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).
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 .