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Machu Picchu Trek

When was Machu Picchu built?

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru. It was believed to have been built by the great emperor Pachacutec Inca Yupanqui around 1450. Emperor Pachacuti was the ninth ruler of the Inca dynasty and reigned from 1438 to 1471. He was responsible for the construction of many of Inca’s great structures, including Machu Picchu and its magnificent Temple of the Sun, Observatory and Intihuatana. By building this complex, he wanted to demonstrate his power and wealth to the world. Even today, Machu Picchu remains an incredible symbol of his reign and legacy. The Inca’s remarkable engineering skills, combined with the location’s natural beauty, make it an awe-inspiring destination for travelers from around the world. Machu Picchu is a testament to the power of Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, who forged one of South America’s most impressive ancient civilizations. It is a must-see destination for history and architecture lovers!

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Where is Machu Picchu situated?

Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca citadel, located high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, between the of two mountains – Machu Picchu to the south and Huayna Picchu to the north. It is situated in the Urubamba Valley, otherwise known as the Sacred Valley, near to Cusco, Peru’s former capital city. The site is perched 2,430 meters above sea level and lies between two of the three peaks of Machu Picchu. It is surrounded by lush, green mountains and cloud forests which offer spectacular views from any angle.

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Machu Picchu is Peru’s most iconic archaeological site and one of the world’s finest examples of Inca architecture. It’s said to be the Lost City of the Incas, a testament to their engineering genius and spiritual beliefs. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has captured imaginations for centuries and continues to enchant visitors from all over the world. With its breathtaking scenery and incredible history, Machu Picchu is sure to delight anyone who visits.

The Spanish Conquistadors thankfully never found Machu Picchu, leaving it to be discovered in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. It remains a captivating and mysterious site to this day, and one that deserves to be visited at least once in a lifetime.

Explore Machu Picchu for yourself – it’s an experience you won’t forget!

How many people visit Machu Picchu every year?

Machu Picchu is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Peru. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world flock to Machu Picchu to experience its breathtaking beauty and learn about Inca history. The UNESCO World Heritage Site receives an estimated 1.5 million visitors annually, making it one of the most popular archaeological sites in the world.

Sitting atop a lush, green mountain and surrounded by majestic Andean peaks, Machu Picchu is an iconic destination that has enchanted travelers for centuries. Whether you’re looking to explore the ancient ruins or just take in the spectacular views, Machu Picchu is sure to leave a lasting impression. So, come and explore the Lost City of the Incas for yourself – it’s sure to be an adventure you won’t forget!

What are the main hiking trails to Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is located in the stunning Andean mountains of Peru, and one of the best ways to experience its beauty and explore its ruins is to take a hike. There are several hiking trails that will lead you to Machu Picchu and each offers a unique experience. The two most popular routes are the Inca Trail tours or via one of the alternative trails.

Here are the main Machu Picchu routes along with information on the alternative Inca trail treks.

The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is a classic four-day hike that takes you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and past some incredible archaeological sites, including the iconic Sun Gate and Intihuatana Stone. Along the way, you’ll take in spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and lush valleys, making for an unforgettable experience.

Due to its popularity, The Inca trail is limited to 500 trekkers a day (300 of which are earmarked for porters and guides), can be crowded so it’s important to book your permits well in advance. The hike is also quite challenging, with steep climbs and uneven terrain, so make sure you’re prepared for the physical demands of the trek.

Find out more about the 4-day Inca Trail hike, or one of it’s variants – the Short Inca Trail and the Salkantay + Classic Inca Trail trek.

Salkantay Trail

The Salkantay Trek 5 day / 4 nigth is a spectacular trekking route that winds its way through the Peruvian Andes. It offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in South America, stretching across snow-capped mountains, lush tropical jungles and remote villages. Providing a true off-the-beaten-track experience, the trail takes you through some of the most remote and pristine places in Peru, far away from the usual tourist hotspots.

The six-day trek is a challenging one, with steep ascents and descents and often muddy paths. Reaching up to 4600 meters above sea level, Salkantay Pass offers stunning views of Mt Salkantay, the highest peak in the region.

On the trail you will have many opportunities to explore local villages and customs, as well as discover hidden Inca ruins. You’ll also be able to take in some of Peru’s most spectacular glaciers and snow-capped peaks.

Lares Trail

The Lares Trek 4 day / 3 night is an alternative to the Classic Inca Trail and offers spectacular views of snow-capped mountains, lush valleys and stunning turquoise lakes. The trail takes you through remote indigenous villages, where you can learn about traditional weaving techniques as well as sample some delicious local food.

The four-day trek is slightly less strenuous than the Salkantay Trail, but offers just as much in terms of scenery and culture. During the trek you will cross high mountain passes and visit some beautiful lagoons, before arriving at the picturesque village of Aguas Calientes.

