Machu Picchu

Peru's archaeological rock star

The world-famous ruins that have come to define Peru's tourism industry. Despite now drawing millions of visitors a year, the crowds can't dent the ruins' sheer scale and undeniable magnificence. You'll almost certainly pay a visit to Machu Picchu while in Peru, but don't let its rock star status overshadow the country's countless lesser-visited ruins and archaeological sites.

Machu Picchu travel guides

Download our travel guides and start planning your trip

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Our recommended experiences and activities

Machu Picchu trips

Suggested routes & itineraries from our experts

Explore Machu Picchu

Why Horizon Guides?

Expert travel guides

Our guides are written by the leading experts in their destinations. We never take payment for positive coverage so you can count on us for reliable and impartial travel advice.

Authentic experiences

We curate exceptional trips in underrated places, organised by the very best tour operators who live and breathe their destinations and are passionate about authentic, responsible tourism.

Give back to mother nature

We'll plant 50 trees for every trip booked via the Horizon Guides site in partnership with the International Tree Foundation, who carry out sustainable community forestry projects in Africa.