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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

Inca Panorama (Without Inca Trail Trek) 12 Lima, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu (Friday Departure) 7 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
Grandeur of Peru 12 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Adventurer, Itinerary A (Without Inca Trail Trek) 24 Lima, Peru  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Peru and Galapagos Explorer 30 Lima, Peru  Quito, Ecuador  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
The Lares Trek 7 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Peru on a Shoestring 14 Lima, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Southern Divide 21 Lima, Peru  Santiago, Chile  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Peru 2019 12 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
10 Day Affordable Peru 2019 (Plan B Hotels, Friday Departure) 10 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
Signature Peru & Machu Picchu 9 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Classic Peru- For Solo Travellers 9 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Explore South America 42 Quito, Ecuador  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
The Explorer 2018-2019 (Itinerary A, With Inca Trail Trek) 18 Cuzco, Peru  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley 9 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Spirit of South America with Amazon & Nazca Lines 2019 21 Manaus, Brazil  Lima, Peru  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
11 Day Deluxe Peru 11 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Gate 1 Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultimate Inca Trail 8 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
9 Day Peru Inca Special (Plan A) 9 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
Explore Machu Picchu (National Geographic Journeys) 8 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted G Adventure Budget 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.