Overview

So remote that it was discovered by Hiram Bingham only 100-odd years ago, Machu Picchu in Peru is now disarmingly accessible.  The journey there by road and rail through an ever-tightening river gorge is all part of an amazing experience of multiple sensations. Everyone is familiar with the dramatic shot of the citadel, astride a series of man-hewn terraces carved into a rainforest-clad mountain saddle at 2,430m in the Andean foothills. A Machu Picchu tour never disappoints: the steep stone staircases, bridges, temples, houses and palaces are easy to explore, and beg to be photographed.

To enhance the experience of your Machu Picchu tour, travel from Cusco via the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Speak to one of our travel experts today to start planning your Machu Picchu holiday today.

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Active Peru: Cycling, rafting and the Inca Trail

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Investigate things to do in, and around, the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Book your guided small group tour with Journey Latin America now.

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The weather in Machu Picchu is wide and varied

Machu Picchu, Peru can be visited throughout the year. With its semi-tropical and humid climate, the city can be shrouded in mist at any time, but you’d be unlucky if the sun didn’t shine at some time during your visit. Most rain falls between December and March.

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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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