12 things to do in  machu picchu


things to do

This iconic trek takes you through stunning Andean landscapes and ancient ruins, leading to the breathtaking Machu Picchu citadel

Hike the Inca Trail


Visit traditional Andean villages, enjoy local cuisine, and discover Inca ruins on this full-day tour.

Explore the Sacred Valley


Learn about the history, architecture, and significance of this UNESCO World Heritage site with an expert guide.

Take a Guided Tour of Machu Picchu


Take the short but steep hike to this vantage point for breathtaking views of the citadel and surrounding mountains.

See the Sun Gate


This impressive stone structure was built to honor the Inca sun god Inti and features stunning architecture and engineering.

Visit the Temple of the Sun


For a challenging but rewarding adventure, hike up this steep mountain for panoramic views of Machu Picchu.

Trek to Huayna Picchu


The Inca used terracing to cultivate crops on steep mountain slopes, creating a beautiful and functional landscape.

Marvel at the Terraced Fields


This engineering marvel is suspended over a deep canyon and was used by the Inca to control access to Machu Picchu.

Explore the Inca Bridge


This restored building provides a glimpse into the daily life of the Inca, including their living quarters and ceremonial spaces.

Visit the House of the Inca


After a day of hiking and exploring, relax in the natural hot springs of Aguas Calientes, a nearby town.

Take a Dip in the Hot Springs


Browse the colorful markets of Aguas Calientes for unique handicrafts, textiles, and other souvenirs.

Shop for Souvenirs


From ceviche and lomo saltado to quinoa soup and coca tea, Machu Picchu offers a range of delicious and nutritious Peruvian dishes to try.

Sample Peruvian Cuisine


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