How to Plan the Perfect Machu Picchu Tour
For most traveling to Peru, visiting Machu Picchu is a given, and it's a matter of how
to visit and where else to include in your tour of Peru.
The two different options for arriving to Machu Picchu are 1) hiking the Inca Trail
over 4 days or more, or 2) taking a panoramic train from Cusco, through the Sacred Valley
and either visit Machu Picchu the same day, or stay in Machu Picchu Village (Aguas Calientes) that allows you to arrive early before the crowds or even visit Machu Picchu twice, depending on the itinerary. Unless you're up for the trek, train/bus option is how the majority of travelers arrive to Machu Picchu.
We highly recommended that your tour itinerary include the lesser known villages and Inca fortresses of Ollantaytambo and Pisac in the Sacred Valley
and extra time in the navel of the Inca universe, Cusco
Combine Machu Pichu with other South American classics like Peru's Amazon Rainforest
, Lake Tititcaca
or even combine a trip to Peru with the Galapagos Islands