The distinctive green peaks of Machu Picchu may be the most identifiable landscape in the world and have become the iconic image of South America.
The” Lost Civilization of the Incas.” Evocative! Mysterious! Magnificent!
I’ve wanted to see it ever since my parents visited (without my sister and me) in the 1960’s.
Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an royal summer estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas” it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911. -Wikipedia
This is one of the places where words don’t do it justice; you have to experience it for yourself!
A visit to Machu Picchu doesn’t just happen.
Next time, Meet You in the Morning with The Ins & Outs of our Machu Picchu visit.