Best Tours to Machu Picchu 

Are you looking for the best tours to Machu Picchu? You can travel to Machu Picchu in many ways; you can take a train and arrive 3 hours from Cusco or go hiking along the mountain for several days. Below is a list of the best and most popular tours to travel to Machu Picchu.

Best Hiking Tours to Machu Picchu

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The most popular itinerary is the 4 days and 3 nights; you will be hiking along the mountain through a cobblestone trail and camping in the middle of nowhere. The Classic Inca Trail starts at Km 82 in Ollantaytambo and finishes in Machu Picchu Citadelon day 4th. To be able to hike this trek, you must book far in advance-permits (some dates might sell out as far as 6 months in advance).

Ultimate Salkantay Trek

The second most popular hike to Machu Picchu, the Salkantay Trail, does not require permits; however, we recommend always booking in advance as we need to book Machu Picchu entries and train tickets. The earlier you book, the better shifts we can get. Most of Salkantay is a dirt route with beautiful mountains and cloud forest views and is relatively more difficult than Inca Trail.

Short Inca Trail

The Inca Trail Short Version 2 days 1 night starts at Km 104 on the railroad from Cusco to Machu Picchu; you must also book this tour in advance. However, they sell out slower than the more extended version. If the Classic Inca Trail is sold out and you still want to experience the Inca Trail, we recommend you hike the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which allows you to arrive at Machu Picchu through the sun gate.

Lares Trek

The famous Lares Trek – 4 days 3 nights will take you off the beaten path; you will be hiking in the most remote mountains visiting Andean villages, and interacting with local children. Lares is easier than Inca Trail and Salkantay Trek. Indifference to the other treks, Lares Trek is available all year round and recommended to hike even in the rainy season.

Best tours to Machu Picchu
The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Best Tours to Machu Picchu by Train

Machu Picchu Day Trip

The fastest way to visit Machu Picchu, you will be able to visit Machu Picchu is only one day from Cusco or the Sacred Valley. To complete this tour, you must start early from Cusco, around 5 am, board the train to Aguas Calientes, and board the bus to Machu Picchu to explore the citadel. The return to your hotel is on the same day, around 7.30 pm.

Overnight Machu Picchu Trip

Perfect trip for those who would love to spend more time traveling from Cusco, enjoy the views of the Sacred Valley, spend a night in Aguas Calientes town, and visit Machu Picchu very early the next day. This 2 days tour to Machu Picchu is perfect for families, seniors, couples, and solo travelers. 

Sacred Valley + Machu Picchu

This allows you to start in Cusco city, explore the best of the Sacred Valley (Awanacancha, Pisaq Inca Site, Pisaq market) as you travel to Ollantaytambo to board the afternoon train to Aguas Calientes and spend the night in a hotel. The next day, you will visit the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu very early and return to the Panoramic train.

Maras Moray + Machu Picchu

Similar itinerary to the Sacred Valley + Machu Picchu Tour, except we visit Chinchero, Moray, Maras, Salineras, and Ollantaytambo before going to Machu Picchu.

Inca Rail Train to Machu Picchu
Train to Machu Picchu

Best Luxury Tours to Machu Picchu

Luxury Inca Trail Trek

The Luxury Inca Trail tour 4 days 3 nights is the finest trek to Machu Picchu; you will hike the iconic Trail with luxury camping equipment, drinks available, hot showers, massage, gourmet food, lunch in Machu Picchu, and ride the luxurious Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco.

Machu Picchu Luxury Day Trip

Board the First Class Train to Machu Picchu and enjoy the Urubamba Valley's amazing views as you enter into the Cloud forest. You can travel comfortably, enjoy the view with cocktails, enjoy the gourmet meals on board, and visit Machu Picchu with a private tour guide.

Comfort Inca Trail Trek

Visit the potato park in Pisaq, explore Andean lakes, hike the Inca Trail Short Version, and arrive at Machu Picchu through the Sungate. Spend the nights at exclusive hotels in the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes. The Inca Trail 3 days and 2 nights comfort trips are available daily.

Best Luxury tours to Machu Picchu
Luxury Tours to Machu Picchu

Best Machu Picchu Packages From Lima

Ancient Kingdoms of Peru

Explore the Best of Lima, Ica, Nazca lines, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. This tour is available for 7 days and 6 nights. 

Best of Peru

Start In Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, Lake Titicaca, and Colca Canyon. This tour takes you to Peru's best and most famous destination in only 11 days.

Best Machu Picchu packages For Families

Best of Cusco Machu Picchu Tour 4D/3N:

View of the Urubamba River from Intipata – Inca Trail
View of the Urubamba River from Intipata – Inca Trail

With a complete package in Cusco, you can explore the best of Cusco and its surroundings, visit the Sacred Valley, travel to Machu Picchu, and return to Cusco in the panoramic trains.


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