Image of the week: A majestic discovery

Machu Picchu needs little introduction. Built by the Incans in the 15th century, this spiritual, ancient site on the eastern slope of the Andes has become an iconic destination for travellers across the world.

Thought to have been built as a ‘royal estate’ for emperor Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui in the 1400s, the site would have been inhabited by the emperor, his family and a small group of groundskeepers. It’s one of the most immaculately preserved Incan sites ever found.

Despite its fame, travelling to Machu Picchu will make you feel as though you’re discovering it for the first time. Experience it yourself on a journey to Peru with Peregrine.

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