Live Virtual Tour: Machu Picchu, Peru with Michael Lazo Gamarra

Live Virtual Tour: Machu Picchu, Peru with Michael Lazo Gamarra


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Join a local Peruvian expert, live from the mountains of the Andes. For those that hike the Inca trail, after 4 days (3 nights) of hiking, the sight of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate is an emotional, once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is that same view that this virtual Conversation will start with – looking down the famous UNESCO World Heritage site in its majestic mountainous setting – not through slides but brought to you live, from an expert with a camera overlooking this magnificent vista. Spoiler alert: llamas may well be spotted in their natural habitat, although we cannot guarantee this.

The purpose of Machu Picchu continues to capture the imagination of many today, it is considered an authentic archaeological enigma. Why did the Incas choose this site, hidden away in this rugged, and difficult-to-reach location? Why did it take until 1911 to be re-discovered? How did the discovery happen? And why was it named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World? Together we will explore what we know, the mysteries that still exist, and the site in all its natural (and virtual) splendor.

Led by a professional guide with over 20 years of experience and a degree in both tourism and archaeology, Michael Lazo Gamarra, this live virtual tour will visit some of the most important areas of the citadel and its hidden Inca treasures. As we walk down in the footsteps of the Incas, we will visit for example the Temple of the Sun, Sacred Rock, Sundial, and the temple of the Condor to gain a deeper understanding of the ancient Inca civilization’s ingenuity, architecture, astronomy as well as culture, symbolism, and philosophy.

This virtual tour is part of a Peru series by Michael Lazo Gamarra. Each virtual tour can be joined independently and in any order.

Born and raised in Cuzco, Peru, Michael Lazo Gamarra has been working in tourism since 2003 and has been a professional hiker since 2007. As an officially licensed Tour Guide for Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, he has hiked the Inca Trail more than 500 times and leads private and group tours in Peru and across South America. He received his degrees in Tourism and Archaeology from the Universidad Andina del Cusco in 2001. Extremely passionate about his culture and his country’s history, he is fascinated by the Inca philosophy and enjoys traveling, hiking, and meeting people from different backgrounds. He loves questions, especially difficult ones, so come prepared.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
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Cynthia Futter (Santa Monica, US)
Very interesting.

I enjoyed this tour with Michael. I had been to Machu Picchu several times, and I learned things, particularly historical information about the discovery of Machu Picchu, that I have never heard. I was very happy with the tour.

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Judith Edmund (Wiesbaden, DE)
Great Tour

I had seen lots of pictures of Macchu Picchu, but this tour showed a lot more details that were very interesting. Michael was very knowledgeable about the site.

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Margaret (Colts Neck, US)
Magical

I took this tour just in case I don’t see it for myself. Michael gave a very intense history of the site explaining why the site was chosen and the different materials used for their healing properties. He pointed out examples to reinforce his observations. It was an intense, thorough history of the site.

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Gary Bennett (Mystic, US)
Fantastic

Michael did a great job of giving the history and tour of Machu Picchu. I have wanted to go for many years but because of my health and age have been advised not to go. Michael made it feel like I was there!

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Eileen Abate (Rhinebeck, US)
Live Virtual Tour: Machu Picchu

Very enjoyable. Nice to see it again. Will definitely sign up for the Cucso Tour.

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
86%
(32)
8%
(3)
3%
(1)
0%
(0)
3%
(1)
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Cynthia Futter (Santa Monica, US)
Very interesting.

I enjoyed this tour with Michael. I had been to Machu Picchu several times, and I learned things, particularly historical information about the discovery of Machu Picchu, that I have never heard. I was very happy with the tour.

J
Judith Edmund (Wiesbaden, DE)
Great Tour

I had seen lots of pictures of Macchu Picchu, but this tour showed a lot more details that were very interesting. Michael was very knowledgeable about the site.

M
Margaret (Colts Neck, US)
Magical

I took this tour just in case I don’t see it for myself. Michael gave a very intense history of the site explaining why the site was chosen and the different materials used for their healing properties. He pointed out examples to reinforce his observations. It was an intense, thorough history of the site.

G
Gary Bennett (Mystic, US)
Fantastic

Michael did a great job of giving the history and tour of Machu Picchu. I have wanted to go for many years but because of my health and age have been advised not to go. Michael made it feel like I was there!

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Eileen Abate (Rhinebeck, US)
Live Virtual Tour: Machu Picchu

Very enjoyable. Nice to see it again. Will definitely sign up for the Cucso Tour.