The end point of the trail has already been mentioned, but the Inca Trail itself is so much more than Machu Picchu tours. The surrounding scenery can only be described as sublime unspoilt natural beauty. As you discover ruins along the trail, it only serves to heighten the anticipation for when Macchu Picchu is revealed in all its glory. Be sure to research the best guided tours to Machu Picchu and take in as much of the Sacred Valley as you can en route.
While not strictly in Peru, it’s close enough for you to include in your itinerary and you’ll regret it if you don’t. For a truly unforgettable and inspirational experience, you’ll see some creatures here that appear nowhere else on Earth. Be sure to include a visit to Tortuga Bay on your Galapagos Machu Picchu tours, for white-sanded paradise where you’ll witness iguanas, sharks and, if you’re lucky, flamingos. Watch the Sea Turtles laying their eggs at the Playa Mansa where taking a dip is ideal thanks to the warm, shallow waters. Visit the Galapagos museum dedicated to the unique ecology of the region.