Missoula, MT– The award-winning travel company Adventure Life has announced an exclusive tour to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hiram Bingham’s rediscovery of Machu Picchu. This 8-day itinerary departing on June 20th, 2011 explores Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley with arguably the top guide in the Peruvian travel industry, Marcos Palamino. This Machu Picchu tour is designed with an extra emphasis on history, culture, architecture and traditions of Machu Picchu and the Inca. For more information on this trip or to read Adventure Life reviews, visit http://www.adventure-life.com.
“The citadel of Machu Picchu still stands as one of the most impressive examples of Inca architecture,” said Adventure Life Operations Director Jonathan Brunger. “It continually shows up on travelers’ best-of and bucket-lists. This literally once in a lifetime trip is a must for travelers interested in celebrating the 100th anniversary and the rich history of what has been named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.”
In late July 1911, with the combined help of local legend and local Peruvians guides, Yale lecturer, Hiram Bingham first laid eyes on Machu Picchu. Soon after his “discovery”, he introduced the site to the rest of the world. This tour will follow Bingham’s footsteps, starting in Cusco with local guide, Marcos Palomino and exploring nearby ruins and historical sites, such as Koricancha (the Temple of the Sun). Travelers will visit Chinchero, a village known for its rich weaver heritage, handicraft market, and white-washed colonial church. Later, they will experience a special ceremony with a local shaman.
Travelers will take the Vistadome train in Ollantaytambo on a scenic trip towards Machu Picchu, spending the day exploring the citadel, learning about the architecture of this mountaintop marvel, and imagining what Machu Picchu was like during the time of the Incas. Later there will be an opportunity to climb the sacred peak of Huayna Picchu, or take a walk through the lush cloudforest to the Temple of the Moon with an expert guide from Adventure Life. Review more information about the company on its Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/adventurelife.