A trip to Machu Picchu is a must while visiting Peru. These majestic Incan ruins nestling among the clouds on their high mountain perch is famous all around the world. ‘Rediscovered’ in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu has still not given up all its secrets and archaeologists are divided over its original signification and ...

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4 day Lares trek to Machu picchu

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We booked this tour after learning that Inca trail passes were sold out for our dates. However I don ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator Inkayni Peru Tours
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel & Tent
  • Transport Train & Bus
  • Age Range5+ years old
days04 From US$ 599 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jan 22
  • Jan 23
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Ancasccocha trek to Machu Picchu 5d/4n

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Excellent from Start to finish, fantastic crew, guide, food, scenery, information, far surpassed our ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Condor Expeditions
  • Activities Trekking & Mountains
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent & Camping
  • Transport Bus, Train & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5+ years old
days05 From US$ 690 View Tour
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  • Jan 22
  • Jan 23
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Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

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4 day trekking tour through Soraypampa, Chaullay, Aguas Calientes and 3 other destinations in Peru. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Inka Rainbow
  • Activities Trekking & Natural landmarks sightseeing +1 more
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport Train, Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5+ years old
days04 From US$ 695 View Tour
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  • Jan 22
  • Jan 23
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Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu

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5 day trekking trip in Peru, visiting Salkantay, Colcapampa and La Playa. Read More
  • Operator Condor Expeditions
  • Activities Trekking & Mountains
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent & Hostel
  • Transport Bus & Train
  • Age Range5+ years old
days05 From US$ 770 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jan 22
  • Jan 23
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The Ultimate Trek to Machu Picchu: Salkantay Trek 5 Days

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5 day trekking trip in Peru, visiting Salkantay, La Playa and Aguas Calientes. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator Apu Andino
  • Activities Trekking & Mountains
  • Accommodation Tent, Hotel & Camping
  • Transport Train & Bus
  • Age Range5+ years old
days05 From US$ 765 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jan 22
  • Jan 23
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Private Machu Picchu Full Day Tour

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I went with my partner to Machu Pichu and took the services of Kantu, from the beginning to the end
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Kantu Peru Tours
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Train tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range1+ years old
days01 From US$ 390 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jan 22
  • Jan 23
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Salkantay Trek

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5 day hiking tour through Soraypampa, Salkantay, Lucmabamba and 4 other destinations in Peru. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Gulliver Expeditions Active 1 hour ago
  • Activities Hiking & Cultural, religious and historic sites +1 more
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport Train & Bus
  • Age Range12+ years old
days05 From US$ 549 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Feb 04
  • Feb 05
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Salcantay Base Camp to Machu Picchu Trek

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The Remote Salcantay trek was absolutely outstanding. It was a tough trek and the effects of the alt ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator World Expeditions Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping & Tent
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Train & Bus
  • Age Range18+ years old
days15 From US$ 2,570 US$ 2,441
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Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

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This is certainly the trip of a lifetime, made even better by Victor! 10/10 would go again.
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Aspiring Adventures
  • Activities Trekking & Natural landmarks sightseeing +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent & Camping
  • Transport Train & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range5+ years old
days05 From US$ 1,390 View Tour
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  • Feb 09
  • Feb 10
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Lares Valley Trek to Machu Picchu

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This wasnt just your average planned trip, I was in a bind for a last minute trip, looking online I
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Unu Raymi Expeditions Active 3 hours ago
  • Activities Trekking & Camping
  • Accommodation Camping & Home-stay
  • Age Range18+ years old
days03 From US$ 359 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jan 24
  • Jan 25
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Sacred Valley Train to Machu Picchu 2D/1N

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Well worth it! Our driver was Frank and guide was Jimmy. We were picked up at 07:45 from our hotel
  • Operator Bamba Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Explorer & Cultural, religious and historic sites +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Hostel
  • Transport Bus & Train
  • Age Range18+ years old
days02 From US$ 505 US$ 480
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Lares Trek

