Peru

Editor Picks: The best Machu Picchu tours from Lima

by Paul Stafford  |  Updated October 27, 2017

One of the great wonders of the world, Machu Picchu was constructed in the 1400s for Incan emperor Pachacuti. During the Spanish Conquest it was abandoned and lay unknown to the outside world until 1911 when American historian Hiram Bingham came across it. Not surprisingly, it features on the wish list of many travellers. Being remote and at an altitude of 2,430 metres, some people are put off making the trip.

Increasingly, tours are becoming the favoured option for travellers. While there are a multitude of operators who run tours from nearby Cusco, there are a couple of great longer tours that run from Peru’s capital city Lima. Here are five of the best based on price, itinerary and reviews from past clients.