Peru is the perfect place to take an adventure holiday – the country is home to some of the world's most beautiful scenery and significant historical discoveries.
The spectacular trek to Machu Picchu is among the most famous hikes in the world – and with good reason! This dynamic journey is perfect for those who are fascinated with ancient Inca culture – you can get a glimpse of how this mysterious civilisation lived and thrived thousands of years ago.
Get off the beaten track on the Inca Trail
The epic trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has been a favourite journey of travellers for years. And when you join the three-week Inca Trail holiday offered by Grand American Adventures, you will have the chance to get even further off the beaten track.
Your knowledgeable bilingual guide will take you to see the spectacular Colca Canyon, which boasts a gorge twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, as well as Lake Titicaca – the world's highest navigable lake. Located in the high plains on Peru's border with Bolivia, this lake community is home to a diverse group of friendly locals – you can take some time to learn abut their cultural traditions and shop for handicrafts created by regional artisans.
And of course, you'll also hike the Inca Trail itself. You'll begin your journey in Cusco, which is famous for its bright and bustling markets. You will need to spend a few days here to acclimate to the altitude before you begin your climb – and you're sure to fall in love with the welcoming atmosphere in this tight-knit community.
When it comes to Inca Trail tours, you have two options to consider – you can trek the traditional trail or you can opt instead to travel along the undiscovered Moonstone Inca Trail. Both hikes are led by an experienced guide who can provide you with plenty of information and insight into this fascinating region.
Along the way, you can also try plenty of optional activities – take a horseback ride over the Peruvian peaks, try mountain biking or rest your muscles at the natural thermal springs in Aguas Calientes. With so many adventures to try during your Peruvian break, get in touch with our team, who can help you with all your bookings.
And of course, no South America tour could be complete without the final arrival in Machu Picchu, where you'll be able to take in a spectacular sunrise over the famed Lost City of the Incas.
Preparing for your Machu Picchu trek
When you make your booking with Grand American Adventures, you can rest assured that we are with you every step of the way as you plan your Inca Trail holiday.
Our brilliant team is dedicated to ensuring you have a wonderful break – your tour leader will be fluent in English and Spanish and can offer any help you may need along your journey.
And while you'll need to bring along personal items, such as a sleeping bag, Grand American Adventures can help you with the rest. Your booking includes camping on the Inca Trail, a home stay with a local family at Lake Titicaca and the cost of a local flight between Cusco and Lima, so there won't be any hidden extras or surprises. We also keep our tour groups small – this ensures that while you get the cost saving that comes with group travel, you'll also receive plenty of personal attention. And of course, group travel means you may even make a new friend along the way!
When you decide to make your booking, we can offer step-by-step assistance whether you get in touch with us online or over the phone. You can check out the available Peru tours on our website or simply give us a call – we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Your holiday along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is bound to be the trip of a lifetime – get in touch with Grand American Adventures today to start planning your perfect Peruvian break.