If you’ve been learning Spanish and are looking to try it out in real-life, Latin America has an incredible variety of Spanish speaking destinations to choose from. From glistening Caribbean seas to breathtaking artifacts from antiquity, the diversity of Latin America offers some of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here are some of the best Spanish speaking countries to visit.
One of Peru’s most famous landmarks is Machu Picchu and the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge offers its guests a truly unique setting with its amazing location adjacent to the ancient Inca citadel. It’s a great choice for those who want to explore all that this amazing world heritage site has to offer. Enjoy the spectacular sunrises and mystical moonlight that fill this sacred area. With luxurious accommodations, majestic views of the mountains and jungle that surround, and amazing Peruvian cuisine, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is the perfect place to explore ancient history as well as relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City. [Read more…] about Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge :: Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu (also referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”) was built sometime around 1450 and is believed to have been originally created as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. It is Peru’s most visited tourist attraction and is located nearly eight thousand feet above sea level on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley, about fifty miles northwest of Cusco. In 1572, during the time of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu was abandoned and its inhabitants were most likely wiped out by smallpox. Although it was known of locally, it was unknown to the outside world until 1911 when American historian Hiram Bingham brought Machu Picchu to international attention. Since it was not plundered by the Spanish conquistadors, the site still contains a great deal of Incan cultural [Read more…] about Machu Picchu :: Peru