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Machu Picchu

Tour of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Your tour of Machu Picchu will incorporate the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Tomb and the Intihuatana ('Hitching Post of the Sun' — best known these days for getting chipped when the makers of a television commercial dropped some equipment on it). Your guide will explain the many theories that exist for the positioning and function of Machu Picchu, including astronomical, defense, religious training and trade ideas.

Your route around the site should be discussed with your guide, who will advise on the best way to explore, hopefully avoiding some of the crowds. He/she will also be able to advise on how strenuous the tour will be.

Please note that tour with your guide will normally take around two to three hours.

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Other experiences in Machu Picchu

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Day hike (KM 104 Trail) to Machu Picchu

    Day hike (KM 104 Trail) to Machu Picchu

    Day hike (KM 104 Trail) to Machu Picchu

    A trek from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, arriving at the Inti Punku Sun Gate for an unforgettable view of Machu Picchu.

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Experience it for yourself

You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.