Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations in the world. Located in the Andes Mountains in Peru, this ancient Incan city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourists come from all over the world to hike Machu Picchu. There are many different ways and hikes for going to Machu Picchu, each with its unique benefits and challenges, and each route offers stunning views and unique challenges. As you hike your way to the ancient Incan ruins, be prepared for a journey you’ll never forget.
If you’re looking for a journey to Machu Picchu, look no further! The next 4 options that we will describe in more detail will take you to the old Inca city. You will have the opportunity to hike through challenging and diverse landscapes, and each one promises amazing views of the Incan ruins.
If you decide to study Spanish in Peru with us, then you could get these trips and you won`t need to worry about the quality of the tour. We know the market very well and work with a reliable Tourist Agency. Hiking to Machu Picchu is a bucket-list item, so why not start planning your trip today?
1. Machu Picchu tour by train 2 days / 1 night
The ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu is one of the most iconic tourist destinations in South America and for good reason. With its soaring mountain peaks, stunning Andean landscapes, and well-preserved ruins, a visit to Machu Picchu is a must for any traveler. Fortunately, getting there could be easy – just take a train from Cusco to the town of Aguas Calientes. This trip is from Cusco to the train station of Ollantaytambo, from where you will continue by train and go to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon. There you will meet your guide and receive all the travel details so you can visit Machu Picchu the next day. The option of the Machu Picchu tour by train is a very nice way to go to Machu Picchu. Visiting Machu Picchu is something very special and the magic of arriving very early to enjoy Machu Picchu without many people and see the sunrise is unforgettable. This option is also less tiring and therefore very suitable for travelers who do not want to do very tough trekking through the mountains before visiting Machu Picchu. You will be fully rested when you arrive and you can spend 2 days enjoying one of the seven wonders of the world.
2. The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days / 4 nights
The Salkantay trek is perfect for adventure seekers who want to experience a unique and challenging hike. It is one of the most popular hikes to Machu Picchu for a good reason but is considered one of the most challenging routes to Machu Picchu. On a five-day journey, you will cover 100 km and pass through some of the most beautiful parts around Machu Picchu. The journey winds through the Andes and offers spectacular views of the Peruvian landscape. Along the way, you will enjoy beautiful parts of the Andres Mountains, which makes it one of the best choices for travelers to get to Machu Picchu. On this spectacular trek with an altitude of about 4600 meters, you will hike along glacier mountains, beautiful blue lakes, waterfalls, rivers, and hot springs and walk through the Amazon jungle. You will also hike a part of the original Inca Trail to the Llactapata ruins, where you will have an amazing view of Machu Picchu. According to National Geographic, the Salkantay Trek is one of the 25 ‘World’s Best Treks’. No doubt you will have a great and unforgettable experience when you book this trek.
3. Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights
Are you looking for an adventure? Another great way to get to Machu Picchu. Is to go on a discovery tour with the Inca Jungle Trek. This is an adventurous tour and the most popular option for our students. What makes this tour so fun is the variety of exciting activities. You will do a part mountain biking (only downhill) and a cool zipline. In addition, for four days you will hike the most beautiful parts of the Andes mountains including a section of the famous Inca Trail. On this trek, you will pass nice sights like Inca ruins, coffee plantations, and refreshing natural hot springs. And finally, of course, you end up in Machu Picchu. You will have a lot of fun on this trekking which can be challenging at times. The Inca jungle trek is very suitable for those who want adventure.
4. 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
The 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a world-famous trek and an unforgettable experience. This trek is the most famous and also very popular among our students. The trekking is only more expensive than the other treks. And what can also complicate the planning is that you have to book the Inca Trail 6 months in advance. If you have a more limited travel budget and would like to have more flexibility in your travel plan, we recommend you choose one of the other options to Machu Picchu. During the Inca Trail, you walk a 45-kilometer path along the same path as the ancient Inca kings walked almost 500 years ago. On this trek, you will hike along with different landscapes, original paved paths and stairs built by the Incas, and many infamous Inca ruins. You finish the trip in Machu Picchu itself when you see this city shrouded in mist and then brought to life by sunrise. Only then will you realise how special this place is on top of the mountains. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Machu Picchu is an awe-inspiring destination for hikers and history buffs alike. Located in the heart of the Andes Mountains, this ancient Inca citadel draws visitors worldwide. If you’re planning a trip to Machu Picchu, be sure to add one of these trips to your itinerary. Depending on your travel plan and desires you’ll want to check out one of these ways to get there.
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