Machu Picchu Trips Offer Glimpse into Local Culture

Machu Picchu trips are a must for travelers with an interest in Peruvian and Incan culture. From the sweeping vistas and mysterious ruins to the authentic cuisine and native hot springs at the base of the mountain in Cusco City, a trip to Machu Picchu is unique and memorable. You will have a dedicated guide describing the wonders of Peru and the history of the Incan civilization. Plus, you will walk through the ruins and receive a greeting from the friendly alpacas. The cuisine included with your experience is authentically Peruvian and delicious.

Machu Picchu Trips Explore the Beauty of Peru

Lesser-known treks you can enjoy when booking your Machu Picchu trip include a complete experience along the Salkantay Trail. Rest assured, you’ll be trekking in safety with a knowledgeable guide who is equipped with a satellite phone. You’ll experience the natural wonders of the Peruvian Andes.  Additionally, the Sacred Lake at the end of the jaunt is an especially beautiful sight. This five-day trip includes an overnight stay in our Llactapata Campsite – right in front of Machu Picchu.

To experience where ancient Incas walked every day, try a gentle hike to the Inca site called Puca Pucara. Enjoy spectacular views of two valleys. The Incan capital, Cusco, features stunning mountain views. You will learn about the Incan society at the site, as well as their conquest by the Spaniards. Follow the path through two different Incan site ruins, and then look on your left for a beautiful landscape of mountains and farmlands. You’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and peaceful respite at Queullacocha Lake. The lake is between the mountains and the land is covered with tough, Andean grass (called Ichu). It may be possible to see a variety of bird life, such as Andean Geese, Lapwings, Partridges, among others.

While you’re in Peru, don’t skimp on smaller excursions, including camping, visiting lesser-known Incan sites, and seeing all the glorious scenery. The peace of the Andes, breathtaking flora and fauna, and even a chance to meet friendly llamas, all await you in Peru.

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