Famous people who did the trek to Machu Picchu

Make the trek to Machu Picchu is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. For this reason, it is no surprise that great characters around the globe are attracted by their mysticism and beauty. Although many of these characters decide to hide to enjoy their trip. Although there are some who failed to go unnoticed or simply wanted to share the citadel with their followers. Here are some famous figures who visited Machu Picchu.

Antonio Banderas

The well-known Spanish actor came to Peru to promote one of his well-known fragrances. However, it was not possible to resist the mysticism that surrounds the citadel and decided to visit it next to its daughter.

Alejandra Guzmán

She decided to return to Peru after 17 years to give a concert in the capital. But as soon as he arrived the country went to Cusco before going the trek to Machu Picchu.

Pablo Neruda

In 1943 the poet of Chilean origin visited the Inca monument and was so fascinated that he later wrote “The Heights of Machu Picchu“.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Known for recent roles as Pepper Potts in Iron Man or Shakespeare in Love, which won the Oscar for best actress. Not only visited the citadel but also ventured to make the trek to Machu Picchu with her family.

Ernesto Guevara

The revolutionary “Che Guevara” visited Cusco in 1952 and did not miss the opportunity to reach Machu Picchu which he later described as “the pure expression of the most powerful indigenous race in all of America” in his writings “Motorcycle Journal.”

Jim Carrey

The charismatic actor did not miss the opportunity to visit the Inca Trail during his visit to the citadel.  People who traveled with him tell that he was particularly fascinated with the Huayna Picchu, which is close to the citadel of Machu Picchu and wich name Means “young mountain”. In addition, it is said that he was one of the most enthusiastic in visiting the wonder of the world and of even shouting “I’m the king of the world” in its summit.

One Direction

Members Liam Payne and Harry Styles performed along with their production team after finishing their show in Lima. “Machu Picchu for some Inca fun,” said English singer Liam Payne.

Seth Green

Seth was not only fascinated by the Inca wonder but even played with his girlfriend there. The actress Clare Grant, by tweeting “I hid it in Machu Picchu for you. Let me know when you find it. ” The singer would have hidden a doll next to the representative stones that distinguish the monument.


All these great characters visited the citadel of the Incas, demonstrating the general interest that exists in the world to know this particular attraction. Many of them even leaving aside their agendas full of concerts and other commitments. Do not miss your chance to take the trek to Machu Picchu. If you would like to see the price for this trip you can contact us or send us an email at info@explorandes.com and we’ll get back to you promptly.

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