Peru is home to a large number of archaeological sites, of which Machu Picchu, an Inca site, is the most famous. There are a number of Inca sites other than Machu Picchu. In fact, there are a number of civilizations other than the Incas as well.
Machu Picchu is the most famous of the Inca sites in Peru. It is also an incredibly well preserved site, as the Spanish conquistadors never discovered the existence of the place, and that could not falsify it. Most of the other buildings were looted and destroyed by the Spaniards.
Machu Picchu is a massive site that spans a vast area. The site is best visited with a qualified guide with you. You will get the most out of the experience if you have a decent guide with you. There are a number of options available.
Machu Picchu is a site that has been placed among the New Wonders of the World. It is also recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The site dates back more than five centuries.
However, it had not been visited and discovered by the Western world for several centuries, until very recently. It was rediscovered in 1911 by an archaeologist from Yale. It was after this that the site slowly began to gain more and more notoriety.
The site is accessible by talking about the two-day Inca Trail or the Classic four-day Inca Trail. Both are extremely rewarding experiences and deserve to be considered. It is also possible to take the train to the nearby town, Machu Picchu Pueblo, also called Aguas Calientes.