Are you looking for your next vacation spot? Having a hard time deciding which tourist destination to hit next? Well, don’t worry, we have made the decision easy for you. Machu Picchu is a top tourist attraction of Peru and plenty of tourists make their way up to the ruins of Lost City of the Incas. Everyone has seen these mysterious ruins in the pictures, mostly surrounded by clouds.
Unfortunately, not many people know about the treasures and unmissable sights it has to offer. If you are wondering what you can do there, you should know there are plenty of things to do. We have listed the top things you can do to enjoy your trip.
Watching sunrise is undeniably one of the most mesmerizing and enthralling sights. You have to keep in mind, you can catch the sunrise only if you take the first bus. A huge plus point for reaching early is that you can see the ruins without the crowd and take some memorable pictures.
Visit Temple of The Sun
One of the most popular building in Machu Picchu is the Torreon. This is temple is believed to be used for astronomical observations by the Incas. It is the perfect example of Inca masonry.
No trip to Machu Picchu is complete without the hike. Sure, you can take the bus to Machu Picchu, but where the fun in it is. For energetic and athletic people, hiking up to the Machu Picchu is the best way to beat the crowd and have fun on the way. Though the route is direct, it can take one to three hours; depending on how fast you can go.
If you are planning to hike up to these ancient ruins, you need to prepare for it before. Try hiking in your city or country to develop the stamina and how the right tips and tricks of hiking.
Climbing The Stairs of Sun Gate
Without a doubt, Sun Gate is the most beautiful and crucial spots of Machu Picchu. If you are using the Inca Trail, you can get the first glimpse of Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate. After a four days trek, the sight of the Lost City of the Inca from there will take your breath away. Trust me, all the hard work is worth it.
On the other hand, if you are visiting the ruins from Aguas Calientes, you can climb the Sun Gate and enjoy the spectacular view of the ruins down. It will take nearly one hour to reach Intipunku.
Therefore, Machu Picchu is an amazing and fascinating place to visit. You will have so much to see and do that you will not spend even a moment in boredom. So, book your tickets and get ready for taking the perfect selfie with ruins of Machu Picchu in the backdrop.