Machu Picchu Tours
The ruins of Machu Picchu, "lost" city of the Incas, perch precariously on the spine of an impossibly beautiful green mountain 120 km from the ancient imperial capital of Cuzco, Peru. Miraculously missed by Spanish invaders for three hundred years, it wasn't until American historian Hiram Bingham was led to the site in 1911 that the outside world learned of its existence. The finish line of the modern Inca Trail, your first glimpse of the site upon cresting the final pass at sunrise is a spiritual experience. Surrounded by steep valley on all sides, rising mist floating past stone terraces and grazing llama, Machu Picchu is one place that always lives up to its mythical status.
To view interactive route maps, wildlife guides and photographs of these life changing trips, please visit our Peru Trekking & Inca Trail Page.
Get off the beaten path in the highlands of Peru and discover stunning mountain scenery and remote cities few tourists visit. Getting to Cusco is half the adventure—travel by public bus keeps costs down and allows you to connect with the locals in the rarefied mountain air of the Andes. Climb the legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the 'Lost City of the Incas'. We operate our own treks in Peru and can ensure the fair treatment of our porters—and an exceptional experience for you.
Highlights: Gaze at Andean vistas, experience the culture and mingle with the locals on public buses, conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, sample the seafood in Lima
Sometimes the slow road is the way to go. Hit the road from Quito to Rio with other young travellers and experience pretty much everything you can imagine in between. Hike the Inca Trail and discover the thriving Inca culture, cross the salt flats of Bolivia, dance the tango in Buenos Aires, and hit the beach in Brazil. This trip offers up lively cities, stunning scenery, and tons of adventure. 65 days, 7 countries, 3 nights in the Amazon and 1 adventure you’ll remember forever.
Highlights: Mingle with the locals at a homestay in the Amazon, spot condors at Colca Canyon, conquer the Inca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu, experience traditional life on Lake Titicaca, cross the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion, stand in awe at Iguassu Falls.
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Backroads & Highlands of Peru (SPBH)||17 days||Classic||Basic||
|The Great South American Journey - Quito to Rio Adventure (SEQR)||65 days||Yolo||Basic||