Machu Picchu: Past and Present

by Chile Signature
  • Location
    Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Duration
    1h 30m
  • Group Size
    Up to 100+ guests
  • Language(s)
    • English
  • $


Machu Picchu is one of the new 7 wonders of the world and the most iconic archaeological site of Peru and South América. In this lecture we will go back to its origins, its meaning for the Inca society and its discovery for the western world in 1911. We will end the experience with a guided photo expedition to this site located in one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian Andes.

Meet Your Guide

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Oscar Oviedo
Chile Signature

Oscar Oviedo Velasco is a native Peruvian with over 15 years of experience as a local guide and Group Leader. He has special expertise in the archeology, history and art of Peru and has conducted independent studies on the Viceregal history of Lima and ceramic and textile techniques of Pre-Hispanic Peru. Oscar has participated in various archaeological excavations as well as museum installations.

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Preparing for your Experience

90 minutes / 60 min. lecture + 30 min. Q&A.

Stable internet connection and a Zoom account.


  • Hopkinton Council on Aging - Wanderer

    The tour was fantastic!  We did a private tour and everyone in our group felt like like they really got to experience the wonder of Machu Picchu.  The guide was knowledgeable and did a great job presenting.  We loved the many photos and the detail he shared!  After today, we can't wait for our next virtual tour.

  • Maureen McGarrity

    I just toured Machu Picchu with Oscar and what an experience!! Although it is high on my bucket list I really had not thought of it much more than an interesting, beautiful ruin. How wrong I was. He explained its history, its discovery. the symbolisms, the artifacts etc. When I get there I will look for many of the things he pointed out which I would have just glossed over. Be sure to take his tour. I wish I could do it with him in person (I did ask him!!) We had personal chats through out his presentaion.

  • Tony F - Senior Passport Club Member

    Outstanding tour, he couldn't have done it better ... highly recommended