Latin America hides the most beautiful secret prehispanic places in the world. Machu Picchu is one of these mysterious destinations that are a must see, at least once in a lifetime. Belonging to the Inca Empire, these ruins are hidden in the Andes Mountains, are are a top destination of Peru.
Be sure to explore the ruins with a guide, so you can learn everything about the history of the place and culture. Ask your guide about the Temples of the Sun and the Condor, as well as the Sun Gate and the Intihuatana rock.
For adventure lovers, the Huayna Picchu is the peak near the ruins, is available to hike and explore its magnificence. Its access is limited to 400 people per day, and the ticket includes a visit to the Moon Temple. This destination is not for the weak hikers, not for its difficulty but for the height it reaches.
For more cultural references, visit the new Museum Manuel Chávez Ballón at the base of Machu Picchu. Also, the Sacred Valley surrounds the ruins and it is home of small towns. In addition, Peru is internationally known for its delicious gourmet cuisine; be sure to visit one of its top restaurants to taste some of the prizewinning dishes they offer.
It is important to mention that this royal Inca state was named by UNESCO as a World Heritage State and it dates back to 1400 AD. Be sure to learn all of the special indications to respect the sacral identity of the place.