Rumors of a hidden Inca city had been circulating Europe for centuries. At last, in 1911 Hiram Bingham exposed the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu to the waiting world. 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of this marvelous discovery.
The Lost City of the Incas resides on a mountain ridge 2,000 feet above the Urubamba River in Peru. It is believed to have been built by Pachacútec, the ruler of the kingdom of Cusco, in the 1400’s. Hidden above the clouds, the stone village was a self contained Inca settlement stretching across five square miles of Peruvian mountain range. Known for its stellar skyline, Machu Picchu once served as an astronomical observatory to the Inca people.
After the Inca’s clash with the Spanish Conquistadors, Machu Picchu fell out of public knowledge for centuries. The 100th year anniversary of its rediscovery marks a celebration of Inca culture, history, and astounding achievement.
If you want to be a part of Machu Picchu’s 100th anniversary, join us this year on one of our many Peruvian excursions. Discovery awaits.