MACHU PICCHU HISTORIC SANCTUARY TOUR: Machu Picchu is situated in 32,000+ ha of Cloud Forest Nature Reserve. Discover the cloud forests that surround the sacred city.


Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary

Few people who visit Machu Picchu are aware of the fact that it lies in the center of a 32,000= ha historical sanctuary, that keep the surrounding landscape clad in beautiful primary cloud forest in its original state, the way Hiram Bingham found it more than a century ago. On our National Parks Tour to Machu Picchu, you actually walk down from the hidden city to Aguas Calientes village, watching the forest and the birds as you walk down.


Why consider booking our  Peru National Parks Tour? Because for the same price, our tour gets you to ALL places for which Peru is so famous, and on top of that, you get to see 9 National Parks/Reserves accompanied by a naturalist guide. There is nothing similar on the market. As Peru can be combined with other countries, we organize tours in modules: Lima Cusco, Machu Picchu module, Manu National Park module, National Parks Module, All modules.

Destinations Overview:  World Heritage Site Lima,  World Heritage Site Cusco, Amazon park Manu National Park,  World Heritage Site Valle Sagrado/Sacred Valley, World Heritage Site Machu Picchu, Cloud Forest Machu Picchu Sanctuary, Highland wetland Titicaca National Reserve, Uros floating islands, Altiplano wildlife park Salinas & Aguadas Blancas National Reserve, World's second deepest canyon Colca Canyon, Word heritage site Arequipa, World heritage site Nazca Lines, Pampas Galeras National Reserve, San Fernando National Reserve, Paracas National Reserve, Ballestas Islands National Reserve.


Pending availability, you will also climb up to Huaynapicchu, the mountain towering over the ruins. It will not only take you to the high priest's residential rooms, but - weather permitting - a fabulous view of both the ruins and the surrounding cloud forest clad mountains.

Machu Picchu historical sanctuary: Red begonia growing on the walls of the ruins of Machu Picchu Machu Picchu tours: hummingbird.
Wild begonias decorate the rock walls as you descend back on foot to the Aguas Calientes village.

Hummingbirds are everywhere in the cloud forest.

Machu Picchu historical sanctuary: White Angel's trumpet. Machu Picchu tours: Pink Angel's Trumpet.

Angel's trumpets are typical shrubs of the Andes, coming in both beautiful white and in pink.


Machu Picchu tours: Jungle tree. Machu Picchu historical sanctuary: It is often foggy in the cloud forest.

The cloudforest on the Amazon side of the Andes is exuberant and often hidden in a mysterious fog.


Machu Picchu historical sanctuary: Spectacled Bear.

Not commonly seen in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, the shy spectacled Bear lives on the Amazon flanks of the Andes cloud forests.


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