Follow in the footsteps of the Spanish Conquistadors and early 20th Century explorers as you cross the high Peruvian Andes in search of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Inca.
The trek route departs from the bustling colonial mountain town of Cusco and winds its way through breath-taking mountain passes, past sacred mountains and on through humid jungle trails to reach the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu.
The city is set upon a ridge over the Urubamba Valley, deep within the jungle-covered mountains north west of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Machu Picchu trips are nothing if not eventful – a trek over the high pass of Salkantay Mountain is a truly remarkable experience, which crosses a diverse range of terrain along the way. The final reward for trekking Machu Picchu is a firsthand experience of an impeccably preserved ancient city, on par with the Great Pyramids of Giza in terms of beauty and architectural achievement.
You can extend your stay in Peru either by yourself or in an organised group. Here are the extension trips offered by our friends at Choose a Challenge:
- Solve the mystery of the Nazca lines
- Hang out in the party capital of Peru- Cusco
- See Lake Titicaca
- Go surfing in Manorca
If you would like to find out more about these, you can contact Choose a Challenge here or by calling them on 0131 454 3420.