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4 day trekking trip in Peru, visiting Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Lima. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Peru Best Tours
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel & Camping
  • Transport Train
  • Age Range5+ years old
days04 From US$ 780 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jan 24
  • Jan 25
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Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu

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5 day trekking tour through Soraypampa, Chaullay, Santa Teresa and 5 other destinations in Peru. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Inkas Destination Tour Operator
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel, Hostel, Tent & Camping
  • Transport Train & Bus
  • Age Range5+ years old
days05 From US$ 590 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jan 22
  • Jan 23
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Trek along Salkantay to Machu Picchu

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8 day trekking tour through Cusco, Soraypampa, Challhuay and 3 other destinations in Peru. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator Inkayni Peru Tours
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel, Tent, Hostel & Hut
  • Transport Bus & Train
  • Age Range5+ years old
days08 From US$ 1,099 View Tour
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  • Jan 22
  • Jan 23
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Machu Picchu Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 101 customer reviews
Exceeded my expectatios!
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
“The 4-day 3-night trek was amazing. Completely exceeded my expectations. Pretty sure the chef Walter is a magician, the way he was able to cook full meals (appetizers, main course, sides, all delicious) out of a tent. The porters took care of all of the work involved in camping, it was relaxing. Lucio our guide was intensely knowledgeable, patient, and kind. The trail itself was a lot of fun to hike and see all the sights along the way. I recommend a baseline physical ability, but any active person should have no problem and be able to enjoy the views and experience.”
Inca Trail with Isao & crew was an exceptional experience!
5 - Excellent
  • Alice Armes
  • From Canada
“I just returned from an incredible 4-day trek on the Inca trail with excellent Alpaca hosts. Big thanks to these wonderful people who made it such an amazing experience:

Isao:
Best guide - EVER - make sure to request him! With the perfect balance of professionalism and fun, Isao tailored the journey to suit our particular mix of trekkers. He took special care of each of us, and made sure we all got to maximize whatever part of the trip was most important to us individually – while also creating a warm sense of family and group experience. I can't wait to trek with him again and am already planning my next trip back.

Moises:
Part chef and part magician. I don't know how he was able to serve such lavish and delicious meals on the trail – I was in awe after each one. After reading previous reviews, I had very high expectations and they were exceeded. I loved the soups in particular, and all the dish presentations were delightful!

Juan & Porter Crew:
These people are top-level athletes and world-class hosts. They took care of all the gear and logistics, which allowed us to be carefree and enjoy the beauty of each moment. They broke down our camp each day after we had already set out on the trail – but managed to pass us carrying all our gear and had everything set up again long before we arrived at the next camp. In addition, they offered us so many thoughtful kindnesses throughout the trip; they greeted us with bowls of warm water to wash up with (morning, afternoon and evening). They woke us up with hot tea. They cheered us on as we pushed ourselves up and down the mountain.

All in all, I can't say enough good things about Alpaca and highly recommend them the Inca trail trek! You will have a fantastic time!

Additional thoughts & unsolicited advice:
ALTITUDE: Unless you live at 14,000 feet, absolutely spend 3 days acclimating in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. There is plenty to do and it makes a massive difference.

FITNESS: Think 5+ hours of stair climbing every day of the trek. There can be long stretches of going downstairs - make sure to train for that too. If you have difficulty with your knees or back I'd recommend the 1 or 2-day trek, which Alpaca also offers.

GEAR: You need far less than you think you do. If I did it again, I'd only bring two pairs of wicking quick-dry leggings, and I'd leave the rain pants at home (I was way too hot hiking in them). The rain poncho they give you covers most of you, and I probably would have been fine without my raincoat. Just make sure to bring waterproof gloves - those are small and make a big difference. Instead of long-sleeved shirts, I am a big fan of arm warmers paired with a T-shirt or tank - so you don't have to take off your pack every time you want to add or shed a layer.

