Machu Picchu Trek: Options for How to Get There

Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most iconic sites, is always a dream destination for any person visiting Peru. The site is located deep in the heart of the Sacred Valley in southeastern parts of Peru and serves as one of the leading tourist attraction sites in South America. It is true that when visitors think about a Machu Picchu trek, they think of the popular Inca Trail as the only way to get there. However…

Different Ways to Experience a Machu Picchu Trek

There is no doubt that the Inca Trail is perhaps the most popular trail to Machu Picchu, arriving directly at Inca ruin via the famed Inti Punku or Sun Gate. However, this doesn’t mean that Inca Trail is the only way of arriving at Machu Picchu. You can also get to Machu Picchu by train, and Alpaca Expeditions offers you a perfect opportunity to experience the difference as you travel to this iconic tourist attraction site.

Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 2D/1N

This is an overnight excursion by train, and it is ideal for everyone,l whether you want to travel privately or in small groups. Although there is no trekking, there will be lots of walking around the ruins. Day one of the tour starts at Cusco then proceeds to Alpaca Farm, Pisaq Market, and finally Pisaq. The tour will kick off at around 7 or 8 a.m and guide you to our first stop at Alpaca Farm. The second day of your trip will start at Aguas Calientes Town then proceed to Machu Picchu by train before your journey back to Cusco.

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

Would you rather hike than take the train? Naturally, we have a variety of “alternative” treks (alternates to the traditional Inca Trail) that you can opt for instead. For example, our Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is perfect for those looking for a moderate, but challenging hike to enjoy the history, culture, hiking, and camping associated with traveling to Machu Picchu. This trek combines the beauty of the mountains with a cultural visit to two different villages, deep in the mountains. You can spend time learning about the culture and traditions of the locals, and perhaps join a game of futbol with the kids.

These are only two of the options for your Machu Picchu trek, but there are so many offered by Alpaca Expeditions that making it to Machu Picchu is highly accessible for all. Get in touch today for a trek that will surely take you back in history and give you a chance to learn about the Americas’ oldest city.


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