Machu Picchu is a must-see when visiting Peru. Not only the ancient Inca site is breathtaking but the entire surroundings and Cusco are beautiful and worth exploring in much more detail! There are different ways to visit Machu Picchu, some quicker than others and some cheaper than others. Read this post if you are NOT planning to do the Inca Trail or any other trekking route.
To see what you can expect when visiting Machu Picchu without many people present, have a look at this photo post.