Get Inspired / South America / Peru Machu Picchu, Peru South America Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / South America / Peru Machu Picchu, Peru South America story by: Inspire South America No trip to Peru is complete without visiting the mysterious ‘Lost City of the Incas’, and for most this will be the highlight of any trip. Accessible from the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco, Machu Picchu is one of the most famed and spectacular creations of Inca architecture and makes for a beautiful if not amazing setting. Believed to have been built in the mid 15th century but not discovered until 1911, the construction of this city is tucked away high in the eastern slopes of the Andes. Rising to an altitude of 2430 metres above sea level between the Huayna Picchu (young peak) and Machu Picchu (old peak), the awe-inspiring ruins are situated in two seperate areas – the agriculture and the urban. The latter includes the civil sector with dwellings, and the sacred sector with temples, mausoleums, squares and royal houses. With it’s stunning location, Machu Picchu will definitely take your breath away. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist The best football stadiums in South America Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Eat your way around South America Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.