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, the ultimate hide away of the Inca Empire, 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 on your way back to the Machu Picchu train. Some people of course arrive by the Inca Trail.


Why consider booking our  Peru National Parks Tour? Because for the same price, our tour gets you to ALL places Peru is so famous for. 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.


As you can see from the pictures, the climate of Machu Picchu is much wetter that the climate of Cusco, as Cusco is almost a thousand meters higher. In fact when you ride the Machu Pichu Train from Ollantaytambo, the train is descending continuously.

MACHU PICCHU HISTORIC SANCTUARY: Red begonia growing on the walls of the ruins of Machu Picchu MACHU PICCHU HISTORIC SANCTUARY: Hummingbirds are everywhere in the cloud forest.
Wild begonias decorate the rock walls as you descend back on foot to the Aguas Calientes village.


Hummingbirds are everywhere in the cloud forest.


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


MACHU PICCHU HISTORIC SANCTUARY: Jungle tree. MACHU PICCHU HISTORIC 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.



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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Just look at the quality of our high resolution pictures. We took them all ourselves. We have thousands of high resolution pictures on this website, that you can see enlarged by clicking on them. These pictures show that we have been everywhere in the country of your interest and really know the details. We are professional explorers and biologists with MSc and PhD.


National Parks Tours Worldwide, a social responsibility and conservation company, is a brand name of the World Institute for Conservation & Environment, registered in the Netherlands with headquarters in the USA.


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Parks Man Dr. Daan Vreugdenhil is author of this website. He dedicated his life to the conservation of nature., He was part of the team that selected the first 39 protected areas of Ecuador in the 1970s and he initiated the Cuyabeno Lodge in Ecuador's Amazon in 1985, making him one of the world's eco tourism pioneers. A speaker of 8 languages and having traveled to 80+ countries, Dr. Daan Vreugdenhil has is one of the world's greatest connoisseurs of nature and national parks in the world.