Although Machu Picchu can be reached by train or trekking on alternative trails from Aguas Calientes, there is nothing that quite compares to the authentic Inca Trail (Camino Inka). Celebrated as Peru´s most famous hiking trail and one of the world´s most iconic trekking experiences. This trek exposes you to an impressive combination of sub-tropical Andean mountain environments, including cloud forests, alpine tundra and jungle, and an spectacular array of ancient, Incan archaeological sites!
The Machu Picchu archaeological complex is located in the department of Cusco, in the Urubamba province and district of Machu Picchu. It is perched on the eastern slopes of the Vilcanota mountain range, a chain of mountains condensed by the Apurimac and Urubamba Rivers (great white water rafting!)
Ask any friend or family member if they have ever visited Machu Picchu and they will tell you how magical it is.
Built on top of a mountain, it is certainly difficult to imagine that such civil engineers existed in ancient times. The mystery surrounding the sight also gives birth to a number of misconceptions among tourists.
We asked our guides to discuss some of the most common myths they get to hear from tourists, and this blog is dedicated to helping you clear them out! Read on:
With the diverse variety of options, choosing a specific destination for your Peru vacations can be challenging.
From the various sights to the rich history of Lima, to the magical coastlines of Ballestas Islands and the ever so mysterious Nazca lines, Peru offers it all.
This obviously makes it hard to fit all the things you want to within your time here.
We shed light on some general tips you can use to turn your Peru vacation into an unforgettable experience: Continue reading →
Machu Picchu is located more than 7,000 feet above sea level and still remains to be one of the most sought after tourists destinations in Peru.
Machu Picchu was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983 and was also considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
As the leading company offering Machu Picchu tours, we highlight some of the most interesting and lesser-known facts about Machu Picchu: Continue reading →
Peru seems to be blessed with the best of everything when it comes to beauty, wonders, traditions and enigmas. Quite honestly, it is difficult to decide which one mystifies and baffles us the most. Whether it is the ruins of the Moray that we’d like to de-mystify or the secrets of the sacred valley that we’d love to unveil, nothing trumps the flabbergasting colors of the Vinicunca Mountains, whose rainbow colors are enough to shock even the most non-shakable people we know. Continue reading →
If you are one of those tourist enthusiasts who believe you have seen all that Peru had to offer in the way of trekking, then believe us when we say that you have just gotten started. This country which has an array of hilltops, valleys and ruins has a lot to offer in every single corner. Peru Trekking is a unique experience in itself and if you know the right places to go to, this experience will turn into something magical.
So, what do you say? Are you ready to explore all the bright corners of Peruvian Treks that Incas’ road builders left all over the Andreas? If you are, then let us guide you: Continue reading →
If you are reading this blog, then chances are that you have already booked the Inca trail tour package With Sun Gate Tours and are now all pumped up for your trip. While the excitement and adrenaline are all very understandable, do not let this anticipation cloud your ability to think rationally.
It is important that you prepare right and pack the right things for your trip. Carrying a light is the key to successful trekking; however, there are other essentials that are necessary to pack as well. The bottom line is that every item in your bag matters; so, make it count!
For all the first time trekkers looking forward to their Inca Tour Holidays, we have prepared a packing list and tips just for you. Here it goes: Continue reading →
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