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Machu Picchu Vacations

Built around 1400, Machu Picchu sits in the Andes Mountains of Peru at 8,000 feet above sea level. The development was abandoned and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery in 1911, when local farmers led Yale University Historian, Hiram Bingham, to the site.

Most visitors reach Machu Picchu by train -- either the Backpacker train, the Vistadome, which offers panoramic views, or the luxurious Hiram Bingham. Another option is to hike the Inca Trail, an ancient 25-mile route winding through breathtaking mountain scenery.

Highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site include the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, an intricately carved rock likely used by the Incans as a sundial. Visitors who stay overnight can see the sun rise over the mountain peaks as the morning mist disappears to reveal glorious Machu Picchu.

Many escorted tours of Peru, which include accommodations, transportation, most meals and guided sightseeing, visit Machu Picchu. There are also independent vacations with hotel stays in multiple cities and, in some cases, local hosts to help you plan excursions to Machu Picchu and other Peruvian attractions.

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Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  
Vacations that visit Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu 2 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Machu Picchu By Train 2014-2015 4 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Tribute to the Incas: Cuzco & Machu Picchu 2015 (Private Tour) 5 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Tribute to the Incas (Join-in Tour) 5 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Independent SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Tribute to the Incas: Cuzco & Machu Picchu 2015 5 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Five Days in Peru (Privately Guided) 5 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Tribute to the Incas (Private Tour) 5 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Independent SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Five Days in Peru 2015-2016 (Privately Guided) 5 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Machu Picchu Express 2015 7 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu 7 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
The Inca Trail 2014-2015 7 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Affordable Peru (Join-in Tour) 7 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Independent Inca Discovery 2014-2015 7 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu 2015 7 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
Independent Lares Trek 2014-2015 7 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Inca Trail Express 2015 7 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Affordable Peru 2015 7 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Inca Trail Express 2014 7 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Peru: Ancient Civilizations (Join-in Tour) 7 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted SITA Deluxe Dates and Prices
Peru: Ancient Civilizations 2015 7 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted SITA First Class Dates and Prices
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* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.