Visit Machu Picchu
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.
Top itineraries in Machu Picchu
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.
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.
Whether it’s lavish accommodation, exclusive tours or trips aboard the continent’s most luxurious trains, this itinerary showcases the very best of Peru, from its Incan treasures to its spectacular natural world.
Top places to stay in Machu Picchu
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.
Machu Picchu articles
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.
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