Choose Your Own Tours
Featured below are a variety of tours that we offer at Machu Picchu. It encompasses a range of experiences tailored to your interests. Whether you are more invested in immersing yourself in the rich Incan and Peruvian culture or the intense rigorous landscape of the Andean mountain range. When you work with us we will help tailor your custom itinerary around the specific tours and sites that you would like to see. Let us help make your dreams a reality with years of experience with managing tours in the Andean Mountain Range area.
The sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu is famous for its dramatic setting among spectacular peaks and lush cloud forest. Guided excursions are offered every day of the year. Departure from Cusco is by train, at 6am. It is possible to visit Machu Picchu and return to Cusco the same day as trains return to the city by 6pm. However, we recommend an overnight stay, so that the ruins can be enjoyed before and after the late morning and early afternoon crush of tourists. An exciting itinerary for extended visits is a trek from Machu Picchu to the Winay Wayna ruins.
The Sacred Valley of the Inca
This tour of the Sacred Valley includes the Inca Citadel at Ollantaytambo. This is a large site of ruins characterized by fine masonry, which includes terraces, canals, granaries, fortress walls, and the Temple of the Sun. The markets at Pisaq are also featured. Here you can purchase beautiful textiles, jewelry, and ceramics at bargain prices.
Rafting the Urubamba River
Daily departures of one or two-day white water rafting adventures on the Urubamba River. The Urubamba winds through a dramatic, steep canyon, draped in bromeliads and orchids. Class 3 rapids, with some spots increasing to Class 4 from November through March.
Arranged with a private guide, the ruins of Intiwatana Pisaca and K’alla Qasa demonstrate fine stone masonry. The agricultural terraces here are extensive and well preserved. The view of the Urubamba Valley from this site is magnificent.
Maras Salt Mines
Arranged with a private guide, a half day trek in the Sacred Valley to Maras. The salt pans here have been used for salt extraction since pre-Columbian time.
Piquillacta and Andahuaylillas
Arranged with a private guide, Piquillacta is the major pre-Inca ruin site from Cusco. Andahuaylillas is a colorful, traditional Andean village.
City tour and Sacsahuaman
This guided excursion is offered every day. It includes the most significant sites in and around Cusco City, such as the massive Inca sanctuary of Sacsahuaman, the amphitheater of Qenqo, the fortress of Pukapukara, the spring shrine of Tambomachay, the Cathedral of Cusco with its magnificent colonial art, and the Korikancha, which displays the best Inca stonework in the city. Walking tours only of Cusco city or full-day explorations only of Sacsahuaman National Park can also be organized on a private basis. Horseback riding from Cusco to Sacsahuaman is also possible with a private guide.
Willoj and Patacancha
Arranged with a private guide, we can do programs from 1-4 days to these remote, indigenous Andean communities located in the high zone of Ollantaytambo. A great experience for people who want to be immersed in the native Andean culture, off the beaten track of tourism.