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Machu Picchu

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Introduction

Machu Picchu is an incredible site. This ancient Inca citadel is renowned the world over for its majestic setting, architectural excellence and sacred overtones. For those arriving at sunrise via the Inca Trail, the experience of gazing through the Inca Sun Gate above the ruins is mystical.

The rock-hewn ruins, terraces and stairways of the site straddle a high mountain range flanked by sheer drops to the Urumbamba Valley below. The scene is overlooked by the peak of Huayna Picchu and surrounding green jungle summits.

The nearby town of Aguas Calientes is the staging post for the final push to Machu Picchu for those arriving by train from Cusco and a fitting place to recover for those who brave the Inca Trail.

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Peru by Rail

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Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, highlights of any visit to Peru, are linked by rail via Cusco along some of the world's highest and most scenic tracks.

Discover the Amazon, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,230 pp

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Between stays in the depths of the world’s largest rainforest and trips to ancient cities you’ll experience the very best of Peru.

The Best of Peru: Colca Canyon, Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca

14-day tailor-made journey from £3,990 pp

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– Save up to £170 pp
Book by: 30 June 2018

Explore the very best of Peru's beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and fascinating culture on this tailor-made journey. Visit Lima, Arequipa, the Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca before heading to the Andes and the ancient sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

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Top itineraries in Machu Picchu

Peru by Rail

10-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £3,250 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £135 pp
Book by: 30 June 2018

Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, highlights of any visit to Peru, are linked by rail via Cusco along some of the world's highest and most scenic tracks.

Discover the Amazon, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,230 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £130 pp
Book by: 30 June 2018

Between stays in the depths of the world’s largest rainforest and trips to ancient cities you’ll experience the very best of Peru.

The Best of Peru: Colca Canyon, Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca

14-day tailor-made journey from £3,990 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £170 pp
Book by: 30 June 2018

Explore the very best of Peru's beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and fascinating culture on this tailor-made journey. Visit Lima, Arequipa, the Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca before heading to the Andes and the ancient sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

Mountain Lodges of Peru: Salkantay Trail

12-day tailor-made journey from £5,480 pp incl. flights

The Andes, the world's second highest mountain range that cuts like a jagged knife down the spine of South America, offers some of the best trekking on earth.

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Top places to stay in Machu Picchu

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu

Contemporary lodge

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge holds the unique and highly privileged honour of being the only hotel located adjacent to the iconic ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu

Contemporary resort

This member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges and the Small Luxury Hotels of the World brings you back to nature with luxury cottages set among animated verdure.

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Machu Picchu articles

Just back from: Chile and Peru

Our travel specialist Emma recently returned from a nine-day tour of Chile and Peru. Read her in-depth review for an insight into her spectacular trip as well as advice if you're planning your own tailor-made holiday.

Vintage travel posters that have stood the test of time

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