MACHU PICCHU

New world wonder!!!

01.10.2007.

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Hotel

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, at 8,200 feet above sea level, is the only hotel located within the very sanctuary of the Machu Picchu Inca citadel.
The Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is located right on the top of the mountain, a couple of seconds from the actual ruins themselves and thus enjoys a prime position within the sanctuary. A three and a half hour train journey from Cusco will take you to the colourful town of Aguas Calientes. There you will board a bus for the 30 minute drive up the mountain to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge and the ruins.
While visiting, you will enjoy unforgettable sunrises, enchanting nights and the remains of the ancient culture of this unique place, considered part of Peru's and the world's cultural heritage.

Reflecting the casual, intimate atmosphere of a home away from home, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge has 29 well appointed rooms and 2 suites, with some of the best views of the world: the ruins of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Mountain. The interior garden, apart from the beautiful panoramic view, has a variety of local flowers and orchids.

All rooms are equipped with:
  • Private telephone
  • Cable TV
  • Minibar
  • Frigobar
  • Safe-deposit box
The hotel also offers laundry and Room Service. The interior garden, apart from the beautiful panoramic view, has a variety of local flowers and orchids.

Dining
Enjoy our Peruvian and international dishes and experience the culinary diversity and tradition of centuries past at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge restaurants and bars.

Tinkuy Restaurant Buffet
, located in a preferential place of the Lodge, has a maximum capacity of 200, and offers a daily lunch buffet which is open to the general public.

Discount Room Rates

  DISCOUNT RATE
Single Room US$605
Double Room US$715
Single Deluxe with view US$775
Double Deluxe Room with view US$875
SINGLE WITH VIEW + TERRACE US$896
DOUBLE WITH VIEW + TERRACE US$1005
Suite US$1127
 
*Room Rates per room per night, breakfast included
Our rates do not include 19% taxes
NOTE: Peruvian law will exonerate all foreigners visiting Peru for periods of sixty days or less, of the 19% sales tax. This will be verified by means of presenting their passport when checking into the hotel.

Prices are in American Dollars and subject to change without previous notice.

30.09.2007.

Machu Picchu as new 7 wonder

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The New7Wonders of the World were announced tonight in a star-studded ceremony featuring a fanfare of musical performances and a parade of world dignitaries. All came together for one night to highlight the world's cultural gems and shared heritage.

The New7Wonders of the World, in random order, are: The Great Wall of China, Petra, Chichén Itzá , the Statue of Christ Redeemer, the Colosseum, Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal. More than 100 million votes were cast worldwide.

Actresses Hilary Swank and Bipasha Basu and actor Ben Kingsley hosted the ceremonies, which transformed the Benfica Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal and contrasted the more than 2,000-year-old Ancient Wonders, presented to the audience from a giant book, with the New7Wonders candidate finalists framed by a giant laptop computer.

Bernard Weber, who launched the New7Wonders Foundation to unite the world by honoring our common heritage, announced the organization's next project: The New7Wonders of Nature.

Among highlights of the evening were performances by Jennifer Lopez and Jose Carreras, as well as Dulce Pontes, Chaka Khan, Alessandro Safina and Joaquín Cortés. Special guests were Neil Armstrong, Bertrand Piccard, Frederico Mayor and Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal's homegrown football star.

Zurich / Switzerland, February 20, 2007— Continuing its worldwide call to action, the New 7 Wonders World Tour will visit Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes today as the 19th of the 21 finalists in the campaign to choose the New 7 Wonders of the World. The moving ceremony will feature several Inca pututus, a horn made out of a shell or animal horn, echoing through the ancient city and the surrounding mountain peaks. Local children dressed in bright, colorful traditional costumes will join New 7 Wonders Founder and President Bernard Weber as he hands the official certificate of candidacy to local and national officials.
 
On July 7, 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal, the winning monuments will be announced during the gala Official Declaration of the New 7 Wonders of the World, broadcast live across the planet. The event will highlight the rich cultures represented by the finalists.
 
The World Tour launched at the Acropolis on Sept. 5, 2006 in a tribute to the ancient Greek origin of the Wonders of the World concept. Since the campaign’s launch, more than 25 million votes have been cast—testimony to the powerful appeal of this first-ever global vote.
 
 
The ancient city of Machu Picchu is a symbol of community and dedication.
Bernard Weber notes that, “Machu Picchu is a testament to the incredible vision and engineering prowess of the Incas. Even though I expected to be impressed, when I saw the first terraces and houses sprawling majestically on the side of this incredibly high, steep mountain (and I thought we had steep mountains in Switzerland!), I was speechless. The whole New7Wonders team was moved by the sight. The well-preserved houses, courtyards and, of course, the only Intihuatana still standing, show how sophisticated the Inca society was, with their knowledge of astronomy, agriculture and engineering.”
24.09.2007.

History

Machu Picchu was constructed around 1450, at the height of the Inca empire, and was abandoned less than 100 years later, as the empire collapsed under Spanish conquest. Although the citadel is located only about 50 miles from Cusco the Inca capital, it was never found and destroyed by the Spanish, as were many other Inca sites. Over the centuries, the surrounding jungle grew to enshroud the site, and few knew of its existence. In 1911, Yale historian and explorer Hiram Bingham brought the "lost" city to the world’s attention. Bingham and others hypothesized that the citadel was the traditional birthplace of the Inca people or the spiritual center of the "virgins of the sun," while curators of a recent exhibit have speculated that Machu Picchu was a royal retreat.

It is thought that the site was chosen for its unique location and geological features. It is said that the silhouette of the mountain range behind Machu Picchu represents the face of the Inca looking upward towards the sky, with the largest peak, Huayna Picchu (meaning Young Peak), representing his pierced nose.

In 1913, the site received significant publicity after the National Geographic Society devoted their entire April issue to Machu Picchu.

On July 7, 2007, Machu Picchu was voted as one of New Open World Corporation's New Seven Wonders of the World.


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