Find Your Next Vacation

Machu Picchu

Built around 1400, Machu Picchu is one of the world's most impressive historical sites. Located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, at 8,000 feet above sea level, the "City of the Incas" was mysteriously abandoned and forgotten for centuries until local farmers led Yale University historian, Hiram Bingham, to the site in 1911.

Today, there are about 140 structures standing in Machu Picchu, despite the passage of time. In an amazing feat of engineering, the Incas constructed their buildings with carefully carved stones held together by gravity alone -- no mortar was used. Machu Picchu also features imaginative agricultural terraces built with topsoil hauled from the valleys below to grow crops, as well as a complex irrigation system that delivered fresh spring water from structure to structure.

Perched in a magical setting among the magnificent, snow-capped Andes, Machu Picchu is not only one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, as voted in a worldwide Internet poll, but a timeless symbol of the Incan people and a must-see for anyone planning a trip to Peru.


Limited-Time Offers on Machu Picchu Vacations!
  • G Adventure: Save up to 25% off tours. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Globus: Flash Sale! Save an extra $200 per couple off select vacations. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires June 24. Click here.
  • Lux Gold: Save $200 per couple off trips. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Costsaver: Save up to $400 per couple off airfare on vacations. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Trafalgar: Save $200 per couple off trips. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Intrepid: Save up to 35% off trips. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Insight: Save $200 per couple off trips. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Trafalgar: Save up to $400 per couple off airfare on vacations. Click here.
  • Cosmos: Save $150 per couple off many tours. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $1,500 per couple on cruises worldwide. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires July 1. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save 10% off 2025 river cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Lux Gold: Club Bon Voyage Discount! Past guests of Luxury Gold save an additional 5% off select vacations. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • Insight: Save up to $400 per couple off airfare on vacations. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Lux Gold: Save up to $400 per couple off airfare on vacations. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save up to $4,000 per couple on a wide selection of 2024 sailings. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Cosmos: Flash Sale! Save an extra $100 per couple off vacations. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires June 24. Click here.
  • Globus: Save $150 per couple off many tours. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Costsaver: Save $200 per couple off trips. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Avalon: Travel with Avalon Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $100 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent trip with Avalon or its sister brands Globus and Cosmos. Click here.
  • Cosmos: Travel with Cosmos and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $100 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent trip with Cosmos or its sister brands Globus, Avalon Waterways and Monograms. Click here.
  • Globus: Travel with Globus and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $100 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent trip with Globus or its sister brands Cosmos, Avalon Waterways and Monograms. Click here.
  • G Adventure: Save up to 25% off last-minute deals. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.