Machu Picchu Historical Tour

Step into the rich history of Machu Picchu with our customized historical tours, seamlessly integrated into your personalized travel package to Peru. Exploring Machu Picchu is a multisensory adventure; as you traverse this sacred site, you’ll experience a symphony of sensations. Ancient ruins merge with the harmonious sounds of nature, and history whispers through the winds, deepening your connection to this captivating site.

Beyond the tangible, Machu Picchu offers profound moments of connection. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Inca civilization with our expert local guides, whose narratives illuminate the site’s historical significance.

As a leading travel agency from Singapore, we specialize in crafting personalized journeys that offer immersive experiences at Machu Picchu and its surroundings. We extend your tours beyond the citadel, giving you options to explore adjacent mountains such as Huayna Picchu, Huchuy Picchu, and Machu Picchu Mountain, or venture further into the Sacred Valley for a deeper understanding of this ancient civilization.

Prepare for an extraordinary journey as we guide you through the secrets and splendours of Machu Picchu, revealing its historical importance against the stunning backdrop of the Andean landscape.

Tailor-Made Historical Tour to Machu Picchu

Understanding Your Needs

Identifying your interests is crucial for trip customization. We initiate the process with a video call, during which we share insights about the destination and experiences offered, helping you gain clarity on your preferences.


With an understanding of your needs, our Travel Specialist crafts a personalized itinerary tailored to your preference, encompassing a range of handpicked experiences, activities, accommodations and private guide.

Pre-Trip Briefing

Before departure, we’ll meet to give a final overview and share essential contact information and preparations needed for your journey, ensuring you’re well-equipped for a remarkable travel experience.

Best Experiences in Machu Picchu

Experience the highlights at Machu Picchu and discover some of the most popular extensions in the area with our customized historical tours, tailored specifically for your visit in Peru.

Machu Picchu Citadel

Perched atop the Andean Mountains, Machu Picchu historically served as both a royal estate and a religious sanctuary. Notable sites within the citadel include the Intihuatana, a ritual stone linked to astronomical alignments; the Temple of the Sun; and the Room of the Three Windows, all showcasing Incan architectural and spiritual practices. The site also features agricultural terraces, demonstrating the Incas’ agricultural and engineering skills in challenging terrain. Visitors to Machu Picchu develop a deep appreciation for Inca civilization and its archaeological legacy, with expert guides enhancing the experience by bringing to life the history and daily routines that happens at this dramatic location.

Hiking Huayna Picchu Mountain

Towering majestically above the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, the taller peak known as Huayna Picchu, or “the nose of the male’s face,” offers a vantage point that beckons adventurous souls to undertake an exhilarating ascent. Known as ‘Young Peak’ in Quechua, it offers a challenging yet rewarding hiking experience. The trail winds through lush Andean cloud forests, adorned with vibrant flora and fauna along the way. As you ascend, the panoramic views grow increasingly breathtaking, revealing the sprawling terraces and enigmatic ruins of Machu Picchu below. Upon reaching the summit of Huayna Picchu, you are greeted with the grandeur of the Andean peaks stretching to the horizon.

Hiking Huchuy Picchu Mountain

Huchuy Picchu Mountain, the leftmost peak often likened to the ‘chin of a male’s face’ due to its shape, offers a less crowded alternative for exploring the stunning landscapes of the area. Accessible via a shorter and less strenuous hike than its famous counterpart, Huayna Picchu, it is ideal for visitors who prefer a more relaxed experience. Despite being a quieter route, it offers magnificent views. With fewer foggy conditions, you’re more likely to capture clear, picturesque photos. From its summit, enjoy expansive panoramic views of both the citadel and Machu Picchu Mountain.

Hiking Machu Picchu Mountain

For seasoned hikers, ascending the Machu Picchu Mountain is highly recommended. Rising prominently above the citadel, these peaks offer a less crowded route compared to Huayna Picchu, providing a more serene hiking experience. The challenging ascent rewards hikers with breathtaking panoramic views of the entire ancient city and the surrounding mountainous landscape, including Salkantay’s snow-capped peaks. This vantage point not only offers exceptional photo opportunities but also a moment of tranquillity away from the main tourist paths, making it a memorable part of any Machu Picchu visit.

Inca Bridge

Visiting the Inca Bridge at Machu Picchu offers a unique glimpse into Inca engineering and their strategic military techniques. This narrow bridge, built into a sheer cliff face, served as a secret entrance for the Inca army. Accessible via a short walk from the main site, it provides visitors with not only a sense of adventure but also stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The path to the bridge is less travelled and allows for a quieter moment to appreciate the ingenious craftsmanship of the Incas. It’s a must-visit for those interested in the less explored aspects of Machu Picchu’s vast historical site.

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FAQ on Machu Picchu Historical Tour

The best time to visit Machu Picchu is during the dry season, from May to October, which is also the peak period. During these months, you can expect sunny days, clear blue skies, and cool nights, making it ideal for hiking the surrounding peaks and exploring sites like the Inca Bridge, where wet conditions can make paths slippery. This weather provides an optimal experience for enjoying the breathtaking landscapes and outdoor activities that Machu Picchu has to offer.

The most comprehensive tour within the compound typically lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours, covering most key sites. However, the local government prescribes this routes for crowd control purposes, and it omits a few significant sites within the citadel. It is also important to note that there are time limits for each chosen route.

To fully explore the area, we recommend allocating at least 1 full day to experience 2 routes, ensuring you see all the key sites. If you plan to hike one of the mountains, consider setting aside a day and a half in total to allow ample time for exploration.

Our Peru Travel Specialist will be able to recommend the best options tailored to your travel schedule and interests during the trip planning process.

Yes, there are shorter routes at Machu Picchu that take approximately one and a half hours to tour, and rest areas are available along the way for short breaks as needed.

Machu Picchu, a world-renowned attraction, draws many visitors, especially during peak seasons. For a quieter visit, consider traveling between November and April. However, be aware that this period coincides with the rainy season. While you may benefit from lush landscapes and lower hotel rates, be prepared for the possibility of compromised views due to gloomy weather conditions.

If you’re planning to travel during peak season, it’s best to start customizing your trip with us 8 to 10 months in advance. This is crucial because Machu Picchu limits the number of daily visitors, and various routes have specific quotas and timings. Tickets for hikes to surrounding peaks are even more limited and the best routes and times often sell out up to 4 months in advance. Booking your customized tour early ensures we can secure the necessary tickets for your experience.

Moreover, booking flights early can also lead to significant savings. If your travel date is approaching soon, we recommend arranging a video call with our Peru Travel Specialist. This allows us to quickly understand your travel preferences and needs, making the planning process more efficient than through email.

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