Selecting a Machu Picchu Hiking Tour
Machu Picchu is a hiking destination that gets a lot of backpackers and hikers. In fact, Machu Picchu is the most visited site in Peru. Many people will hike the trails leading to Machu Picchu using a tour.
Machu Picchu is located in the misty Andes mountains in Peru. It is one of the few major Incan sites remaining that were not destroyed by the Spanish. The best way to fully appreciate Machu Picchu is by taking a hiking tour.
Tourist have been taking Machu Picchu tours since 1911. Today, since there are many tourist companies, choosing the right one can ensure your hike lives up to your expectations.
Private or Group Tour
Decide if you want a group or private tour. A guided hiking tour with someone who is familiar with the area and the sites can improve your visit. If you are traveling with a group of friends or family, a group tour can make your hike much more enjoyable.
Which Trail to Hike
Trail guides are adept at determining which trail is best for your fitness level. Hiking to Machu Picchu requires several days of trekking, and a tour guide can point out where the hiking trail leads. There are several trails, and each takes a different amount of time to hike.
For people looking for an adventurous hike, a tour can take them through the Andes mountains to the archaeological site. The path along the Inca Trail will lead hikers to the Incan stone stairways. The path will continue to the Sun Gate where hikers can watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu.
Hikers can choose a 4-day or a 2-day tour depending on their physical condition. Knowledgeable tour guides can provide information about the Inca culture and guide hikers to interesting areas in Machu Picchu.