One of the world’s most popular archaeological sites, and the destination for many travellers each year, Peru’s famous Machu Picchu is a bucket-list item for adventurers around the globe. But a holiday in Machu Picchu and the surrounding areas is quite different to other vacation options; unless you’re catching the train to the summit, you’ll have to trek via either the Inca Trail or the Quarry Trek – neither of which is a walk in the park. Quite the opposite, in fact. You’ll spend days on end trekking through challenging terrain, and reaching altitude that will both figuratively and literally take your breath away. But this ancient site that remained hidden from the outside world until it’s discovery in the twentieth century is well-worth the physical challenge you’ll go through to get there.

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Top reviews on Machu Picchu holiday reviews

A holiday in Machu Picchu is not for everyone, as it takes some hard physical effort to make it to the site itself (unless you are able to book an itinerary that utilises the train transfer). So if you’re considering taking on the challenge, take a look through our top reviews of Machu Picchu holidays below.

Our trips score an average of 4.63 out of 5 based on 62 reviews in the last year.

Classic Peru, April 2017

Claire Dennis

Classic Peru, April 2017

Nicholas Keefe

Classic Peru, April 2017

Kevan Ross

Classic Peru, April 2017

Rosalind Drummond

Classic Peru, April 2017

Brian Dennis

Classic Peru, April 2017

Ruby Brown

Classic Peru, March 2017

Fran Rayce

Classic Peru, March 2017

Jack Rayce

Classic Peru, March 2017

Fiona Draper

Classic Peru, February 2017

Mary Whincup

Classic Peru, February 2017

Peter Whincup

Classic Peru, December 2016

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