Top 9 Machu Picchu Tours
Dating back to the 15th century, the incredibly scenic Machu Picchu has become one of the world’s most popular ruins to visit. Our customizable tours to the ancient citadel provide travelers with an in-depth view of the wonder and its surrounding regions. Here are our top 9 Machu Picchu Tours and other notable destinations to inspire a dream itinerary.
Two Ways to Visit Machu Picchu
As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is one of the most popular sites to visit on any trip to South America. People often ask us, how can I get the most out of my trip to Machu Picchu? There are a couple of ways to visit Machu Picchu depending on your travel style. For travelers preferring comfort or on a tight schedule, the numerous train options are the best way to get to Machu Picchu, from the simple but comfortable Expedition train to the luxury Hiram Bingham train. Enjoy views of the Sacred Valley along the way as you get ready for the wonder ahead.
For adventurers, trekking the renowned Inca Trail is a rewarding journey. On our Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Peru Tour, travelers will embark on the classic Inca Trail trek. This route leads explorers along trails surrounded by hidden gems that would be unseen if traveling by train. Quite exceptional is the entrance to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail, through the Sun Gate, the very door that the Incas used thousands of years ago.
Recommended Machu Picchu Tours
Blending cultures steeped in tradition, epic historical ruins, breathtaking landscapes, and tantalizing cuisine, our Essence of Peru Tour combines all the best of Peru. Accompanied by local guides, travelers are guaranteed an insiders’ look at the wonders that Peru has to offer, including Machu Picchu. Why not add a trek along the celebrated Inca trail? Or relax in comfort on one of the many trains on the way to the citadel. Learn about Machu Picchu’s background and, of course, take the time to explore the ruin by yourself, taking in every detail. Find your favorite spots, whether in an ancient structure or alongside an alpaca overlooking the stunning Andean mountain views. For a comprehensive tour of South America, consider our From Machu Picchu to Rio de Janeiro Tour. Explore the great wonders of not only Peru but exotic Brazil and Paraguay. Visit the cultural epicenter Lima, mystical Lake Titicaca, epic Iguazu Falls, quaint Asuncion and, of course, the beach paradise, Rio de Janeiro.
South America is an incredibly varied continent, with each region claiming its own unique cultures, significant sites, and natural beauty. Consider combining a tour of Machu Picchu with an Amazon Rainforest tour to experience the epic scope of this continent. From the highest peaks of the Andean mountain range, surrounded in history at Machu Picchu, venture into the biodiverse Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Along the shores of the Tambopata River, relax in an ecolodge surrounded by nature. Excursions are centered around the incredible flora and fauna of the rainforest, spotting various jungle species, like the macaw, caiman and even jaguars.
Custom Machu Picchu Vacations
Planning a vacation to Machu Picchu requires an understanding of the various train options as well as booking tickets for shuttle buses and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu for different times of day – we take care of all these details. Our Machu Picchu vacations include all this, but more too! Our custom-designed tours are completely customizable and include hotels, private excursions, transportation, and local guides. We can include everything that you need, whether you’re in search of a comfortable or luxurious trip to Machu Picchu.
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Things to Do in Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu trips are perfect for those who love to hike! There are plenty of trails that lead to beautiful, panoramic views of the area. Trek Huayna Picchu to reach the viewpoint and summit of Huayna Picchu Mountain. Or opt for the Machu Picchu Mountain hike, which offers panoramic views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding mountains. If interested in one of these hikes be sure to let us know as these require additional tickets that must be booked in advance. Guests can also hike to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) to see where the Incans entered Machu Picchu for the very first time. The challenging Inca Trail can also reach this point. Check out our Inca Trail packing list to see what you’ll need on this Peruvian adventure. All of the details and other alternative hikes included on our Machu Picchu vacation packages can be discussed in further detail with your expert Travel Consultant.
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