How to Plan a Trip to Machu Picchu

Do it Right in Peru

How to Plan a Trip to Machu PicchuPeru and Machu Picchu is on just about everyone's bucket list. The Traveling Professor has done 20+ small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu.  A trip to this exotic destination requires some planning since the logistics can be a bit complicated and difficult to book. Take a look at The Traveling Professor's tips and learn how to plan a trip to Machu Picchu.

Thursday, June 20, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (125)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0

Peru Trip Report

Report with Photos of Our Trip to Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Amazon

small group tours to PeruWe recently got back from a small group tour to Peru.  The Traveling Professor has been bringing his small group tours to Peru for almost 8 years now and this was our 20th trip.  It included Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Amazon jungle.  We made the tour with 15 travelers from all over the United States.  In this blog post, The Traveling Professor will tell you about our accommodations, the outstanding food, and what was on our very exciting itinerary. Check out the blog post for our small group tour to Peru trip review.

Thursday, April 26, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (346)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

Best Tips for Visiting Machu Picchu

The Professor Gives His Top Ten Pointers for Visiting the Ancient Citadel of the Incas

best advice for visiting machu picchuA tour to Peru and Machu Picchu takes a lot of planning.  It is an adventure that travelers usually only do once in their lifetimes, so let's make sure a trip to Machu Picchu is done the right way. Go the right time of year, stay in the best hotels in Machu Picchu, make sure to see everything to be seen in Machu Picchu. In this blog post, The Traveling Professor, Steve Solosky gives his top ten pieces of advice for visiting Machu Picchu.

Saturday, February 7, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2465)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7

Train Travel to Machu Picchu

Other Than Taking a Long Walk, It's the Only Way to Get There

Machu Picchu TrainThe highlight of any tour to Peru is a visit to Machu Picchu.   The town at the base of Machu Picchu is actually called Aguas Calientes, so any trip to Machu Picchu will involve getting to Aguas Calientes.  There are no roads to Aguas Calientes, so the only way to get there is to walk or take the train.   The Traveling Professor has been taking small groups to Peru for about 4 years now, so here is some advice on taking the train to Machu Picchu.

Saturday, June 14, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1817)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

Favorite Hotels in Machu Picchu and Peru

Hotels for Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Puno

Cusco Hotel RoomOn our small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu, we stay in modern, full-service hotels that have all the amenities you would expect in a US-based hotel.  Many people I meet (incorrectly) perceive Peru as being a "third-world" country with sub-par accommodations.  However, those who have traveled on one of The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu wil tell you, the hotels we stay in are first-rate, and are still bargains and superior quality to those found in Europe.  

Monday, December 30, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (6151)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4

Peru Trip Report - Part III

Machu Picchu

machu picchu llamaThe words "amazing", "unbelievable", and "wonderful" are overused these days.  But not when it comes to viewing the mystical Inca city of Machu Picchu.  Quite literally, there is nothing like it in the world.   On our small group tour to Peru, we spend 3 days at Machu Picchu to give it the time that it deserves to soak in the beauty and splendor of this amazing place.   Read the blog post and see the highlights of our tour of Machu Picchu.

Thursday, November 21, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2110)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

What's Involved in Visiting Machu Picchu?

A Good Plan is Absolutely Necessary to Visit "The Wonder"

One of our most popular and fascinating tours is to Machu Picchu.   There are right ways to visit Machu Picchu and there are wrong ways to visit Machu Picchu.  It took us about a year to plan our small group tour and in this blog post I will pass on my expert advice on visiting Machu Picchu.   See what The Traveling Professor says about  transportation, hotels, and itinerary planning for a trip to Peru and Machu Picchu.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2164)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4
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Who Traveled With Us in 2019

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26 Places to Eat in Paris

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The Perfect 14 Day Introduction to Italy Itinerary

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A Visit with Vincent Van Gogh in Auvers

Day trip to Auvers from Paris

Vincent Van Gogh is considered by many to be the greatest painter of all time. He spent much of his time in France.  Those who have gone to Paris with The Traveling Professor on one of his small group tours to Paris can remember walking the neighborhoods frequented by Van Gogh and seeing his paintings at the Musee d'Orsay. In today's guest blog post adapted from a  post originally done by Laura Keefe Junod of VoyageScholar.com, she talks about visiting Auvers - the place where Van Gogh lived, died and is buried. She does a wonderful job of explaining where Van Gogh  lived, died and is buried.

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What to Do in Paris the 2nd Time You Go

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