Machu Picchu stonework
Inca Drawbridge at Machu Picchu
Hike The Inca Trail
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Machu Picchu Vacations

Shrouded in misty tendrils and humming with secrets, the leafy mountains of the Eastern Cordillera cradle the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu against a cinematic backdrop. This legendary stone citadel is a sight you’ll never forget.
Huayna Picchu
Be one of the few to explore the mystical Great Cavern with its ceremonial Temple of the Moon, and obtain a unique view of Machu Picchu by hiking the jagged peak of Huayna Picchu.
Inca Drawbridge
Brave the abyss and take the trail to Machu Picchu’s 'secret entrance' – the rudimentary wooden drawbridge used by the Incas to breach a vertiginous drop, and to deter enemy infiltrators.
Temple of the Sun
Constructed from granite blocks and the only circular building in Machu Picchu, the Temple of the Sun stands stoically, a silent reminder of the Incas’ great respect for all things celestial.
Sun Gate
Follow in Incan footsteps through Inti Punku, the Sun Gate - the original main entrance to Machu Picchu, bearing glorious views of the archaeological site and some fascinating lithic structures.
A highlight of the Inca craftwork exhibited at Machu Picchu is Intihuatana, the 'hitching post of the sun', a carved lithic pillar with complex astronomical uses and ritualistic importance.
Train through the Sacred Valley
Travel into the heart of Peruvian history with a train ride to Machu Picchu, and witness a montage of mountain views, valley vistas and local communities flash past you as you snake your path along the stunning Urubamba River.
Hike The Inca Trail
Embark on a world famous pilgrimage, a sacred journey over the mist-covered peaks of the Andes past a crescendoing cast of spectacular archaeological sites en route to the majestic and awe-inspiring Citadel of Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu Sketch

Why Visit Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu vacations take travelers to the most famous archaeological site in South America, a natural and cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and undoubtedly the greatest artistic and architectural vestige of the great Incan civilization. Spectacularly nestled among the lofty peaks of the Peruvian Andes, the Inca emperor Pachacuti’s palatial estate perches timelessly above the snaking Urubamba River below as bewitching clouds of mist cushion the iconic sanctuary’s sprawling temples and steep stone terraces.

Take the famous Inca Trail, part of the ancient Incan Qhapac Ñan road system, and follow in the famous footsteps of American explorer Hiram Bingham (or take his namesake train) to discover the remarkable ruins’ hidden history and celestial secrets. Those not faint of heart may hike Huayna Picchu to see the mystical Temple of The Moon. It’s not all terraces and temples though – the sacred citadel shelters many microclimates and rare flora and fauna, like the Andean cock-of-the-rock (Peru’s national bird), puma, ocelot, and endangered spectacled bear. You may not spot them all, but one thing is for certain – a Machu Picchu vacation package is a must for any travelers planning to visit Peru.

Machu Picchu Tour Packages

Our custom Machu Picchu tours have been carefully crafted with enriching private excursions and thoughtful routes honed with years of in-destination experience. Browse our best-selling travel packages below and begin an unforgettable journey tailored uniquely to you.

Machu Picchu Experiences

What Our Customers are Saying

We found Machu Picchu to be an incredible experience and were so glad that we spent two days there exploring the site and walking to the Sun Gate. Each of the tour guides that we had were incredible … the amount of knowledge they have about the Inca people and culture was fascinating.
- Kimberly C.
Our Machu Picchu trip was phenomenal and our tour guides were each very helpful and knowledgeable about our tours. We really enjoyed our time in this area and are so happy that we were able to add this portion onto our cruise and see two very different sides to Peru!
- Anjali S.
I have to say this was one of the most amazing trips ever. All we have are positive comments. From the land excursions in the Sacred Valley before the Inca trail all the way to the end. Our guide, Marco, did such an amazing job. Great history and his love for the trail and the orchids was a great match for us.
- Chuck P.
Hike The Inca Trail
I had an incredible time. The itinerary was excellent – very well put together, thank you. All my tours were fantastic. The Sol y Luna hotel in the Sacred Valley and Casa Andina in Puno were excellent. All my guides were excellent on all excursions. The train trip to Machu Picchu was fantastic and I enjoyed the personal guide up the mountain.
- Leanne M.


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