Are you an adventurer? How should you visit Machu Picchu?

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Homer Simpson visits Machu Picchu in 2008.

When a stream of A-list celebrities began flocking to Machu Picchu (including Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Susan Sarandon, and Richard Gere), perhaps the famous of them all was the Simpson family. In the episode “Lost Verizon,” the family arrives at the lost city searching for Lisa; Marge falls asleep and receives a lecture on Inca history from a stone idol. Unlike most families that visit Peru from overseas, the Simpsons drive home.


Now it’s your turn to visit Machu Picchu-

Regardless of how you travel to Peru or return from Peru, if you’re a true adventurer you would love to take a horseback tour to Machu Picchu.



Here’s a quote from one horseback traveler to Machu Picchu:

“A once in a lifetime physical, cultural, and spiritual journey that will take you through the magnificent Salkantay Inca Trail to the legendary ruins at Macchu Picchu.”

And here’ s the riding trail map:



Find your adventure from these horseback riding tourist sources


Hidden Trails – For those of you looking for a more luxurious way to follow the Inca’s trail, this is the trip for you! By day we ride through the majestic Cordillera Vilcabamba, a spectacular mountain range in the heartland of the Andes that cradles the legendary site of Machu Picchu. By night we stay very comfortably in beautiful boutique luxury lodges, each positioned a day’s ride apart.  Please visit: hiddentrails

Adventure Specialist’s forty years of operation in Cusco, Machu Picchu and remote Peru, are carefully designed, unusually adventurous, educational vacations offering the best of Inca Peru for the active, discriminating traveler. Its programs feature comfortable safari style camps, near gourmet meals and world-class leaders. As the founders of adventure travel in Peru, they developed the first programs and trained local staff beginning in 1970. Please visit: adventurespecialists

Manuexpeditions is a comfortable bus-supported multi-day horseback trip following ancient Inca and colonial pathways through Peru’s Sacred Valley and Inca Heartland with an optional narrated visit to Machu Picchu… You stay each night in a comfortable inn or hotel. The focus is learning as much as possible about Andean culture, traditions, history of the Incas and their ancestors while enjoying an unusual, memorable mountain excursion on quality, dependable horses and tack.  Please visit: manuexpeditions

Mountain Lodges of Peru offers the opportunity to experience the essence of adventure within the realm of revitalizing comforts. But for Mountain Lodges of Peru, a great adventure does not end there: in order for it to be a life-changing experience for its guests, they believe that the experience has to be an adventure on many levels. Please visit: mountainlodgesofperu

How about this glimpse of your journey from Alan McKay tours, Road to Machu Picchu – Peru 4K?

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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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