One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological sites in Peru, if not the Americas.
The Lost Incan City is situated on a mountain ridge north west of Cusco, 2,400 metres above sea level. It is a marvel of human engineering and a testament to the advanced level of Incan science and culture.
There’s something so special about this place and it really has to be seen and experienced to be believed. Our expert local guides will help you discover the citadel, exploring the best viewpoints and pondering the many questions about its mysterious past. As well as an in-depth private tour, we make sure you have some time to explore the ruins by yourself – you may even like to climb Huayna Picchu for an alternative view.
Machu Picchu can be reached from Cusco and the Sacred Valley by luxury rail services including the Vistadome and Hiram Bingham trains, or by hiking the famous Inca Trail. Our experts are here to help you choose the option that will suit you best on your luxury Peru tour.
When's the best time to go to Machu Picchu?
May to October are the driest months though the Citadel can be visited all year round.
What to do
- Explore the citadel
- Venture into the cloud forest
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