The Golden Triangle - From Rodeo Drive, United States
Machu Picchu is located in the mountains of Peru. It is the most iconic and one of the most visited archaeological sites in South America. It is believed to be the spiritual center of the Inca Empire and was constructed around 1450AD. Machu Picchu is also known as the "Lost City of the Incas", and has been declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The summit of Machu Picchu offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, including the Urubamba River, Huayna Picchu, the Urubamba Valley, and the Andes Mountains. Visitors to the majestic citadel have the opportunity to learn about its history and culture by exploring its numerous terraces, plazas, temples, and residences. The site can be reached by taking a train from Cusco and a final climb. There are plenty of hiking and other opportunities to explore the ruins, making it a great destination for both adventure-seekers and history buffs.