Are you planning Machu Picchu tours for your next exciting getaway? Machu is one of the most visited sites in all of Latin America and also one of the most worthwhile experiences of a lifetime! Of course there are thousands of Machu Picchu Tours available out there so how to choose the right one? How to know the best way to reach Machu Picchu can be confusing, but rest assured that you will be able to travel to Machu Picchu easily from the nearby town of Cuzco.
Travel to Machu Picchu in as little as 1 day if you are short on time, or take a longer, more adventurous 4-Day Inca Trail Trek to reach this breathtaking Inca Citadel nestled in the lush jungle-covered mountains of the Andes.
There are so many Tours that you won’t be left behind. Take the scenic train trip from Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley to Machu Pueblo (Aguascalientes) located a quick 20-minute bus ride from the archaeological site. You can choose to go up and back in a full-day trip from Cuzco, but most travelers prefer taking a 2-Day trip and spending the night in Machu Pueblo. If you have extra time on your hands, stay an extra day so you can visit the hot springs in Aguascalientes or take a relaxing stroll to Mandor Waterfalls outside of town.
If you are looking for a more adventurous route to travel to Machu Picchu consider one of the many trekking routes that take you through the Andes to reach the archaeological site.Only the Traditional Inca Trail Trek will lead you along the original Incan stone stairways and paths to reach the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) from which you can watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu at dawn, a truly spiritual experience. Choose a 4-day or a 2-day trekking option depending on your physical condition and time limits.Other Picchu Tours like the Lares Trek, Choquequirao Trek, Salkantay Trek and Inca Jungle Trek will take you along alternative routes in the Andes to reach Machu Pueblo for an overnight stay, followed by a day-trip to visit the site the next day. All of these treks take you deep into the Andes Mountains to dizzying heights of over 4,000 meters above sea level to immerse yourself in pristine nature. Pass through local indigenous villages and take a peek into the lives of rural families along the way. Your knowledgeable local guide will show you the insights of the Inca culture and take you to the most interesting sites in Machu Picchu, then give you free time to explore on your own.
All Machu Tours will give you the option to trek the mystical Huayna Picchu (Wayna Picchu) peak located inside Machu at an extra cost. Be sure to inquire at least 2 weeks in advance as tickets are limited to 400 per day and may sell out during the high season months of June, July, and August.
Visiting this magical Inca site can be one of the most incredible experiences of your life. Make sure to plan ahead and choose the trip that best fits your needs so you will enjoy it fully!