With it’s towering mountains and glaciers, lush Amazon jungle and of course rich Incan and pre-Incan history, Peru remains one of the most exotic travel destinations in the world. Machu Picchu is one of the 7 Wonders of the World, and rightfully so – the incredible stonework, high mountain top location and majesty make it one of the few places that lives to, and even exceeds, the hype.
KB Tambo can create for you a more enriching and exciting trip to Machu Picchu than anyone else, because we lived there for a very long time. We published the definitive trail guidebook there, and have made movies there. We love this part of Peru with all our heart, and we know all it’s secrets.
And, we’d like to let you in on a secret: Peru is actually every bit as amazing and beautiful as you may have heard. In addition to Machu Picchu, there are literally hundreds more other Inca sites, and many of them uncrowded or even empty. You don’t have to go far off the beaten path to have an original and unique experience at an Inca site, with local Peruvian families – if you know where to look. And we know where!
You can create your own adventure, or take one of the several trips that we have already hand-designed, our top picks:
7 Days Best of Machu Picchu – Hit all the cultural highlights of the Sacred Valley with a mix of well-rounded excursions and also lite physical activity, all in our most affordable trip to Machu Picchu. Visit Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Pisac, and much more.
Inca Trail alternative plus Machu Picchu – Avoid all the crowds on the Inca Trail and instead spend 5 days trekking to our favorite place in Peru, the sister site to Machu Picchu called “Choquequirau” plus a visit to Machu Picchu AND a full, separate day of seeing the highlights of the Sacred Valley. This is an outstanding trek and this trip is highly recommended by KB.
MultiSport to Machu Picchu – Hike, horseback, and bike your way to Machu Picchu via a more adventurous and less touristy route, known as Inca Jungle. First we will have a few days to explore the historic Inca mountain town of Ollantaytambo, via hiking and biking and horseback riding. Then we will take a 3 day expedition from the base of a 18,000 foot glacier, down to the high Amazon jungle and then onward to Machu Picchu. This is one of our most popular trips, and for good reason.
Machu Picchu Yoga Retreat – Spend a week in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, mixing in some of the most popular sites but also several rarely visited ones. Pre-Inca sites as well as Inca sites, all in the Andes mountains. In addition, we will enjoy 2 yoga sessions a day (12 total!) in some of the most scenic and photogenic locations in Peru.
Trekking Machu Picchu – Due to the high crowding and rigid rules, and because many already done it, we don’t offer the traditional Inca Trail route. We do, however, offer more than a dozen different trekking experiences around Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo. These range from a simple, nearby hike for the day up to 10 day fully supported expeditions, with mules and horses carrying our food and camping gear while we do the hiking. We consider the trekking in Peru to be as scenic as anywhere in the world, as well as offering what most treks cannot – intricate Incan and pre-Incan archaeological sites to be visited along the way.
Mountain Bike Machu Picchu – We were one of the founders of the mountain bike scene in Peru and Cusco, pioneering many of the routes around Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. Come spend a week of downhill, shuttled riding with our awesome local guides, hitting the best trails with a heavy dose of culture along the way, and ending with a visit to Machu Picchu.