Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu: With Or Without A Tour Guide?

There are different kinds of travelers in the world. Many travellers opt to have tour guides with them at some point during their tours. There are those who will always choose a tour guide, some like to hire guides for specific places, where a greater understanding of sites is beneficial, and others prefer not use the service of tour guides.

In every country there are places and activities where a tour guide is not as necessary: for example trekking. Of course there are benefits from having a guide with you such as making sure you don’t get lost on the trail, or simply learning about the geography of the places you are visiting as well as nature, fauna and flora which you pass along the way. However, in most circumstances, especially if you enjoy the adventure, or have researched the area you are visiting well, it is easier to survive without a tour guide for most archaeological sites. And so we turn our attention to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

The question we all have in our minds – can you gain more from your visit to this extremely beautiful and unique place alone or with a tour guide? The answer comes downs to individual choice; however, in this case we’d definitely choose a tour guide. If you decide to go to Machu Picchu without a tour guide, you will lose out. There’s no doubt you will enjoy the beauty of the ruins and landscapes, but you may fail to understand and appreciate the full picture, history and essence of the place. You might miss out some of Machu Picchu’s most remarkable details – those which were important for the Incan culture and the structure of the lost city of the Incas. Other important aspects such as the latest research about Machu Picchu, and any progress made which has influenced and changed historical points of views would otherwise remain a mystery to you. These are just some of the benefits to be gained, and hence it is recommended to visit Machu Picchu with the guide.

Taking a guided tour in Machu Picchu is the best way to experience and truly enjoy all this magical place has to offer. Thanks to the impressive guided tours of Machu Picchu that are available, it will make your experience unforgettable. The main highlights of the guided tours on offer include a visit to the Inca Citadel, a thorough knowledge about the history of Peru and the Incas, in depth knowledge of the ruins, as well as learning about the latest research on topics such as the Incan Empire. Depending what grabs your interest, you can ask as many questions along the way and further advance your own knowledge of Machu Picchu. You will definitely come away knowing more than when you started out your journey.

If you are thinking about visiting Machu Picchu, you need to weigh up the options of choosing a tour guide at this spectacular archaeological spot.  Bearing in mind, not only will you enjoy the stunning landscape and scenery, but your overall experience and knowledge you will gain as a result.

All our tours leading to Machu Picchu includes the guided tour of the ruins. We have passionate tour guides who share their knowledge with pleasure about this amazing mystical place.

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