The Ultimate Peru Tour – Discovering the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

Published on June 10, 2017 by IBMT

Peru takes everyone back in time – there is immense historical importance, unbelievable natural scenery, and a culture that’s unique in the world. This is the land of the ancient Inca people, and today, it’s the ultimate South American tourist destination. From the Andes Mountains, to the Inca Trail, to Machu Picchu, this is truly an incredible country.

With IBMT, a Peru Tour provides a highly organized experience that allows travelers to witness the Peruvian way-of-life up close. The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu is simply a journey back to the ancient times of Inca civilization. Like other IBMT excursions, the Peru Tour offers excellent accommodations, delicious local cuisine, and fabulous sights.

Discover The Inca Trail on a Peru Tour

The famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Camino Inca) actually consists of three trails. The Mollepata Trail is the longest, passing through different mountain environments, including the “cloud forest” and the “alpine tundra”. Along the trail are many ancient Incan ruins before reaching Machu Picchu Mountain. The other two trails require higher altitude trekking, which may not suit every tourist (altitude sickness may present symptoms).peru organized tour

The Inca Trail has gained unprecedented popularity in recent years, and the government limits the number of hikers every season. As such, advance booking is necessary, as only 500 people in total are allowed to hike every day (this includes guides). The Inca Trail is by far the most famous hike in South America. It’s truly a life-changing experience – both demanding and awe-inspiring at the same time. And with IBMT, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Explore Machu Picchu on a Peru Tour

The final destination of the Inca Trail is Machu Picchu. Archaeologists believe that this was an estate built for the Inca Emperor Pachacuti. And while there is still open discussion about whether this should be referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas“, it is certainly the most notable icon of the Inca civilization. The estate was built around 1450 and then abandoned during the Spanish Conquest, and throughout the Spanish colonial period.

Machu Picchu is rooted in an incredible landscape between the Peruvian Andes Mountains and the Amazon Basin. It’s a World Heritage property that encompasses almost 33,000 hectares of mountain peaks and valleys. The Gate of the Sun (Intipunku), usually associated with the Inca Trail, is often planned for a dramatic dawn arrival (timed with sunrise). While the experience is well worthwhile, proper planning will ensure complete enjoyment.

IBMT – Organized Peru Tours That Are Simply Unforgettable

The Peru Tour with IBMT emphasizes the unique experiences of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. With superb accommodations and fine local food, IBMT organizes every aspect of the trip from Day One. For the traveller, there’s nothing much to worry about – expert travel representatives manage every detail, including domestic transfers, nightly accommodations, and daily tours.

IBMT has been organizing travel for more than 30 years – with the best hotels, the finest restaurants, and the most experienced local tour-guides. For more information about the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, call IBMT at 1.877.977.4268, or visit the website at www.ibmttours.com .

Testimonials

We recently returned from a IBMT Tour for our son’s Bar Mitzvah and we all agree that it was the best vacation that we have taken to date.  The tour was well organized and the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable.  The events that they include in the tour include everything “must see” in Israel and activities that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between.  The tour allows for activities for all ages and accommodates anyone who wants to do more or less than they have planned.  It is ...

Michael Rodney, Toronto, Canada

To Ornan and  IBMT Tours staff,

We just got back from tour with IBMT for our Bat Mitzvah Tour in Israel.

We are so glad we have chosen the right company for our tour as I can’t express my words of how wonderful this tour company was, starting before we left, the personal service they showed here back home and later the service in Israel with our great tour guide Natalie who was so informative on every place we went and what we saw. It was so wonderful to listen to a ...

Chana Pulvermacher, Brooklyn, NY - 2017

Ornan,

Thank you very much for the IBMT Bat Mitzvah tour we just completed.  We had a fabulous time & there were lots of special little parts from the tour that contributed to that.  The different experiences for dinner were very special, and I liked the variety of different types of sites/attractions.  Our tour guide Natalie was excellent, and I heard good things from the other group about their guide Liat.

Thanks again

Adam Waese, OSHAWA, ONT

9 Days Holyland Tour

Sara / Ornan,

I had a fabulous time on this tour and highly recommend it to anyone interested.  We had an especially knowledgeable guide with us Doron Hoffman who as a history major added so much more information and had a great demeanor.  I was part of an international group and made some new friends.   

Regards,

 

 

Janie Carpenter, US Embassy Moscow

Hi Ornan,

"Opting to celebrate our son's bar mitzvah this summer with IBMT is one of the best decisions we've ever made.  The itinerary took us to places around the country that I've never experienced on previous trips to Israel.  Experiencing our son's bar mitzvah atop Masada as opposed to a more rushed, crowded experience at the wall truly sets IBMT apart from other tour companies.  The professionalism of the IBMT staff both in North America and Israel was superb...everything was incredibly well organized and we were heartened ...

David M Zimmerman, Jericho, NY - 2017

Bar Mitzvah Tour in Europe

Hi Ornan

We just returned from our trip this afternoon. We had a wonderful time and our trip was seamless! All three guides were great and drivers were professional as well.
Thanks for putting together the Siddur. It will be such a nice memento.

One quick question-is there a way to forward  an additional tip on to Budapest guide Agi Antal? Is it best to deal with her directly or can I send you a check to be given to ...

Shayna Green and Eric Genin, Northbrook , IL

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