Has it been a lifelong dream to visit the breathtaking Machu Picchu with your children? Of course, there is nothing quite like visiting this Incan citadel, which is set more than 7,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains in Peru, in person. But if you haven’t been able to get there just yet, without doubt the next best thing is this virtual tour with Google Arts & Culture. Now you have the chance to travel through some of the world’s most spectacular and remote regions without leaving your house!
There is a reason why Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist destination in Peru and South America’s most famous ruins. Built in the 15th century, it remains a symbol of the Incan Empire and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 as well as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Hike along the Inca trail to Machu Picchu with this awesome virtual tour. Beginning at the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River and finishing at the ruins of Machu Picchu, this is one of the world’s most famous hiking trails. Explore panoramic views of the high-altitude mountain ranges of the Andes and dense subtropical forest in 360˚ via Google Street View. And the best bit?! You can complete the 45km trail without even experiencing a bit of altitude sickness! Are you ready for the Machu Picchu hike?
When you visit the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu you can explore its temples, terraces and plazas. Highlights include the Temple of the Three Windows, the Temple of the Sun, the Astronomical Observatory and the Sacred Rock.
Discover some amazing Machu Picchu facts along the way. Mini explorers can explore more Inca artefacts at the Museo Machu Picchu - Casa Concha. It holds the largest collection of Machu Picchu artifacts in the world!
Taking a virtual tour is the ideal way to explore new places, so if you want to check out more national parks, why not visit Yosemite next? Or take a trip to the Grand Canyon National Park, located in north-west Arizona and take an online tour from the comfort of your own home.
What you’ll need
- A passion for travelling and a love of the natural world.
- Make sure you have a good WiFi connection for the best user experience.
What you’ll do
- Visit this site anytime through Google Arts & Culture.
- Online Machu Picchu tours are a brilliant way to visit the site virtually from the comfort of your own sofa. Explore the temples, terraces and plazas of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, and hike along the Inca trail - without needing to catch your breath!