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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 + Reserva Amazonica 2020-2021 10 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration 2021 15 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  River Cruise Uniworld Deluxe Dates and Prices
Scenic Peru with Machu Picchu 2021 10 Lima, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley 9 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Peru 2021 8 Lima, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon with the Nazca Lines 2023 13 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  River Cruise Avalon Deluxe Dates and Prices
Machu Picchu By Luxury Train 10 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctica in Depth with Highlights of Peru 2021 (Lima to Buenos Aires) 22 Lima, Peru  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Expedition Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Peru Explorer (Private Tour) 9 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Walking in the Andes (Private Tour) 9 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wonders of the Galapagos & Machu Picchu 12 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Lima, Peru  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Peru: From Lima to Lake Titicaca 2020-2021 10 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Empire of the Incas: Peru & Bolivia 2021 12 Lima, Peru  La Paz, Bolivia  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discover the Gal├ípagos & Peru with the Amazon 2021 20 Lima, Peru  Quito, Ecuador  Expedition Avalon Deluxe Dates and Prices
Peru: From Lima to Lake Titicaca 2021 10 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Peru Explorer 9 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
11 Day Deluxe Peru 2021 11 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Gate 1 Deluxe Dates and Prices
Machu Picchu (Private Tour) 2 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Independent A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon with Gal├ípagos Cruise 2023 18 Lima, Peru  Quito, Ecuador  River Cruise Avalon Deluxe Dates and Prices
Hidden Galapagos & Peru 2021 (BBC Earth Journey) 16 Lima, Peru  Guayaquil, Ecuador  Expedition Tauck Deluxe 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.