Dwarfed by mighty peaks covered in a perpetual mantle of snow and the massive stone walls of ancient forts and temples, our Sacred Valley and "lost city" of Machu Picchu tour offers a rare glimpse into the soul of the Andes. International Expeditions Machu Picchu travel is your opportunity to explore ancient cities and be enveloped in a vibrant, lost culture that still lives in our imaginations. From the sheer sides of the Andes to sacred valleys, your Machu Picchu tour encompasses a historic area still shrouded in mystery, a place where modern man can experience the essence of life and a history stretching across the centuries.
Drawing on three decades of travel to Peru, International Expeditions has built an itinerary anchored by both guided and private Machu Picchu and Cusco tours. Absorb the history and mystery still surrounding this ruined citadel, with time to wander the ruins privately or hike to the Sun Gate.
During your Machu Picchu and Cusco tour, you will visit many Inca sites scattered throughout the Sacred Valley, including Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman and the Koricancha Sun Temple. This comprehensive look at Inca and Spanish archaeology is enhanced by knowledgeable Machu Picchu travel guides.
Along with time to absorb the unique tapestry of life in the Sacred Valley and Cusco, travel to bustling Indian markets - social centers where locals gather to buy and sell food and handicrafts; visit a local family for a private weaving demonstration; and even sample traditional Peruvian fare.