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Tourist Attractions to Enjoy During Your Machu Picchu Tour

Machu Picchu Tours

Machu Picchu is a mesmerizing place that offers numerous things for an individual to explore. Different places and activities will allow a person to gain different insights about the place and its culture. There is so much to discover that people often opt to visit this place a few times to complete the sightseeing. To ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the best tourist attractions during Machu Picchu Tours, a list is provided below.


The list mentioned here is the essential tourist attractions that no individual should miss. It will consist of details of places such as Inca Drawbridge, Central Plaza, Inti Punku, and more. So, let’s take a look at all the tourist destinations that you must visit!

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Tourist attractions of Machu Picchu Tours


There are several things to check out here. However, some of the tourist attractions that people will always enjoy include:
• Inti Punku
• Central Plaza
• Funerary Rock’s Caretaker’s Hut
• Royal Tomb
• High Priest’s House
• Principal Temple


Let’s have a look at these in detail!


i. Inti Punku


When opting to go through the Inca trail in Machu Picchu, you will come across Inti Punku (The Sun Gate). Numerous visitors prefer to hike in this area so that they can visit this place. There is a belief that entering Machu Picchu through this gate is an approach that the Inca Society’s Elites used.
Apart from it, the site is popular among hikers due to its view from there. It is something that no nature lover will want to miss. Hence, the list starts with this astonishing place that no tourist should miss.


ii. Central Plaza


This place crucially diversifies Machu Picchu’s residential, industrial, and ceremonial areas. When one passes through Central Plaza, he/she can enjoy the scenic beauty that stone structures without roofs provide along with green and steep terraces.
Apart from such natural beauty, you will enjoy animals like llamas roaming and grazing throughout this area. Moreover, for people looking to enjoy a stunning Huayna Picchu view, then this is an ideal spot according to people. This is one of the places which showcases the true natural beauty of the entire Machu Picchu.

iii. Funerary Rock’s caretaker’s Hut


Another place that doesn’t sound like much but is a great tourist attraction is Funerary Rock’s Carpenter’s Hut. This is one of the most picturesque places in the entire Machu Picchu. Also, the hut is one of the buildings that is restored here.
Most believe that Inca nobilities were mummified behind the hut where a carved rock is present. People visit here due to its dramatic view that will astonish you in ways that you can’t explain. What makes the view better is llamas and alpacas grazing along certain terraces.


iv. Royal Tomb


This is almost a hidden spot. To find it an individual requires going below The Sun Temple, situated in Machu Picchu’s central area. Inca masons carved this rock cave; however, its usage is still debated among experts. The primary feature showcases its large altar along with its stone staircases.
Also, one can enjoy ceremonial niches, carved walls, Inca cross carving on walls, etc. With so much to appreciate and explore, one mustn’t miss this mysterious place.

v. High Priest’s House


Though this has become a must-see place when in Machu Picchu, not many people can say much about the High Priest’s House. The building present is standing adequately with all walls and is directly opposite of Principal Temple along with Three Windows’ Temple in Sacred Plaza. Experts and locales believe that these structures are a few of the ultimate Inca structures that you will come across.
Also, the scenic beauty of this place is equally beautiful as any other in Machu Picchu. Hence, this is also a tourist attraction that one must visit.

vi. Principal Temple


Last but not least is Principal Temple. The construction’s perfection is why it is named Principal Temple. It is an exceptional example of the masonry work’s sophistication and ability of the Incas.
It is positioned in Sacred Plaza in Machu Picchu. This beautiful building comes with three-sided colossal walls, created from stone. People believe that this building was used for numerous ceremonial offerings. This is the location that an individual must visit if he/she wants to explore the finest masonry of this culture.


Salkantay Trail


Apart from these tourist attractions, you should also visit the Salkantay trail when in Machu Picchu. Here, you can opt to enjoy the Salkantay Trek; it is one of the most popular routes for experiencing natural aesthetic beauty and more. This trek is one of the activities that a tourist mustn’t miss when visiting Machu Picchu.
These are the tourist attraction as well as the trek is an activity that is a must for all; especially if you are visiting for the first time. So, make your plan and take a trip to Machu Picchu today!

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