Travel to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

These are the options you have to visit the marvel

Peru is one of the main tourist destinations in South America and not for less, this country is beautiful in all its expression and has one of the greatest cultural heritages in the world. You will know that there is more than one option to take a tour to Machu Picchu. Pay attention because we will show you each one of them and the important facts you should know about them.

More cultural tours to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas

The tour to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas is the favorite of travelers, is one of the most common options when one considers visiting the city of Cusco in all its splendor. During this 2 day tour you will first visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas passing through Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo 3 important cities within the cultural heritage of the city of Cusco. After an hour and a half train ride, the next stop is Aguas Calientes, the village at the foot of the mountain that houses the citadel of Machu Picchu where you will spend the night.

Finally comes the second day, where the visitor will enjoy the most famous Inca ruins. This is one of the tours to Machu Picchu from Cusco. If you want to get a more complete idea you can do more research about the experience in Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

train machu picchu

Machu Picchu in one day

If you do not have much time to get to know Peru in depth, here is the fastest way to discover and visit the lost city of the Incas: Machu Picchu tour in one day.

Throughout the tour you will know the archaeological site with a guided tour of 2 hours in addition to the rustic streets of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village). All the best known within the daily experience, yet this way you can fully enjoy the wonder and the town of Aguas Calientes, its nearby attractions and only in one day tour.

Machu Picchu by car

The most fascinating part of the Machu Picchu by car tour is that you will visit the town at the foot of the famous ruins: Aguas Calientes, and enjoy its medicinal hot springs. Finally, you will be in Machu Picchu with a professional guide who will explain everything about the place for 2 hours, and you will do all this in only 2 days!

In addition, you will go by car to all destinations and accompanied by incredible views of nature.

Trekking and adventure excursions

Salkantay Route

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is a favorite of backpackers and trekkers. You will hike 36 miles (approximately 58 kilometers) with a professional guide through snow-capped mountains, tropical forests, Andean landscapes and jungle, a very good option if you want to get to know various places and destinations in Peru and notice their differences along the way. It is also one of the best trekking routes from Cusco to the ruins and the best known one lasts 4 days, although you also have the option to do it in 5 to know even more places with fantasy landscapes and share with the culture of this beautiful country.

Some of the destinations of the 4-day tour are Mollepata, Callacancha, the spectacular Humantay Lagoon, Soraypampa, the Salkantay Passage, Huayracmachay, Colpapampa Colpapampa, Sahuayaco Beach, Santa Teresa, Hydroelectric, Aguas Calientes and finally, Machu Picchu.

The difference with the Salkantay Trek 5 days tour is the amount of places you visit. And if you prefer a different level of experience, we present the Premium Salkantay Trek tour. This includes special dishes with high-end cuisine and unique luxury accommodations, the Sky Dome and the Jungle Domes. In other words, you will spend the night in two perfectly air-conditioned, unconventional accommodations for 2 people in exchange for unique and unforgettable experiences.

You can find out more about these tours and their cost by visiting the entries on this page, and it is also important that you take into account an analysis of the difficulty of each route. Whatever your decision for the trekking you will take, we advise you to take into account the recommendations of your travel agency to take everything you need and avoid inconveniences that may disrupt your trip.

Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail

Taking the 2-day Inca Trail tour option is the way that offers you the most cultural and natural contact to get to Machu Picchu. You will walk along a trail more than 500 years old, which was part of an even larger network of roads known as Qhapaq Ñan, and you will have several destinations such as the Archaeological Zone of Wiñaywayna, which is located at 2,650 meters above sea level and 5 km from the citadel of AMchu Picchu, as well as the Sun Gate, which is a very interesting tourist attraction (Aguas Calientes region).

Before returning to the center of Cusco, you will finish the adventure discovering the 8 most important sites of Machu Picchu. And finally, the 2-hour guided tour of the archaeological site.

But if you have more time in Cusco, you can always get to live a more complete experience by doing the Inca Trail 4 days tour.

camino inca

Inca Jungle Trek – Machu Picchu

If you are looking for adrenaline, adventure and to know the history of Peru from its roots, the 4 day Inca Jungle Trek has all these ingredients and will offer you the adventure of a lifetime. Ready to combine hiking and biking? Let’s get going!

This excursion mixes adventure and luxury. You will be able to tour fascinating Peruvian landscapes such as the surroundings of Santa Maria and Santa Teresa, which are small towns located in the Peruvian Rainforest, bathe in medicinal hot springs and sleep comfortably in lodges or hotels where you can further explore the cultural heritage that this country has to offer.

In addition to cycling a route of 55 km, from Abra Malaga to Huamanmarca. The total kilometers to be covered during these 4 days are 62 kilometers approximately, full of adventure activities such as rafting and zipline, you will only see how time flies by and you will only think about repeating the experience again.

Inca Jungle Trek Trail

Lares Trek

The history of the Inca culture is dazzling and there is nothing better than doing the 4 days Lares Trek to Machu Picchu to get to know it while having a great experience in the process. With this tour you will walk and visit the most authentic villages of the Andes such as Caracara, Quishuarani and the Inca citadel of Pisac.

You will walk 46 km of incredible nature and for dessert, you will visit Machu Picchu.

Lares Trek

As you can see, you have many tours to Machu Picchu, for various tastes, ages and budgets so there is no excuse not to visit. There is sure to be one that is perfect for you, regardless of the number of days you are in the country and the weather. Make up your mind right now, Machu Picchu awaits your visit.

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