Today we departed our hotel at 530am to enjoy one of the most incredible sights on earth, the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. We hiked the steep stone-paved trail to the Sun Gate to meet our other companions who hiked the Inca Trail.It was such an emotional and excitting moment. Some of the group also took the opportunity to stroll to the Inca Bridge a secret entrance used by the Inca’s. It is such an auspicious time to visit Machu Picchu on the day of the winter Solsus. The stone citadel of Machu PIcchu is an impressive ecological and geographical setting, which creates a great visual impact on all those who have been able to personally experience its beauty in harmony with the natural landscape. The biodiversity that gives the place splendor and variety is the same as that seen by the Inca in their visits to the citadel. When you enter this Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, it is what transforms this inter-Andean valley’s landscape into a huge canyon adorned by dense cloud forest seemingly impossible to penetrate through the vertical mountains. This rich biodiversity is made up of a species that live in nine life zones, species which are found in almost all the climates among which stand out the Anean Condor, Puma, spectacled bear, river otter, wildcat and American kestrels. It is difficult to describe in detail this magical place and the effect it has on those who visit this impressive Inca architecture.
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