undoubtedly the fortified city of Machu Picchu, which has long been turned into a business card of Peru. Machu Picchu (translated from Quechua means “old peak”) – the city of the ancient Inca empire, lurked on the top of a mountain range above the valley of the Urubamba River. It is believed that Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, awarded in 2007 the title of the New World Wonder. This is definitely one of the most tempting places that you should see in life. Machu Picchu has many honorary titles – it is often called “a city in the sky” or “a city among the clouds”, sometimes – “the lost city of the Incas”. All these names, each in its own way, reflect a real picture of the nature and history of this ancient city. Mysterious city, invisible from below and completely autonomous in the past, today is considered the most important tourist attraction of Peru.