Are you trying to plan a trip that includes Machu Picchu in Peru? If so, to learn about the best guided tours to Machu Picchu read our guide for more facts and information…
Adios Adventure Travel provides a wide variety of tours to Machu Picchu for people travelling on a budget. The tour guides are local people. There are multilingual guides available. These tours include traditional or cultural tours, hikes and adventure treks to Machu Picchu. This tour company provides all components of your tour except for flights. Premium travellers also have the option of staying in the luxury accommodation of the Sanctuary Hotel in the Machu Picchu National Park. 4-5 day tours begin from $1000 per person.
There are also Archaelogical and Cultural guided tours one full day tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a full day tour to Machu Picchu, a tour to the Sacsayhuaman Park. This includes train tickets and accommodation. Special rates for this tour begin at US$687. This tour is available through Peru2Go.
There are hiking tours ranging from one to two weeks in duration. These range in price from US$2, 570 per person through Southern Explorations.
One can opt for independent tours in which a group of friends and family travel together with their own guide and so can make their own decisions regarding the itinerary. Such tours do not include fixed dates so they are also more flexible in that way.
Cusco to Machu Picchu
Of course, one does not have to purchase an entirely guided trip to Peru. It costs less to independently visit places, and only hire a guide at specific locations. For example, it is possible to have a guided tour on the Inca Trail from Cusco to the Machu Picchu ruins. The costs for this kind of tour usually begin at USD$599.99. Included in this are tents, food a cook trekking with you, permits, sleeping equipment, and porters to carry all of the equipment (personal luggage and backpacks not included). This is by far the most popular guided tour of Machu Picchu and only takes 4 days if hiked. You can make your booking through viator.com
There are shorter guided tours only 2 days in duration. The cost of this begins at USD$380. This particular trip includes the Winaywayna Archaeological Complex.
In order to hike this trail permits are needed, and so it would be best to get in touch with any one of the companies mentioned above to make the process easier. When getting in touch with these companies make sure to request an English speaking guide, otherwise they may assume you want a Spanish speaking guide.
In addition, when making your tour reservations make sure to enquire how many people are in each group with a guide. Some companies will book groups of up to 30 people, which can be quite unmanageable for some guides, and so the purpose of having the benefit of a knowledgeable guide would be lost.