Machu Picchu

iStock International
Machu Picchu — The spectacularly well-preserved, mid-15th-century Incan city of Machu Picchu lay lost in the mountains and hidden beneath a dense layer of vegetation until Yale archeologist Hiram Bingham introduced it to the world in 1911. Now, the dwellings, temples, and aqueducts are open to public exploration. Hike the Inca Trail or travel by train to walk in the footsteps of the mighty Inca rulers who, according to archaeological evidence, used this majestic area as a country retreat.

Why Go

For the spiritual experience of peering down into the Incan ruins from atop Machu Picchu.

Compare Rates to Machu Picchu

What's New in Machu Picchu


9 Signs That You Were Born to Travel

July 07, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

Most of us love to visit new places and try new things from time to time, but some of us were born to travel. Are you one of them? Here, ninesigns you were born ... Read More »


Seeing Machu Picchu: Book a Tour or Explore on Your Own?

March 06, 2014 by Darren Murph

Even if you've never been to South America, or left your hometown, you've probably heard of Machu Picchu: it was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, ... Read More »


5 Places to Experience the Summer Solstice

June 21, 2013 by Amanda Black

The summer solstice holds significance to many cultures, both old and new. For us, it simply marks the beginning of summer. But many religions have worshipped ... Read More »


40 Sweet Spots for Spring Value

March 20, 2013 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

In life, being in the right place at the right time is often due to serendipity, but in travel, it almost always is a result of good planning. To avoid crowds ... Read More »


Top 10 Sacred Places

March 28, 2012 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

Travel as a vehicle for spiritual transformation is hardly a new notion – seekers have practiced the act of pilgrimage as long as they've looked to the skies to ... Read More »

Sign up for the Top 25 Newsletter
to get exclusive weekly deals