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6 Tips and Tricks for Hiking the Inca Trail

Dream of hiking the Inca Trail, walking through the sun gate to Machu Picchu? Here are a few tips and tricks to help your Inca Trail trip become the trip of a lifetime! 

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Machu Picchu Tours: Go it alone or choose a guided option?

Not sure if you want to go it alone or travel with a guided tours group? Here are some options and considerations to think about..

You can visit Machu Picchu as part of a guided tour or independently, and as far as getting there, you have plenty of choices. For the intrepid traveller who has a bit more time and is comfortable using some local lingo, it’s possible to arrange transport and a day permit to Machu Picchu – but be prepared for some classic Latin American cues! If you’d like to take the hassle out and have all the logistics sorted, you can opt for a a guided tour of Peru including Cuzco and Machu Picchu.

#machupicchutours   #tours   #travel   #machupicchu   #peru   #southamerica   #incatrail  

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Machu Picchu Tours: Go it alone or choose a guided option?

Not sure if you want to go it alone or travel with a guided tours group? Here are some options and considerations to think about..

You can visit Machu Picchu as part of a guided tour or independently, and as far as getting there, you have plenty of choices. For the intrepid traveller who has a bit more time and is comfortable using some local lingo, it’s possible to arrange transport and a day permit to Machu Picchu – but be prepared for some classic Latin American cues! If you’d like to take the hassle out and have all the logistics sorted, you can opt for a a guided tour of Peru including Cuzco and Machu Picchu.

#machupicchutours   #tours   #travel   #machupicchu   #peru   #southamerica   #incatrail  

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Machu Picchu Tours: Go it alone or choose a guided option?

Not sure if you want to go it alone or travel with a guided tours group? Here are some options and considerations to think about..

You can visit Machu Picchu as part of a guided tour or independently, and as far as getting there, you have plenty of choices. For the intrepid traveller who has a bit more time and is comfortable using some local lingo, it’s possible to arrange transport and a day permit to Machu Picchu – but be prepared for some classic Latin American cues! If you’d like to take the hassle out and have all the logistics sorted, you can opt for a a guided tour of Peru including Cuzco and Machu Picchu.

#machupicchutours   #tours   #travel   #machupicchu   #peru   #southamerica   #incatrail  

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So very true

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The Temple of the Condor in Machu Picchu

Temple of the Condor has to be one of the highlights (although you will find it difficult to choose one) of your exploration of these Inca ruins. It is an exquisite example of Inca stonemasonry. The Inca took a natural rock formation shaped by the elements millions of years ago, and skilfully shaped it into the outspread wings of a condor in flight. The Condor represented spirit and higher levels of consciousness, so the Inca considered the Condor to be of elevated importance in the animal, and spirit kingdom.

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The Temple of the Condor in Machu Picchu 

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Temple of the Condor has to be one of the highlights (although you will find it difficult to choose one) of your exploration of these Inca ruins. It is an exquisite example of Inca stonemasonry. The Inca took a natural rock formation shaped by the elements millions of years ago, and skilfully shaped it into the outspread wings of a condor in flight. The Condor represented spirit and higher levels of consciousness, so the Inca considered the Condor to be of elevated importance in the animal, and spirit kingdom.

#machupicchu   #incatrail   #thingstosee   #peru     #Travel      #southamerica   #inca   #temple   #templeofthecondor  

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*The Intiwatana: Hitching Post Of The Sun, Machu Picchu Peru"

Situated at Machu Picchu, the Intiwatana is referred to by Inca and modern people as the "hitching post of the sun". It is a carved rock pillar with construction planned to orient towards the four cardinal points. As accomplished astronomers the Inca used the angles of the pillar to accurately predict the solstices. The sun was an integral part of the Inca way of life and greatly influenced agriculture which supported the life of the whole community. The Inca considered the Sun the supreme natural god and during the winter solstice on June 21, it is said that the high priest would rope a golden disc to the #Intiwatana, to symbolically catch the sun, returning it back to earth, thus ensuring another bountiful season of crops.

Sadly the Intiwatana is the only structure of its kind left standing by the Spanish conquerors, who went on a aggressive campaign to wipe out all structural references to Inca religion. Many visitors report that Machu Picchu feels like one of Earth's magnetic focal points, it emanates a mystical quality and carries an inherent spiritual or metaphysical power.

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#machupicchu   #incatrail   #thingstosee   #peru   #travel   #southamerica   #inca  

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*The Intiwatana: Hitching Post Of The Sun, Machu Picchu Peru"

Situated at Machu Picchu, the Intiwatana is referred to by Inca and modern people as the "hitching post of the sun". It is a carved rock pillar with construction planned to orient towards the four cardinal points. As accomplished astronomers the Inca used the angles of the pillar to accurately predict the solstices. The sun was an integral part of the Inca way of life and greatly influenced agriculture which supported the life of the whole community. The Inca considered the Sun the supreme natural god and during the winter solstice on June 21, it is said that the high priest would rope a golden disc to the #Intiwatana, to symbolically catch the sun, returning it back to earth, thus ensuring another bountiful season of crops.

Sadly the Intiwatana is the only structure of its kind left standing by the Spanish conquerors, who went on a aggressive campaign to wipe out all structural references to Inca religion. Many visitors report that Machu Picchu feels like one of Earth's magnetic focal points, it emanates a mystical quality and carries an inherent spiritual or metaphysical power.

Follow us on +Machu Picchu Inca Trail 

#machupicchu   #incatrail   #thingstosee   #peru   #travel   #southamerica   #inca  

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CHRIS ACROSS SOUTH AMERICA: FreeRunning through every country in South America like this? for more follow  +Machu Picchu Inca Trail 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RjNdq4a1CQ
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