When it comes to big bucket list trips, Machu Picchu surely features at the top of many a wish list. This ancient sight is one of the wonders of the world, made even better by the journey you take to get there. On our expedition to Machu Picchu you trek for 10 days, visiting first the ancient city of Choquequirao on a trail that takes you off the typical tourist path. The whole trip culminates, of course, with Machu Picchu itself. But as this is such a bucket list trip, you want to make sure you choose the best time to visit Machu Picchu.
There are many reasons to hike the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. The incredible scenery, the sense of accomplishment, the friendships you make along the way. But one of the indisputable bonuses is the fact you need to keep your strength up, which means eating as many high calorie, high-energy foods as you can muster. Keep scrolling to get a little sample of food on the Inca Trail!
This guide to the Flora and Fauna of Machu Picchu was written by Eileen Farrell who came to Machu Picchu with us in October 2018. Eileen’s background is in Fine Art Painting and Textiles. She was a knitwear designer for 16 years before becoming an Irish Tour guide. She’s an avid Hill Walker and has gardened for more than 40 years in Ireland. She loves both drawing and photographing plants especially in the wild.
This Machu Picchu Trip Report was written by Ronan Lenihan, an experienced Earth’s Edge guide. This itinerary describes the route we used to take on our Machu Picchu Trek.