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  • Machu Picchu is the best example of ancient civil engineering ever created. It is an incredible historic achievement being a fact as it has remained laid under a thick rain-forest after earthquakes, landslides and rainfall for 4 1/2 centuries. The tourists, modern engineers and scientists still continue to marvel at the great wonders of Machu Picchu.

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    Multi Active Adventure Trips

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    Off the beaten path Cusco to Machu Picchu

    Hiking MTB and rafting to Machu Picchu 5 days
    This active package is ideal for travelers who search for an adventure-boosting holiday, away from tourist crowds. We will introduce you to Cusco’s adventurous side – from hiking into the Andes to jungle & rain-forest biking & rafting.
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    Trip To Machu Picchu – Multi Active Adventure

    MTB, rafting and hiking Machu Picchu 3 days
    The tour features mountain biking through unique Inca ruins, salt mines, and lovely traditional Andean villages. Furthermore, we’ll take you hiking via tunnels with views of Machu Picchu and rafting in the best section of the Urubamba rain forest.
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    Machu Picchu hiking tours

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    Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

    Lares Trek to Machu Picchu (4 days)
    Most Machu Picchu tours are challenging, which is why we created this trip that doesn’t require a high level of fitness. Relax in Lares hot springs, meet local people and explore their charming villages. Discover Machu Picchu on the last day with your guide.
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    Salkantay Trail, Machu Picchu hiking

    Salkantay hike to Machu Picchu (5 days)
    Book a 5-day trip to enjoy the high peaks of snow-capped Andean Mountains, lagoons, and peaceful mountain valleys. This exciting tour will take you into the mountain range of Southern Peru and part of the rain-forest where Machu Picchu citadel is located.
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    Inca Trails

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    Machu Picchu Inca Trail Tour 5 days

    Machu Picchu Inca Trail (5 days)
    Get one extra day to see Machu Picchu twice. Visit Inca ruins, climb ancient stone steps, disappear into the cloud forests, cross valleys and ridges to finally arrive to Machu Picchu
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    Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – The Classic Tour

    The Classic Tour (4 days)
    From the Andes Mountains to Amazon jungle, this 43 kilometer trek was originally for the Incas a holy pilgrimage into one of world's most iconic man-made destinations.
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    Private tours

    Whether you want to travel to Machu Picchu with your family, a group of buddies or a special friend, we have a package for all your plans. Nothing is more important to us than taking you to explore the beautiful Machu Picchu. We offer special discounts for people coming in a group of four or more. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us now to have a memorable trip to Machu Picchu.

  • Destinations

    We offer exclusive packages and a complete guided tour to this wonderful place. We provide you a chance to visit different amazing destinations before reaching Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is known as a transition sector as it is situated between the Amazon jungle and the Andes.Our trips are created to treat your eyes with the most beautiful destinations and also the ones on off beaten track which are only known by few locals.

    Huayna Picchu- The young peak

    If you’re scared of heights, we recommend you not to climb Huayna Picchu. It is a stressful task as it also contains some steps which are at inclination of 80 degrees. The mountain is a part of the Machu Picchu citadel and is accessed through a spectacular pathway. The trek to Huayna Picchu is a difficult task, just as it was to build it. With the 80-degree inclination steps carved in the rock, the path circles the peak. However, if you want to experience an incredible view, climbing to its top is worth every difficulty. The amazing panoramic views with the hanging steep cliff is just amazing. Since the government has limited the entry to 400 visitors per day, we offer a number of services to climb Huayna Picchu.

    Montaña Machu Picchu

    If you were unable to go for Huayna Picchu, there is another hike waiting for you. It’s easier than Huayna Picchu but is longer and higher. Montaña Machu Picchu is the highest mountain in the Machu Picchu complex. There are only 400 spaces permitted to climb this mountain in 2 shifts of 200.The views surrounding the Machu Picchu are breathtaking and you can see a clear magnitude of the complex Machu Picchu with its spectacular surroundings.

    Salkantay Mountain range

    The Salkantay mountain is a daughter of Cordillera Vilcabamba offering the most incredible experiences in nature unlike any other. Cordillera Vilcabamba has a number of attractions but above all is the Salkantay park. Get ready to witness the beauty of Humantay turquoise lake and the astonishing glaciers. Llactapata is a must visit place as it is one of the less explored ruins of Machu Picchu park. The picturesque green hills of the rain-forest are full of birds and vegetation, so join us to witness this incredible beauty of nature.

