Experience Machu Picchu

Situated high up in the Andes at 2,430 metres above sea level, sits a spectacular citadel known as Machu Picchu. Declared as one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’, Machu Picchu continues to be on top of bucket lists for many travellers and adventurers alike. In fact, the mysterious site has been visited by the millions that the government limited visitors to 2,500 per day to manage crowds then enforced two specific visiting times 2017 in addition to entrance only with a licensed guide.

The journey to the ‘Lost City of the Incas’ is an adventure in itself with many unique factors to consider. This is why booking a Machu Picchu guided tour or a guided Machu Picchu hike or trek with an expert tour operator can help you piece it all together, ironing out all the kinks for a seamless and unforgettable experience.


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Machu Picchu Travel Highlights

Experience Machu Picchu

Aguas Calientes

Also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo and the final stop before reaching Machu Picchu. Thanks to its location you can expect crowds as travellers stay here before their ascent to Machu Picchu. Here you will find thermal springs, restaurants, the Machu Picchu Museum, Quechua craft stalls and crowds.

Huayna Picchu

Very few climb this forested mountain but for those that do escape the crowds with stunning views of the main square of Machu Picchu from afar and the Urubamba canyon all around. Booking in advance is essential as there is only a limit of 400 climbers per day.Huayna Picchuz

Inca Trail

The Inca Trail trek is no doubt one of the most popular treks in the world and considered a ‘must-do’ while you’re in Peru. In fact, booking at least five months in advance is strongly recommended as permits can sell out. Trekking Inca stone pathways you may also visit mysterious ancient Inca archaeological Inca sites and be awestruck by the surreal views of Machu Picchu National Park.

Sacred Valley

Situated between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo lies the picturesque Sacred Valley. This site was considered sacred thanks to its astronomical location with the Milky Way and it has the finest Inca ruins to support it. Hidden highlights of the Sacred Valley include the Moray ruins and Chinchero.

The Sun Gate

The Sun Gate was once a fortress and is marked as one of the main entrances into Machu Picchu. Due to its location, many believed that it was constructed to control the exit and entry points into the citadel. Watch the spectacular sunrise from the summit but just bear in mind it is often misty at dawn and crowded.

Train to Machu Picchu

Enjoy a dreamy style experience through Andean foothills, Urubamba River and Sacred Valley’s on board a train from Cuzco to Aguas Calientes. The Vistadome and Hiram Bingham trains offer panoramic views of the spectacular landscape.

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