One of the 7 New Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is a dream travel destination for most. Soon enough, it can become your reality.
A magical land of discovery
INTRODUCTION TO MACHU PICCHU
Almost 600 years ago, native Incas built a sacred citadel on a mountaintop deep in the Andes Mountains of eastern Peru known as Machu Picchu. During the Spanish conquest less than 100 years later, it was mysteriously abandoned. For the next 300 years, Machu Picchu remained an Incan secret until it was rediscovered by Harvard University professor Hiram Bingham on an archeological expedition to Peru in 1911. As the most special and sacred site in Inca history and one of the most important archeological findings of our time, Machu Picchu was listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. Nobody truly knows why Machu Picchu was built atop a mountain hidden from view, what its main purpose was, or why exactly it was abandoned. However, we do know that this sacred citadel was built by some of the greatest architects in ancient history and that it was reserved for royal Incas who performed strange sacrificial rituals there.
Its combined beauty and mysticism have made Machu Picchu one of the most pictured places on Earth, but nothing compares to the magic of seeing its famous structures like the Temple of the Sun and Intihuatana Stone first-hand. To reach them, you first have to follow in the footsteps of the Inca Trail to the remote Andes and climb up a steep 400-meter-tall mountainside. While the hike is tough, it’s easily one of the most rewarding in the world. Or you can simply let the exclusive luxury Hiram Bingham train whisk you there. Our Machu Picchu destination experts are on hand to help you find your ideal path to Machu Picchu.
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Discover the magic and mysticism of the Inca at Machu Picchu, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Allow our Machu Picchu experts to guide you from Cusco all the way to the Sun Gate.
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MACHU PICCHU NEED TO KNOW
MAIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
Lima (LIM), Peru
LUXURY MACHU PICCHU TOURS FAQS
To get to Machu Picchu, Totally Latin America can arrange your travel logistics. You would typically fly into Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco, Peru. From there, they can organize transportation to your accommodation and provide options for reaching Machu Picchu.
Different ways to explore Machu Picchu are available through Totally Latin America:
- Guided Tours: Totally Latin America can arrange knowledgeable local guides to accompany you during your visit to Machu Picchu. They will provide insightful commentary and enhance your experience.
- Self-Guided Exploration: If you prefer to explore at your own pace, at Totally Latin America we can provide you with maps, guidebooks, and all the necessary information to navigate the site independently.
- Hiking Routes: Totally Latin America offers a variety of hiking routes to Machu Picchu, including the famous Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, and Inca Jungle Trek. We will handle permits, logistics, and provide support throughout your trek.
- Trains: One of the best ways for senior travelers with lower mobility levels to reach Machu Picchu is on the Hiram Bigham Express
Visiting Machu Picchu as a day trip due to time constraints and the desire to fully experience the site. They suggest spending at least one night in Aguas Calientes to make the most of your visit.
Luxury Hotels: We at TLA partner with luxurious hotels in the vicinity of Machu Picchu, providing high-end amenities, top-notch service, and stunning views. Some recommended options include the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, and Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel.
Boutique Lodges: We arrange stays at boutique lodges that offer exclusivity and unique experiences. These accommodations combine luxury with a closer connection to nature and local culture.
Machu Picchu is suitable for families, and Totally Latin America can assist in planning family-friendly activities and accommodations. We organize age-appropriate hikes, organize private guides, and ensure the safety and comfort of your family during the visit. Find out more on our Machu Picchu Family trips.
Machu Picchu is also suitable for senior travelers with the our assistance we tailor the itinerary to accommodate the physical abilities and preferences of senior travelers. We can arrange for transportation options that minimize physical exertion, recommend suitable hikes or alternative routes, and ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for seniors. Check out our blog for more details.