Senior Travel to Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Travel

What a thrill ,seniors, to take in Machu Pichu and Lake Titcaca in one trip.  But while you are in Peru, why not?  You can embark on a tour to Old Peak, a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located 7,970 ft above sea level.  Machu Picchu was unknown to the Spanish invaders and was only rediscovered in 1911.

Over 100 million people voted on what the new 7 Wonders of the World should be.   Machu Picchu was voted into the elect group of 7.  Your visit to the majestic lost city of the Inca’s, Machu Picchu, will give you memories that will last a life time.

Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting.  It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.

Explore the town of Cusco, an architectural jewel, full of Inca and colonial history.  Spend two days in the hidden city of Machu Picchu, walking through its mysterious ruins and the surrounding cloud forests. Then travel to the world’s highest navigable lake.  At 12,500 feet above sea level, Lake Titicaca is one of the Andes’ most impressive natural wonders.

Undoubtedly you have heard of Machu Pichu but maybe not Lake Titicaca.  Lake Titicaca is located on the border between northern Bolivia and southern Peru. It is considered the highest commercially navigable body of water in the world. It’s big. It is the largest lake in South America covering an area of 8300 square kilometers. The area of the lake is divided roughly evenly between Peru and Bolivia. Lake Titicaca , the cradle of Incan civilization, and the origin of the Inca Empire is the largest lake on the South American continent.

You will more than likely travel to Cusco and from there go on to these to fabulous places. Machu Pichu should definitely be on your “bucket list”.  It is a totally awesome site in a totally awesome environment.  I leave you with Simon and Garfinkel to set the stage for your visit to this amazing part of the world.  jeb

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