In my expert opinion, no holiday to Peru is complete without a visit to see the ‘Lost City of the Incas’, better known as Machu Picchu.
I am originally from Peru and have visited Machu Picchu 90 times!! I have never got bored of returning there, because each time it is different and takes my breath away.
There are numerous ways to visit and depending on how much time you have, your budget and also your preferences, there is an option for all! Here are what I consider to be the top 3 ways to experience Machu Picchu…
Mountain Lodges of Peru
- 7 days / 6 nights
- 4 star lodge-based luxury trek
- All lodge accommodation, meals, wine at the lodges, porters, equipment + guided visit to Machu Picchu included
The Mountain Lodges of Peru trek is by far the most luxurious option. My colleague, Meike, did the trek a couple of years ago and we highly recommend it for anyone looking for adventure combined with the luxuries in life! Spend your days trekking through mountain passes before relaxing with a well-deserved hot shower, glass of wine and comfy bed in the evenings.
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The Inca Trail
- 4 days / 3 nights
- Basic camping trek
- All meals, drinks, porters, equipment + guided visit to Machu Picchu included
The Inca Trail is the classic way to see Machu Picchu and is popular with backpackers. It is the cheapest option for those wanting to combine adventure with a visit to Machu Picchu. Don’t expect luxury – you’ll be camping each night. However, you will definitely have an adventure!
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Overnight-trip from Cuzco
- 1 night
- 2 day-trip from Cuzco via rail
- Train tickets + guided visit to Machu Picchu included
This is a popular option, especially as many people are restricted by the amount of holiday time they have. The journey to Machu Picchu starts early in the morning, with a 4hr train journey from Cuzco to Aguas Calientes where you then take the final stage of the journey up to Machu Picchu. I always recommend staying a night in Aguas Calientes and then returning to Machu Picchu the following morning, to see it in the morning light, before heading back to Cuzco.