Huchuy Qosco Trail

The Huchuy Qosqo trek 3 day / 2 nigth is one of the most spectacular treks in Peru. This 5-day journey takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in South America, with views of snow-capped mountains and lush valleys. You’ll also have the chance to explore ancient Inca ruins as well as experience traditional Quechua culture.

The trek is a challenging one, with some steep ascents and descents. However, the breathtaking scenery and unique cultural encounters make it well worth the effort. At the end of the trek, you’ll arrive at Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca settlement located high in the Peruvian Andes. From here you can enjoy spectacular views.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tours

Inca Trail tours provide an amazing opportunity to explore the Inca Empire's iconic Lost City of Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail is a network of Incan roads, originally built by Incan engineers more than 500 years ago, that leads up to Machu Picchu. Booking Inca Trail tours to Machu Picchu is a great way to explore this amazing region. Inca Trail tours provide you with the perfect opportunity to take in the Incan culture and learn more about their fascinating history, while also taking in some of Peru's incredible natural wonders, so why wait? Book your Inca Trail 1 day, 2 day, 3 day, 4 day and 5 day tour today!

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The Short Inca Trail To Machu picchu 2 days trek! With your private guide, you’ll have exclusive access to some of the most beautiful ancient Inca ruins around, from exotic mountain views to primitive lush vegetation…
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The Sacred Valley and Short Inca Trail Tour to Machu Picchu offers a unique opportunity to experience the best of Inkas culture, nature, and history…
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The 1 day Short Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu, is the perfect way to see the best of Machu Picchu in a short amount of time. You’ll get to hike through the beautiful Andes…
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The Inca Trail private tour has incredible routes, passes through the Andean mountain range, archaeological centers of the Inca civilization, cloud forests full of wildlife, this is the most popular and recognized trekking worldwide…
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Most Popular Tours to Machu Picchu

The hiking Tours to Machu Picchu is a magical experience that will leave you in awe of the ancient Incan culture and history. With tours ranging from day tours to multi-day tours, there is something for everyone. Whether you choose a guided tour or decide to go it alone, hiking to Machu Picchu offers amazing views and an unforgettable experience. Come explore the wonders of Peru and let tours to Machu Picchu show you why this magnificent city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America. Immerse yourself in Incan culture, explore the ruins of Machu Picchu and take a moment to reflect on the ancient civilizations that once roamed this land. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-filled adventure or a peaceful journey through one of the most majestic landscapes in South America, tours to Machu Picchu are sure to provide you with unforgettable memories.

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This incredible 2-day trek through Rainbow Mountain and the Cusco Andes is ideal for those who enjoy nature but dislike walking in large groups. The majestic Ausangate Glacier will be your first stop on your first day trek…
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Choquequirao Trek & Machu Picchu is an Inca city located within the Salkantay mountain and its ranges. It is made up of buildings, terraces of different levels an is considered a magical place full of history…
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5 Day Salkantay Trek: This 5-day Salkantay climb is one of the most coveted for hikers throughout the world to reach Machu Picchu because of the dramatic landscapes, spectacular view, Incan monuments and paths capping the mountains, and three nights sleeping beneath a starry night sky.
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Salkantay Trek 4 days to Machu Picchu, is incredible hike runs below the magnificent Salkantay Mountain (6,271m / 20569ft), one of the highest and most impressive in the Peruvian Andes.
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Our 4 day lares trek to Machu Picchu is perfect for those who love nature and want to explore the beauty of the andes. With 35 kilometers of trekking or 22 millas…
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The Inca Quarry Trail and short Inca Trail 2 days, This trek is a great alternative and stretches next to the Inca Trail 4 days. It is considered part of the network of Inca Trails and is famous for the preservation of its roads, as they remain in almost perfect condition.
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The Ausangate Trek is one of the most popular treks in Peru. It takes you through some of the most beautiful andean scenery in the country, including glaciers…
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Huchuy Qosqo & 2 Days Short Inca Trail, It is one of the most impressive hikes a few hours from Cusco, it certainly has a lot to offer for those who like to walk. This walk is not so demanding, during the walk you will see landscapes, lakes, communities and the most important archaeological sites.
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Sun Gate, Get to know this incredible place at the top of the mountains of Ollantaytambo in just a few hours of walking. This incredible monument, the “Door of the Sun…
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Hiking Rainbow Mountain is the most visited place in Cusco, located 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco, located at 5,200 above sea level, it is a mountain that has many colors product of the minerals of the earth.

Cultural Machu Picchu Peru Tours

Our Tours to Machu Picchu provide travelers with an opportunity to get up close and personal with this incredible archaeological site. From learning about Inca history to exploring the breathtaking landscape, you will be sure to leave with memories that will last a lifetime. We take pride in providing our customers with the highest level of customer service and the best Machu Picchu tours. So what are you waiting for? Book your Machu Picchu Tour today and start your journey to uncover the mysteries of this ancient site! Let us show you why we are one of the leading operators for Machu Picchu trips in Peru. We guarantee that this will be an experience you won’t forget. Contact us for more information about our Machu Picchu Tours and Trip Packages.