    The mystical Inca ruins of Moray

    You need to come to our land if you want to experience the world of agriculture. Our ancestors with the Incas created 3000 different varieties of potatoes and 150 types of corn. Although it might look like a one big hole in the ground, historians say that this multi terraced depression explains the reason for the agricultural prowess. Its history is as rich as our evolution. There is no data or theory to explain it but that’s what makes Moray ruins standout.  Each terrace has a unique micro-climate which subsequently experiences its own temperature. It’s coolest at the top and warmest in the center.

    Without even having to leave the valley, the Incas had created an agricultural laboratory by using the terraces to test the foreign crops and cross bred varieties. Many people said that it is the first agricultural experiment station in the world. Our packages offer you a unique way to explore this magical place by walking, Mountain biking or by car.

    The Inca salt pans at Salineras

    It is situated at the south east of Machu Picchu. It beautifully winds down a steep cliff face to the Salinas de Maras.  If you are planning to visit Salineras then get ready to catch your breath for the most unbelievable unfolds of nature, then Salineras is the perfect choice. The eye-catching patchwork of pinks, tans and browns as far as the limit of your vision. This contribution was originally done by Incas and is handed over to countless generations till date. The two different options for traveling with us to Salineras are- biking and hiking.

    Ollantaytambo, advanced ancient technology

    A 90 minutes distance from Machu Picchu, situated in the lower part of the Sacred Valley hides a precious complex called Ollantaytambo. The place signifies the beauty of art and engineering. It served as a fortress as well as a religious center for the Incas. You can see the over-sized rocks of almost 40 to 50 tons at the highest levels of Ollantaytambo. These rocks were were brought from another mountain. According to experts, to move some of these 50 tones stone blocks to Ollantaytambo its possible only by power tools and different power vehicle and it’s illogical to think that this was moved without the use of any technology. Apart from the ruins, the town of Ollantaytambo is inhabited from the 13th century and contains charming cobblestone streets, agricultural terraces and irrigation channels. Our packages of Machu Picchu trips will allow you to explore the breathtaking wonders of this place.

    Astonishing Megantoni national Sanctuary

    One of the less known and less explored reserves of the Peruvian country. Megantoni covers diverse landscapes from deep and humid canyons to high grasslands of puna that border the 4,000 m.s.n.m. generating a great variety of climates and at the same time the presence of ten life zones, which explains its extraordinary scenic beauty and its great biological diversity that protects several endangered species as well as new species for science.

    The magnetic point of the national sanctuary is the Pongo de Mainique, a long and narrow canyon that the Urubamba River over the years carved the mountain range into a canyon making its way to the Amazonian plain. One of our Machu Picchu trips have an 11-day tour into the wilds of the Megantoni sanctuary reserve crossing the Pongo the Maiñique and finishing at Machu Picchu.

    Urubamba Mountain Range

    Urubamba is known as the Sacred Mountain range by the locals. It covers an area of 80 km offering an amazing scenario for our trips. The spectacular scenery of the pre-Inca and Inca Ruins, the Snowcapped peaks, Yanatile, Urubamba and Yanero rivers, the Machu Picchu complex and the Sacred Valley makes this place a major attraction for the tourists. We offer mountain biking, hiking and river rafting for all age groups.

  • Transportation

    Views from train to Machu Picchu

    Some of our trips packages, takes place far from the crowd of big cities in some remote areas so access to transportation can be difficult. With us, you don’t have to worry about transportation. Whatever tour you choose, we provide you with perfect transportation services with the skilled drivers.

    Buses and Vans

    Our professional guides will pick you up from your specified location- airport, hotel, bus station or any other location. They will safely drive you to the activity station. We provide a line of new buses, vans and 4X4 which are specially designed for each activity.

    Train to and from Machu Picchu

    Most of our Machu Picchu trips include a one night stay at Aguas Calientes allowing you to explore the beauty of Machu Picchu. At the end of the tour, we take you to the Ollantaytambo or Cusco railway station where we provide you with the transport to take you to the hotels.

    We mostly use the Expedition train service. Our packages include a number of choices for the travelers to choose from. If you are luxury lover, you can upgrade your services to luxurious Hiram Bingham or the Vistadome train services.

