Peru

Editor Picks: The best Machu Picchu tours from Cusco

by Paul Stafford  |  Published February 27, 2018

Wonders of the world, both from the old and new lists (technically only the Pyramids at Giza remain of the old wonders), are understandably popular. Machu Picchu, built in the 1400s at an altitude of 2,430 metres, is no exception. Its location made it much easier to defend from early armies, although droves of travellers are the latest challenge to the settlement. That is why taking a trip there with a tour can guarantee you entry, given that numbers are restricted to limit impact to this majestic archaeological site.

There are a multitude of operators running tours from Cusco, which is the classic stepping stone for many travellers on their way to Machu Picchu. Itineraries vary, but for the fact that their goal is to take in the UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Here are three of the best based on price, itinerary and reviews from past clients.