Machu Picchu Tours for Seniors
For seniors who wish to visit Machu Picchu and the Urubamba Valley, there are plenty of safe experiences older travelers can embark upon. There is also a wealth of opportunities for day hiking and exploring without overdoing it. Many of the senior tour packages are focused on safety and attention to detail, while also catering to your unique needs.
Just because you’re aging or have a few mobility issues doesn’t mean you can’t experience the majesty of Machu Picchu and explore the beauty of Peru’s historic city Cusco.
A Visit to Ancient Cusco, Peru
With historic landmarks and remnants of both the Incan culture and Spanish colonialists, Cusco is unlike any other city in the world. You can walk the city’s ancient pathways, which wind through historic churches and areas boasting beautiful colonial architecture. More adventurous seniors can make their way to the breathtaking ruins of the Sacsayhuaman archeological park. Taking a tour of the city with a local guide is one of the best ways to see its unique landmarks.
A tour of the Sacred Valley will satisfy your cultural curiosity as you visit small towns and villages in the area and meet locals dressed in traditional garb. The mountains provide a welcome backdrop, in addition to much of the drinking water still used by the towns, which also boast many beautiful fountains fed by mountain spring water.
Behold the Majesty of Machu Picchu
You can take your time visiting the majestic ruins and temples along the Inca Trail, on your way to Machu Picchu. You’ll never feel rushed when traveling in a group with similar interests and a tour guide sensitive to your needs. A local guide will provide you both with the necessary facts and history of the ancient citadel, as well as a few anecdotes and local folklore you won’t find in the average travel book.
For those who aren’t able to hike the Inca Trail, there are plenty of transportation options that will get you from Cusco to the Urubamba Valley where Machu Picchu is located. One of the more popular methods is hopping on the scenic Peru railway train at Ollantaytambo or Poroy station in Cusco. You’ll then travel to Aguas Calientes, the small town near Machu Picchu, with a spectacular view all along the way.
Book your Machu Picchu tour for seniors today!
Have you been inspired to take a trip to South America? Our most popular senior tour packages are the 4-Hour Cusco City Tour, a trip to all the city’s historic sites and archaeological landmarks with a local guide; and the 2-Day Tour to Machu Picchu by Train, which takes visitors to the base of the ancient citadel and also includes accommodations and a guided tour.
Contact our team today to learn more about our exclusive tours and travel packages.