On 24th July Machu Picchu celebrates a very special occasion - it will be 100 years since the explorer Hiram Bingham discovered this incredible Inca city, hidden high in the Andean Mountains of Peru.
Machu Picchu - one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World
For many travellers a visit to this iconic site is the undeniable highlight of any adventure holiday to Peru. Whether it is at the end of the challenging Inca Trail when hikers watch the sun rise over the citadel from the Sun Gate for that postcard shot or after the dramatic train journey up from Cusco through the beautiful Urubamba Valley or at the end of the stunning Lares Trek where trekkers travel up from Aguas Calientes to enjoy the site ahead of the majority of daytrippers...It is truly one of the world's greatest sights.
Join the Festivities!
Many festivities are planned throughout July including a son-et-lumière show and operatic concert. If you'd like to see Machu Picchu during its anniversary month a number of our adventure holidays to Peru are still available during July. PLUS we have limited space on select departures which actually arrive at Machu Picchu on the anniversary date of 24th July itself! These tours will trek to Machu Picchu using the stunning Lares Trek.
This is an exceptional alternative to the Inca Trail with the added bonus that you will see very few trekkers. Venturing further off the beaten path, this trek winds its way through remote rural villages and provides stunning views across the Andes Mountains. Along the way you can mingle with local families, llama herders and weavers, renowned for their brightly coloured hats and ponchos. The trek is of a similar level of difficulty as the Inca Trail, reaches a slightly higher altitude (4350m) and also culminates in a visit to Machu Picchu.
Tour price from USD 1095 for 6. Plus a local payment of pp
Valid From: January 1, 2013
Tour price from USD 2612 for 20. Plus a local payment of pp
Tour price from USD 2432 for 15. Plus a local payment of pp
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