A visit to the Inca city of Machu Picchu is on many travelers’ bucket list. One of the best ways to experience this man made wonder is by taking one of the Machu Picchu hiking tours that are available. In fact, the only way to actually see the ruined city is with an official guide. Hiking tours vary in length, cost and the number of participants and it’s definitely worth doing some research, as for most people this is a once in a lifetime trip. Private treks and tours are also available. Most tours begin in Cuzco, and some also take in other area attractions, such as the Rainbow Mountain and Sacred Valley. Keep in mind that you’ll definitely need to be fit to trek in these mountains, as well as be comfortable with the altitude as Machu Picchu sits at almost 8,000 feet.