Instagrams of the Week: Views from Machu Picchu

May 13, 2016 Mark Bonington

Simply put, Machu Picchu is one of those places that every single traveller should experience at least once in their lives. Perched on a ridge high above the Sacred Valley and protected from the invading Spaniards, it survives to this day as the best-preserved relic of Inca civilization.

Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. Check out five very different perspectives on the spiritual home of the Incas with these traveller regrams.

Traveller @mrs_clutterbuck captures the view from the Sungate as dawn breaks over the mountains. The first thing most travellers see when they come across the site, the spot offers a pair of unforgettable views: Machu Picchu itself in front, and the Inca Trail tumbling down the mountains behind you.

Traveller @ant_keogh captures a unique perspective of the site with this dramatic panorama, encompassing the citadel of Machu Picchu and the Urubamba River Valley below.

Traveller @trishieens catches her breath with a llama on the citadel’s terraces. During the time of the Inca Empire, farmers used terracing to increase surface area and grow crops on the steep slopes of the Andes.

Machu Picchu takes on an eerie turn as @myislandrhodes captures the morning mist through a window in the ruins.

A classic view of Machu Picchu, taken by @hollie_bh after a 4-day hike along the Inca Trail. The architecture is well adapted to the terrain of the mountains, encompassing 200 buildings around a central square.

Heading out on the road with G Adventures? Use #gadv so we can follow along. Who knows? We might even give you a regram!

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