Perhaps the most famous example of Incan ruins and the most-visited attraction in Peru, Machu Picchu is an iconic destination. Experience an unforgettable hike with the Machu Picchu travel experts at Ker & Downey.
American explorer Hiram Bingham officially rediscovered the Incan Citadel in 1911. In addition to being on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the well-preserved site has been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
You can reach the Citadel via the luxurious Hiram Bingham train, the large-windowed Vistadome train, or by hiking the Inca Trail. Those interested in a longer hike or horseback adventure might prefer the less populated Salkantay trail on a lodge-to-lodge trek. Regardless of which option you choose, your reward is a stunning and unique glimpse of a lost empire.
Consider a hike to Huayna Picchu, the second hill, to view Machu Picchu from above. Only 400 hikers are allowed per day so be sure to inform your Ker & Downey designer if this is of interest.
Your private guide will ensure you avoid the crowds and can tailor your experience to your interests and activity level. Stay near the park’s entrance at Belmond’s Sanctuary Lodge or opt for the lush surrounds of Inkaterra’s Machu Picchu Pueblo.
Machu Picchu is known as one of South America’s most important archaeological sites. Your Ker & Downey travel designer is ready to design your trip of a lifetime to this magical locale.