Machu Picchu is situated in Peru’s Cusco region in Urubamba Province and is located close to the Vilcanota River. A trip to Peru wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the world-famous historical site of Machu Picchu. Here you’ll be able to view the fortress ruins of an ancient village and explore buildings such as temples and terraced gardens. A visit to this unique UNESCO world heritage site is a fantastic experience. The ancient Inca village will be unforgettable, whether you choose to get there on foot or by train. A variety of different tours are available which give details of the history of the site. This article will look at some of the tour options available to Machu Picchu.
Trekking to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu was lost in the Andes jungle for hundreds of years and was unknown to most people. Its discovery has allowed thousands of people the opportunity to explore this ancient Inca site. We are still unaware of how or why Machu Picchu was built. Today visiting this ancient site is easy; several guided treks last anywhere from 2 to 10 days.
We offer trekking opportunities to the adventurous traveler. They have a variety of tours available, which will allow you to get off the beaten track. On their five day Salkantay trek to Macchu Picchu, you’ll be able to climb to 6271m in altitude to the peak of Mount Salkantay. The trek then continues through beautiful Andean plains where you’ll be able to view wildlife such as condors and Alpacas in their natural environment. Highlights of the trip include relaxing in natural hot springs, seeing wild orchards in bloom, and tasting traditional Peruvian coffee. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the ancient village of Macchu Picchu and can even watch the sunrise over the fortress while camping in the beautiful mountains.
Alternatively, we offers six-day treks on the Inca trail, which start and finish in Cusco. On this trip, you can choose whether to trek the Inca Trail or the Inca Quarry Trail. Highlights of the trip include a fantastic tour of Macchu Picchu, where you’ll learn all about the history of the site from an experienced guide. You’ll also enjoy an unforgettable view of the lost city of the Incas from the Sun Gate. On this tour, you’ll join a small group of enthusiastic travelers and will walk with a guide.
Take the train to Machu Picchu
If you’re looking for a less strenuous way to experience Macchu Picchu, there are a variety of trains and buses that run to the site from Cusco. You can join a tour group that will give commentary on the area and historical information about the Incas and what life was like in Macchu Picchu.
Best Andes Travel run a three-day tour of Macchu Picchu and the surrounding area. On this trip, you’ll travel by train and visit the Sacred Valley, where you’ll stop off at a women’s weaving co-op and learn all about traditional weaving techniques. Next, you’ll stop for lunch and be able to sample some local delicacies. The next day you’ll travel to Macchu Picchu, where you’ll have a tour of the site with a local guide. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore before catching the train back to Cusco.
Other Tour Options
From Cusco, you can hire a private vehicle to take you and your family to Macchu Picchu. These trips are run by knowledgeable and enthusiastic local guides who will give you a guided tour. This is a very flexible option for exploring Macchu Picchu as you’ll have as much free time as you like.
Best Andes Travel also runs an 11-day tour called ‘essential Peru,’ which explores the country. On this trip, you’ll visit all the significant sites, including Macchu Picchu, Lima, and Cusco. This trip will show you what life is like for the locals, you’ll be able to try some traditional foods and experience the Amazon jungle.
For the more adventurous amongst you, join us in the Inca Jungle Trek, which incorporates hiking, biking, ziplining, and white-water rafting. On this trip, you’ll learn more about the area while experiencing the adrenaline rush of a variety of outdoor activities. Trek through coffee plantations, pineapple farms and learn about the forest eco system. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore Macchu Picchu and learn all about the history of the site.
We offer six trips which incorporate the Inca Trail Find out which one is most suitable for you…
However, you decide to experience the unique ruins of Macchu Picchu, this will be a once in a lifetime experience. Joining a tour will allow you to relax and enjoy the experience as you’ll have all your meals included and accommodation booked. Happy Travels!