What happens if a landslide closes the train tracks up to Machu Picchu? Last June, hundreds of Machu Picchu pilgrims missed their only chance to see the site due to just such a shutdown. But guests on Classic Journeys Peru and Machu Picchu tour had a completely different experience. Our local guide and country manager in Peru, and our tour operations manager in the U.S. coordinated an instant change to the Peru and Machu Picchu travel itinerary. We walked in centuries-old farm terraces built by the Incas and visited a local home where the family showed us how they brew chicha, the native corn beer. We arranged luxury accommodations for the night. And we pulled strings to be on one of the first trains on the reopened tracks. The result: a full day and night at Machu Picchu. As one guest put it, “Stuff happens when you travel. A day like this is another reason we travel with Classic Journeys.”

Classic Journeys 7 day/6 night Peru & Machu Picchu tour includes parts of three days at Machu Picchu with the opportunity to arrive on foot via the famed Inca Trail or by train. In addition, you’ll explore Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and meet llama herders and villagers with your local Quechua guide. For more information on Classic Journeys tours to Peru & Machu Picchu, visit https://www.classicjourneys.com/peru