Entdecke Machu Picchu
Erleben Sie das alte Inkareich
The historical and cultural jewel of Peru, Machu Picchu, leaves an indelible impression on all those who visit it. Visit it in the early morning mist to fully enjoy the mysterious atmosphere of the Inca city. Machu Picchu has a great number of sites to visit. These include the royal temples and palaces, the cultivation terraces, the sun clock, the funerary rock and the gatehouse, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city. The Sun Gate also offers a magnificent view of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. The Wayna Picchu is located at the back of the city. Climbing this mountain is an adventurous and unforgettable experience. On the way down from the Inca city, you will pass through the town of Aguas Calientes. You can enjoy a well-deserved rest by bathing in its hot springs.
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In the Peruvian Andes, the dry season begins in May and ends in September. This is the ideal time to visit Machu Picchu. You can enjoy walking around the site and getting a good look at the landscape. You should know that this is also the most touristic period. From June to August, the nights are very cold, especially at higher altitudes. March, April, October and November are warm and showers are more frequent. From December to March, the climate is hot and very humid during the day, this is the rainy season. It is very cold at night. In order to prepare for your trip, you should know that short showers can occur during the day throughout the year. The weather is very changeable in this mountainous region.
Peruvian cuisine is renowned for being very varied and for being one of the best in the world. During your stay in Machu Picchu, you will have the opportunity to taste a wide variety of ancient dishes whose recipes were developed by the Incas. Prepared in large clay pots, adobo is a mixture of pork, garlic, onions, spices and chicha de jora, a fermented drink made of corn, spices and sugar. Guinea pig is a classic in Andean cuisine. It can be cooked in many different ways, but it is often grilled or stewed. Because of the climatic conditions, soups are very popular in the Andes. They are very complete and often contain chuño, a sun-dried potato. Its appearance is not very appealing, but when it is well prepared, it is a vertical delight.
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