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Our machu picchu 1-day tour is the perfect way to experience the energy of this amazing Inca Citadel! Starting very early, we’ll ensure that you have plenty of time to explore and recharge your energy…
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Tours to Cusco, Humantay Lagoon, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 3 days, with this trip you will enjoy knowing the famous Humantay Lake and the most frequent and popular places in Cusco, a mix of culture and adrenaline…
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With this trip in Cusco 3 Days, you will enjoy knowing the most known and touristic places of the city of the Incas, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu. It is located between the towns of Pisac.
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Our 5-day tour of Cusco, sacred valley, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain tour is the perfect way to learn about the Inca Empire.
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The trail is well-marked and relatively easy to follow, and it rewards hikers with stunning views of Humantay Lake hike and Salkantay Mountain…
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Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see two of the most awesome places on Cusco. That’s why we’ve put together the perfect tour for those who want to explore Inkas Culture and History…
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Our Inca Trail tours consistently receive top reviews from our clients on Tripadvisor. Recent comments talk about the incredible views, knowledgeable and friendly guides, the enjoyable walks and hikes, the amazing campsites and much more. From beginning to end, it's no surprise that each of our Inca Trail clients leaves feeling they had an unforgettable experience and can't help but share their positive thoughts with others. Don't take our word for it- have a look through the reviews yourself! You'll soon see why we're one of the highest rated Inca Trail tour companies around.

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Marta
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I’ve just finished an incredible 4 days INKA TREK to Machu Picchu, with Robinzon and his team. The journey has been over the expectations and we’ve got super lucky to have Robinzon as our guide! He took care of us throughout the 4 days, until the very last moment. He was very professional, well experienced, and super kind and cool, speaking a perfect English. He could explain and show us many of the local traditions, landscape and history and he always knew the best spot for a stunning view. The trek was intense but the whole team made us feel comfortable and spoiled, sleeping in nice camping sites, and Robinzon always supported and motivated us with the best tips. All the porters and locals along the way have been incredibly strong, resilient and very generous with delicious local cuisine. The whole team was well prepared, they organized everything seamlessly, just listen to their advices and enjoy the adventure! It definitely worth to live this experience all the way to the mysterious Machu Picchu, surrounded by beautiful nature and local amazing people!
Jackie
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Wow. I really could not have asked for a better guide than Robinson for the Inca Trail Trek (4 days, 3 nights) to Machu Picchu. He and his team made this journey so positive and really one of the best experiences of my life. Along the way, Robin was attentive to everyone in the group and cultivated an environment that made us become so close very quickly and feel like family. I was admittedly a bit nervous to embark on the journey solo. From the moment I met Robinson during the briefing session the night before we left, he made me feel so comfortable and eliminated any concerns that I had. I could not believe the operation overall — between the amazing porters carrying all our supplies for the 4 day trek and the chef who made some of the most amazing food I had during all my time in Peru — I didn’t know it could be possible to be so comfortable during a trek like this. The porters made sure that food was ready and camp was set up once we arrived back every night, and that we had fresh water in the morning before getting back on the trail each day. One day it rained and got a bit cold on the trail. Robinson offered coffee and I thought he was joking. He then proceeded to pull out a portable coffee maker from his bag, and THEN a bit later a porter ran up from camp and brought us tea. These guys made the impossible possible. This trek was a life-changing experience for me, thanks to Robinson and his team. I cannot say enough good things about them and could not recommend them enough. They are the best in the game !!!
Funsi
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I was fortunate enough to have one of the best guides for my first (and hopefully not my last) adventure in Peru - Robinzon! Knowledgeable, fun, patient, experienced, attentive, spontaneous, caring, passionate. I could go on and on with the adjectives. From the pre-hike brief until we had to say goodbye, Robinzon was an absolute treat. He's extremely knowledgeable and attentive, and he somehow managed to make the challenging Salkantay trek manageable for a large group of people with varying interests and skill levels. He is also personally still in awe of the beauty and magic of the Andes, and its this beauty and magic that he's keen to share with everyone he hosts, for all the adventures he gets to lead. Thanks for everything Robinzon!

Machu Picchu FAQ

The best time to hike to Machu Picchu is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. During this period, you can expect clear skies and warm temperatures throughout the day which make for ideal hiking conditions. The wet season in Peru runs from November to April and brings with it more rain and cloud cover, making the trail more difficult to navigate. However, it is still possible to hike in the wet season if you are prepared for inclement weather.

No matter which time of year you decide to go, make sure to plan ahead and be well-prepared for any eventuality. Make sure to bring the right clothing, plenty of water and snacks.

Inca Trail Tours Official Permits 2023

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most impressive and awe-inspiring treks in the world. Permits for this iconic journey tend to sell out quickly, so if you’re planning to visit Machu Picchu in 2023 you’d better get your permit fast! An epic journey awaits – don’t miss out on one of the world’s greatest hiking experiences!