International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Machu Picchu

Location: Peru


Referred to as The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World. Machu Picchu (from the quechua machu pikchu meaning Old Mountain) is the current name for an Inca llaqta (ancient Andean town) built in the mid-XV century. At an altitude of 2490 meters above sea level or 8169 feet, Machu Picchu was built on the rocky area between Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains in the central Andes of southern Peru.

Machu Picchu is considered a masterpiece of architecture and engineering because of its magnificent terraces and landscaping. It has become one of the main tourist destinations in Peru and the world. Students will take a guided tour of the citadel in the morning and have the afternoon free to explore the energy and magic of Machu Picchu.

Available in the following sessions