The Ultimate Peru Tour – Discovering the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

Published on March 09, 2020 by IBMT

Peru takes everyone back in time – there is enormous historical importance, incredible natural scenery, and a culture that’s unique in the world. This is the land of the ancient Inca people, and today, it’s the ultimate South American tourist destination. From the Andes Mountains, to the Inca Trail, to Machu Picchu, this is truly an incredible country.

With IBMT, a Peru Tour provides a highly organized experience that allows travelers to witness the Peruvian way-of-life up close. The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu is simply a journey back to the ancient times of Inca civilization. Like other IBMT excursions, the Peru Tour offers excellent accommodations, delicious local cuisine, and fabulous sights.

Discover The Inca Trail on a Peru Tour

The famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Camino Inca) actually consists of three trails. The Mollepata Trail is the longest, passing through different mountain environments, including the “cloud forest” and the “alpine tundra”. Along the trail are many ancient Incan ruins before reaching Machu Picchu Mountain. The other two trails require higher altitude trekking, which may not suit every tourist (altitude sickness may present symptoms).

The Inca Trail has gained extraordinary popularity in recent years, and the government limits the number of hikers every season. As such, advance booking is necessary, as only 500 people in total are allowed to hike every day (this includes guides). The Inca Trail is by far the most famous hike in South America. It’s truly a life-changing experience – both demanding and awe-inspiring at the same time. And with IBMT, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Explore Machu Picchu on a Peru Tour

The final destination of the Inca Trail is Machu Picchu. Archaeologists believe that this was an estate built for the Inca Emperor Pachacuti. And while there is still open discussion about, whether this should be referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas“, it is certainly the most notable icon of the Inca civilization. The estate was built around 1450 and then abandoned during the Spanish Conquest, and throughout the Spanish colonial period.

Machu Picchu is rooted in an incredible landscape between the Peruvian Andes Mountains and the Amazon Basin. It’s a World Heritage property that includes almost 33,000 hectares of mountain peaks and valleys. The Gate of the Sun (Intipunku), usually associated with the Inca Trail, is often planned for a dramatic dawn arrival (timed with sunrise). While the experience is well worthwhile, proper planning will ensure complete enjoyment.

IBMT – Organized Peru Tours That Are Simply Unforgettable

The Peru Tour with IBMT emphasizes the unique experiences of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. With superb accommodations and fine local food, IBMT organizes every aspect of the trip from Day One. For the traveller, there’s nothing much to worry about – expert travel representatives manage every detail, including domestic transfers, nightly accommodations, and daily tours.

IBMT has been organizing travel for more than 30 years – with the best hotels, the finest restaurants, and the most experienced local tour-guides. For more information about the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, call IBMT at 1.877.977.4268, or visit the website at .


Still traveling but wanted to thank you for planning a marvelous trip.  It is truly a trip of a lifetime.


Susan Lachtman


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We just returned from Israel on an IBMT Bar Mitzvah Tour for our three grandsons.  We had enough family members to warrant our own bus.  After checking out many tour companies we went with IBMT and all of us were glad we did.  The hotels were fabulous and the rooms allotted even more so.  From the INBAL in Jerusalem, KFAR BLUM in the Galilee, the SHERATON in Tel Aviv, to the ROYAL BEACH in Eilat we couldn’t have asked for more.  Our meals were equally excellent.  Beginning with a welcome reception at the INBAL to the closing dinner at the CANAAN restaurant in Tel Aviv one and all loved them.

It was a busy tour made even more so by my husband who was determined the grandchildren see “everything”.  Fortunately for us, we had the best guide when Ornan (from IBMT) gave us GADI.  All of the groups loved their guides but Gadi was  special.  He was able to reach the kids (ages 7-13) as well as the adults.  His knowledge, willingness to adjust the schedule, and good nature gave him a soft spot in all of our hearts.  He filled in at Yad Vashem when the guide droned on a bit too much for some of us.  He searched out a cemetery where a father, grandfather and great grandfather was buried and proceeded to enlighten us on the rituals and customs of a military cemetery.  He adjusted our times to include those little extras.  When weather precluded the camels, we visited Qumran.  After the Bar Mitzvahs, some wanted to walk down Masada - again, no problem. 

We loved everything.  Friday night dinner with an Israeli family (coincidentally the husband was from Toronto), meeting the soldiers on the kibbutz, the Druze lunch, sampling different foods at the shuk, the bullet factory and on and on.  Although the weather was precarious in December, it didn’t stop us and we were able to celebrate Chanukah in Israel...menorahs  everywhere, sufganiyot of every kind, celebrations in the street galore.

Would we recommend this tour...without a moments hesitation.  We had a family trip of a lifetime.  Thank you also to our bus driver Louie, whom we all loved and who got us around safely. 

“Gadi” - what else can we say ... g double o - d, j-o-b. Good job, good job.  V-e-r-y-n-i-c-e, very nice, very nice.💕



I cannot imagine a better, more organized, more perfect experience! IBMT went above and beyond all expectations!

Loved the trip! The itinerary was fantastic and really kept us moving. We were able to see and do so much. Best of all was our tour guide Natalie. She was very kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of Israel.

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