Machu Picchu has existed from ancient times and was recently ‘discovered’ in 1911 by an American historian, Hiram Bingham. While in search for the legendary Lost City of the Incas he stumbled across the site, covered with thick vegetation which was later cleared to reveal the magical mountain top archaeological site. By 1915, archaeologists were able to conduct research on the site. There are many routes used to get to Machu Picchu which involve trekking and mountain climbing.
Ways to Machu Picchu - the famous Inca Citadel

Ways to Machu Picchu – the famous Inca Citadel


There are many ways to experience your Machu Picchu adventure tours. One way to get to Machu Picchu is the Classic Inca Trail, where one treks to Machu Picchu. When planning for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you need to hire services of a tour company which will cater for your permits and accommodation. There is a limited amount of people restricted to trek the Inca trail (including guides and porters). It is important to organize with a touring company for easy booking and acquisition of the permits. It offers an excellent display of the snow-capped Andes mountains and the ancient Inca way of life.

The Lares trek to Machu Picchu is also famous due to plenty of mountain scenery, waterfalls, and alpine lakes. The Lares Valley trek is adventure-filled and is sometimes known as the Weaver’s way or the Weaver’s Trail. It is a good way to experience the Andean culture; you will notice women and children wearing traditional clothes of bright red and other varying shades of red. You will also see children herding flocks of sheep, llamas, and alpacas. It is likely to see many local weavers and farmers, and depending on your tour you might interact with them, watch or involve yourself in the weaving action.

Ways to Machu Picchu - Huayna Picchu View

Ways to Machu Picchu – Huayna Picchu View

When planning for your Machu Picchu trip, travellers are advised to arrive a few days earlier at Cusco to acclimatize with the area. When you adapt to the area, you are less prone to altitude sickness when trekking the high altitude areas. Organize your tours with Green Peru Adventures for an unforgettable experience during your Machu Picchu adventure tours. Our tour guides know the area quite well and will take you through the amazing landscapes with snow-capped mountains. You just have to book with us early when you are planning to visit Machu Picchu.
Ways to Machu Picchu - the Guardians House

Ways to Machu Picchu – the Guardians House


We offer top-notch services to ensure that you are having a lifetime experience as you take your adventure hikes around Machu Picchu. You will have a ride on one of the most fantastic train lines and visit the hot springs to enjoy a natural warm bath. You will visit the Main Square, the Temple of the Windows, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Circular Towers and Burial grounds. For completion of your Machu Picchu tours, you can walk to Intipiku, the Sun Gate, which marks the traditional end of the Inca trail. After exploring Machu Picchu, you return to Ollantaytambo by train then to Cusco.