One of the most interesting and amazing places in the world; Machu Picchu attracts nearly 1,000 visitors daily, and even more during the period of May - September. All visits to the city leave from Cusco that is accessible via international flight from La Paz, Bolivia, or a domestic flight from Lima. Today Machu Picchu tours and excursions enjoy wide popularity among travelers of all ages and religions and feature a number of difference itineraries to suit each taste and budget.
One of the greatest options for self-catering travelers is to take the morning train to Machu Picchu, spend several hours exploring the ruins and return to Cusco in the afternoon. Alternatively, you can hike the Inca Trail, which however, takes a few days and requires you to be reasonably fit. The most adventurous travelers prefer to stay overnight close to the ruins rather than return in the evening.
All Machu Picchu tours and guided excursions feature exciting itineraries and are ideally suitable for those looking for the event-packed and memorable stay. Available upon request are custom made programs and additional nights for special interest groups. Flight reservation can be arranged upon request as well.
Those visiting Cusco for the first time will be offered Traditional Cusco, a sightseeing tour that consists of three days and two nights of unforgettable adventure. The first day will be dedicated to the traditional sightseeing tour of Cusco, where you'll be introduced to such major attractions as the Main Square, the Temple of the Sun and the Cathedral.
The second day will be filled with Machu Picchu travels, a three-hour train journey to the renowned Inca Citadel, known also as the Lost City of the Incas. Upon arrival, you'll take part in a guided tour to the Citadel, paying a visit to the Circular Tower, the Main Plaza, the Royal Quarters, the Sacred Sun Dial and the Temple of the Three Windows.
One of the most exciting Machu Picchu tours, Walking the Inca Trail is an archeological and cultural trip that covers four days and three nights. The first day is generally dedicated to the hiking tour of Cusco, during which you'll enjoy spectacular views of the Veronica Mountain and the Vilcanota River, until you arrive at the Archaeological Complex of Patallacta, and from this point reach Huayllabamba.
The hardest part of the trail awaits you during the second day of your journey, when you'll experience three hours of walking until reaching Warmiwanusca. Other important points of the tour include a visit to the Archaeological Complex Runkurakay, the Inca Citadel of Sayacmarca and the renowned archaeological monument Phuya Patamarka. On arriving to Machu Picchu, you'll be offered a guided tour of the monuments and ruins, including the Circular Tower, the Main Square, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Royal Quarters and more.
Another popular Machu Picchu tours include the Inca Empire and the Lost City of the Incas among others. For your stay in the city consider the following lodging options: Gringo Bill's Hostal, Hatuchay Tower, Hostal Continental, Hostal Machupicchu, Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel and Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.