Pictures of Machu Picchu, the Lost Incan City in Peru

Sun Gate at Machu Picchu, Peru

Pictures of Machu Picchu, the Lost Incan Capital in Peru

It’s easy to see why Machu Picchu was chosen to be a New Seven Wonder of the World. Like the humbling Temples of Angkor Complex in Cambodia, Machu Picchu is an architectural marvel created by one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations. Abandoned and lost for hundreds of years, the resilient stone city rises above Amazon Rainforest, proudly resting on a flat mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley.

Below is a collection of some of our favourite pictures of Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Inca Trail hikers approaching the city of stone terraces

Machu Picchu, Peru

Man-made architectural marvel

Machu Picchu, Peru

The city rests on the spine of a mountain, with steep cliff drops on both sides

Machu Picchu, Peru

Morning peacefulness before the tour bus crowds arrive

Machu Picchu, Peru

It’s safe to say that enemies won’t be attacking from behind

Machu Picchu, Peru

After the gruelling 4-day Inca Trail hike, the treasure at the end was definitely worth the pain!

Machu Picchu, Peru

Llamas grazing in the lush grounds inside the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Exploring Machu Picchu’s awe-inspiring detail

Machu Picchu, Peru
Thick rainforest clouds create an unparalleled sense of mystic and serenity

Machu Picchu, Peru

Stone window with a view

Llamas in Machu Picchu, Peru

Llamas enjoying the hot morning sun

Cameron in Machu Picchu, Peru

Dream fulfilled – happy Cam!

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The stone architecture is remarkably resilient, intact after hundreds of years of neglect

Machu Picchu, Peru

Views of the sophisticated stone terrace system

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Hauntingly beautiful in the quiet early hours

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It’s easy to envision what the powerful city looked like at its peak

Machu Picchu, Peru

This is one of my favourite shots

Machu Picchu, Peru

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu exceeded our high expectations.
It was a life experience that we will cherish forever!

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was one of the greatest accomplishments we’ve experienced together as a married couple. As the most popular attraction in Peru, and perhaps the world, the treasure at the end of the challenging trail rewards you with brilliant images and mystical landscapes that leave you pinching yourself in disbelief. 

I’m trying not over sell it, but it really is THAT good!

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Have you visited the Incan lost city of Machu Picchu? Did it meet your expectations?
Share your experience in the comments section below

 

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About Traveling Canucks

Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.