    • Expedition: The expedition service is included in all our tours. It provides a wonderful experience taking care of your comfort level. With breathtaking panoramic window to enjoy the views along the way to or from Machu Picchu, it gives you a unique experience of traveling. There are services of air conditioning as well as heating.
    • Vistadome: With it’s spectacular design, the service is comfortable for people looking for an extra comfort. Its domed roof is covered with windows allowing an astonishing panoramic view of the sacred Valley and Urubamba canyon. It is comfortable, fast and leaves once a day. The passengers on board enjoy shows with dancers, music and a meal with great customer service. Our packages are not just known for adventure and hiking but also for leisure and relaxation.
    • Belmond Hiram Bengham: The readers of Conde Naste traveler UK voted Belmond Hiram Bengham as the best train in the world. It is one of the most luxurious trains in the world. It will take you to a journey full of amenities and first class services. The train has total 4 wagons- two dining wagons, a bar wagon and a kitchen wagon. It has free bar, live Peruvian music shows, hostesses and almost anything that you crave in board. It offers breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on the schedule you choose for yourself.
  • Machu Picchu Rules and Regulations

    There are several new rules and regulations that you need to observe to make your Machu Picchu tour enjoyable. As per January 1st 2019 important changes brings into play with the idea to preserve and protect the complex.

    The main changes have to do with time schedules and duration of staying. Bellow are the summary of the most important changes

    • Those who visit for the first time, must enter with a guide.
    • Each walking circuit within the citadel has a specific beginning and end.
    • The duration of staying are reduced to a maximum of 4 hours.
    • There are 9 different entry schedules.
    • Re-entry will not be allowed without obtaining a second permit.

    Machu Picchu permits are available on a limited basis. It is therefore important to book them to guarantee an opportunity to visit Machu Picchu, especially during the busy tourist periods, these are Easter, May to October and Christmas to New Year’s Day. All fees and deposits in relation to visiting the historic sites are non-refundable and not transferable without exception.

  • Frequently asked questions

    What type of accommodations are included in the tour?

    Aguas Calientes is the only town near to Machu Picchu. Due to it’s high demand, this place is usually crowded by tourists. So hotels are also high in demand. We use a 3.5 star hotel- Tierra Viva. It has amazing reviews on Trip Advisor and is known for it’s excellent service and hospitality. If you are joining our trips, you’ll be offered roomy camping tents. If you are joining are off the beaten path tours, we provide you the service of best available accommodations and in most of the cases they are guest houses or a basic hostel.

    How long in advance do I need to book a trip?

    Machu Picchu is one of the most visited places by the tourists as millions of people wish to see this place every year. You must book your Machu Picchu trip at least 6 months prior to your trip

    Do I need passports?

    The only document available to book your Machu Picchu trip is your passport, even the slightly mistake introducing your detail at the moment of purchasing your entry permit with incur in denying your entry to the park and to the Inca Trail.

    Do I need passports?

    Your passport is the only document required for our trips. A slight mistake in your identification documents at the time of buying your permit leads to a hassle in entry to the park.

    Can I climb Huayna Picchu Mountain?

    You are definitely eligible to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain. However, if you are scared of heights, we strictly recommend you to avoid it. The minimum age for hiking on Huayna Mountain is 9 years but the children should be accompanied by adults. The full responsibility of any accident is on you. Huayna Picchu consist of 400 spaces. The hike is divided into 2 shifts- each shift of 2 spaces. Hiking permits of Huayna Picchu are in high demand. This permit is not included in the price of our Machu Picchu trips packages.

    Which are the other hikes available other than Huayna Picchu?

    Another wonderful spot for hiking is Montaña Machu Picchu. This Mountain is higher and longer to climb than Huayna Picchu bus is less demanding. The permits for the entry is limited to only 400. It is also divided into two shifts.

    Inti Punku is also a good option for hiking. Hiking to this place is free of charge.

    Are the permits to climb Huayna Picchu and Montaña included in the trips?

    No, the permits are not included in the trips packages. However, the prices vary according to the tour you choose. For these two options, our Inca trail tour price for climbing Huayna Picchu or Montaña is $80 per person. For other tours except Inca trail, the price is $20.

    Can I visit Machu Picchu with my kids?

    If you want to accompany your kids with you, you can absolutely take them with you to visit Machu Picchu. There’s no specific age to enter Machu Picchu. You just have to pay an entry fee if your kid is 7 or above 7 years of age.

    Are there discounts for families and groups?

    If you are traveling in a group of four or above, there are exciting discounts for you.

    What kind of food is served in the tour?

    As described by our clients, the food is delicious. We also take you to eat in some good restaurants. We take you to the hygienic restaurants offering good service and healthy food.

    Do you accommodate vegetarian, vegan or kosher food?

    Yes, let us know if you have any specific requirements.

    Who can participate in your tours?

    For some tours, you need to be physically fit in order to participate. This is specially for hiking tours at high altitudes. If you want to take part in multi-sport trips, you should know how to swim and bike.