Machu Picchu comes from the composition of two Quechua words which means “Old Peak”, the city was built in the higher part of the mountain which had the same name and it’s surrounded by other mountains that are still considered sacred and by the Sacred driver Vilcanota.
The original name of the city was lost with the time and in 1911 took the name of the mountain located there, the construction is a wonder of the Incas architecture and engineer, this is attributed to the 9th King of the Tawantinsuyo confederation who ordered the construction of the city to celebrate and honored the nature with multiple temples and ad adoratories with water channels and terraces for agriculture.
The strategic location and hermeticism of the local people to protect the information and location of the Inca city of Machu Picchu allowed to the city be hidden from the Spanish eyes and even now the people have access just to the 75%.
The unique characteristics of the Inca city of Machu Picchu converted it in one of the most popular destinations in the world, it’s title as one of the new 7 wonders of the world, increased the tours Machu Picchu, that is why Kaypi Peru Tours organize different Machu Picchu Tour Packages to get the Historical Sanctuary.
This tours are multiple according to the preferences of our travelers, adventurous like the Inca Jungle which is a mix of biking, rafting, and trekking, or the famous Inca Trail which can take you directly to Machu Picchu after 4 days hiking, or the Salkantay Trekking if you are lover of the extreme paths, the easiest way to go is still taking the train from Poroy or Ollantaytambo train station.