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 4.73 out of 5 based on 116 reviews in the last year.

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Classic Peru, December 2017

Cindy Neufeglise-Ross

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Classic Peru, December 2017

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Lynette Wright

Classic Peru, December 2017

Melissa Oliphant

Classic Peru, December 2017

Nick Karakasch

Classic Peru, November 2017

Jane Mason

Classic Peru, November 2017

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