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Wonders of the World

Machu Picchu

The highlight of a trip to Peru for many visitors, a Machu Picchu adventure is an experience you won’t forget. Named as one of the seven new wonders of the world, and a UNESCO heritage site, it’s worthy of its place on traveler’s bucket list.

How to Visit Machu Picchu

There are many ways to experience the Inca archaeological site, and Good Life Expeditions offers day trips to Machu Picchu with a private guide, as well as multi-day trekking adventures that culminate at the impressive Inca citadel.

Apart from some local farmers, most of Peru and the rest of the world were clueless about Machu Picchu’s existence, until the site was ‘rediscovered’ by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. It’s still shrouded in mystery and intrigue, with many different theories on what purpose it served.

Today you won’t have any trouble finding the site for your Machu Picchu adventure. It’s easily accessible by train to Aguas Calientes, the small town at the base of the archaeological site. We can arrange day trips to Machu Picchu from the Sacred Valley or Cusco, or spend the night in one of our carefully selected Aguas Calientes hotels, to maximize your time at the ruins.

With temples, burial sites and terraces showcasing impressive engineering techniques, there is much to explore within Machu Picchu. Good Life Expeditions can also arrange for you to hike up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain – both offering impressive views of the citadel below.

Local Guides and Adventures at Machu Picchu

For an odyssey of a Machu Picchu adventure, we work with the best local guides to offer incredible multi-day trekking adventures. From the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and the lesser-known Ausangate and Salkantay routes, there are treks to suit all budgets and levels of hiking experience.

However you decide to visit Machu Picchu, Good Life Expeditions will ensure you have a memorable trip of a lifetime. Get in touch with our experienced travel team to start planning your Machu Picchu adventure.


Hotels

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Ultimate hotel bragging rights – this luxury hotel is located right at the gates to Machu Picchu – giving guests the privilege of avoiding the early morning queues for buses…

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

One of our favorite Machu Picchu hotels, you won’t believe that this beautiful property is right on the edge of bustling Aguas Calientes, the gateway town to Machu Picchu. Here’s…

Sumaq

One of the finest Machu Picchu hotels, Sumaq offers luxurious accommodation, excellent service and the perfect locations to access the famed ruins of Machu Picchu – top of most travelers’…

El Mapi

Conveniently located in the heart of Aguas Calientes, this popular and stylish hotel offers the perfect base for exploring the wonders of Machu Picchu, with the bus to the archaeological…

Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu

Located in the heart of the bustling and chaotic Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu, is this simple and friendly hotel – a great economical choice…

From Our Happy Travelers

Good Life Expeditions prides itself on crafting unforgettable journeys for travelers from around the world. Don't believe us? Hear it from the travelers themselves!

I would recommend Good Life Expeditions. Everything was taken care of for me and it was nice to not have to worry about much. USA – Machu Picchu, Peru – 1/17/2015

- Cassandra Garcia

EVERYTHING it was all incredible. Puma was our tour guide, he is great. The TRAIN was breathtaking. I would recommend GLE it was overall a wonderful experience. USA – Machu Picchu, Peru – 4/7/2015

- Rylee Bennett

The overall experience with GLE was good, I had fun. USA – Baños, Ecuador – 3/28/2015

- Alexandra Sarris

I would recommend Good Life Expeditions to others because it was very simple and I did not have to worry about anything – they had all the transpiration and guide and money sorted out for me. USA – Machu Picchu, Peru, 3/14/2015

- Lauren Truwit

The hiking and views were incredible. I really liked trying different foods as well. The transportation was great. The tour guide was friendly and personable. I would recommend GLE. The guides are really friendly and catered to our personal interests. USA – Baños and Pailon del Diablo Waterfal, Ecuador – 4/7/2015

- Priyanka Pitroda

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