BUGS: I didn't have a problem with them until we were actually in Machu Picchu - and then I got eaten alive. Make sure to put on the DEET and cover your legs and ankles on the last morning before you set out for the sun gate.

HYDRATION: Alpaca provides purified (filtered/boiled) water for your pack morning, noon and night. You can also buy drinks at various places on the trail (though I never did). I highly advise using a pack with a CamelBack like system. This will increase your water intake and keep you better hydrated because you don't have to stop moving to sip. It's also lighter weight than most bottles.

SNACKS: I was really worried I'd be hungry, so 1/2 my allotted duffel bag weight went to snacks. This was totally unnecessary. Alpaca feeds you VERY VERY WELL! They also give you a few trail snacks - but I was always too full to eat them. (There are also snack options along the trail.)”
Absolutely Amazing Trek With Alpaca
5 - Excellent
  • Albert Dinne
  • From France
“Firstly, I rarely take the time to write reviews. I was extremely impressed by every aspect of my trek with Alpaca, from pre-hike information and briefings to every aspect of the 4day 3night Inca Trail hike. The guide, Rolando, was incredibly knowledgable, flexible, patient, kind, and encouraging. He allowed hikers to go at their own pace, making sure porters were there to keep an eye on those who weren't directly in his site. The meals were enormous and delicious! I'd never done a multi-day trek before and Alpaca definitely spoiled us...waking us up with coca tea, providing us with warm water to wash up, and a tent set up with a table and chairs for meals. The entire staff was excellent. I should note two situations that arose that Alpaca managed perfectly. The first is that I sprained my ankle just 2 weeks before the hike. The staff was quick with their communication and creative with providing alternative experiences to still be able to see Machu Picchu. Luckily, in the end I was still able to do the hike. When the hike was over, we sat down for lunch and were notified that the train personnel was striking so we'd either have to wait until tomorrow to hopefully catch a train then or hike another 2 hours to another town where the Alpaca minivan would have access to pick us up. We were very thankful that we were with such a great reputable company because they provided us with a solution to get back the same day, which other hikers did not have. All in all, I can't say enough positive things about this company. They are really top notch.”

Machu Picchu - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

A trip to Machu Picchu is a must while visiting Peru. These majestic Incan ruins nestling among the clouds on their high mountain perch is famous all around the world. ‘Rediscovered’ in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu has still not given up all its secrets and archaeologists are divided over its original signification and use. This mysterious site high in the Andes leaves few visitors unmoved and can be reached via famous trekking routes in Peru like the Inca trail, Salkantay trek and Choquequirao Trek

Tour Highlights

  • Arrive at Machu Picchu on foot after hiking the four-day Inca Trail.
  • Alternatively, base yourself at Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo), arriving after a spectacular train journey through the mountains.
  • Travel up to the ruins in time to catch the sunrise at Machu Picchu.
  • Look out for highlights among the ruins themselves including the Temple of the Sun, the Room of the Three Windows, Intihuatana and the Sun Gate.
  • Climb Huayna Picchu, the peak at the northern end of the ruins, for views of Machu Picchu.

Travel Tips

  • Visitors to Machu Picchu are limited to 2,500 per day so book ahead to avoid disappointment, especially at the busiest times.
  • Only 400 people are permitted to climb Huayna Picchu per day so you will need to arrive early. This means queuing for the first bus from Aguas Calientes before 4.30am.
  • Follow the vertiginous trail down from Huayna Picchu to see the less-visited Temple of the Moon.
  • If you are unable to obtain a ticket for Huayna Picchu, climb Cerro Picchu to the south instead. You will be rewarded by great views and fewer crowds.
  • If you want to avoid the overcrowded Inca Trail, you can take on the alternative Salkantay Trek which offers views of Machu Picchu from above before arriving at Aguas Calientes for a visit of the ruins the next day.
  • Take insect repellent and be prepared for both sun and rain even in dry season. 

Machu Picchu has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Machu Picchu before planning your tour. If you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Peru, do check out our Peru Travel Guide for more information.

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