Machu Picchu Peru Information
Apparently built by the Inca Pachacutiq, Machu Picchu was declared a World Heritage Site and one of the seven wonders, by the breathtaking beauty that is based on its rugged geography. Amazed and entranced visitors visiting scientists every year, Machu Picchu with its squares and precincts, the hosts and admiring incomparable.
It is located 120 kilometer in the northwest area from Cusco, over Urubamba River (it’s a name taken from Vilcanota River), in Vilcabamba Mountains. Its altitude is over 7810 feet above sea level.
|Seasons||Climate||T min. (C)||T max. (C)||Humidity|
|Rayny Season (December - March)||Rainy||8||22||80%|
|Dry Season (April - November)||Dry||8||20||56%|
The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is situated in a subtropical area, vegetation predominates here and it rains most of the year.
|Citadel of Machu Picchu||2508 m.a.s.l.|
|Machu Picchu City Town||2425 m.a.s.l.|
The altitude shown in the table are in meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).
|bottle of water||USD 1.50|
Prices shown are for reference, so it may be subject to change according to the place of purchase.
|Train||Less than USD 72.00||USD 72.00 - USD 80.00||More than USD 80.00|
|Hotels||Less than USD 60.00||USD 60.00 - USD 120.00||More than USD 120.00|
|Food||Less than USD 6.00||USD 6.00 - USD 12.00||More than USD 12.00|
You can get Machu Picchu by train (4 hours approximately), leaving from Poroy Train Station in Cusco, to Machu Picchu Pueblo Train Station.
Fron Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu Town there are two ways to reach Machu Picchu Citadel, the first one (the most common) by bus (20 minutes ride), the other way is by foot (cheap but hard to do) the walk is 1 ½-hour long.
If you like adventure, you can reach Machu Picchu through Inca Trail that goes from km. 82 for four days and three nights approximately, from km. 88 for four days and three nights and from km. 104 for two days and one night.
Here are some suggestions about how to spend your time in Machu Picchu:
- After visiting Machu Picchu, you can relax in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes.
- Climbing Putucusi hill you can appreciate the citadel of Machu Picchu from other view.
- Up to Huayna Picchu and live the more complete and wonderful experience. This is an amazing place to admire the wonder of the world.
- Observing the flora and fauna on the way to the mountains of Machu Picchu you may discover beautiful beings.
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Citadel of Machu Picchu
Hotels, Tours a Machu Picchu, known as a wonder of the world, is more than a citadel; it is a roofless archeological complex. This complex is called City due to the big number of houses located in the city, more than 200 can be counted, and during its peak could have existed more. Besides in its design you can see squares, temples, paths, stairs, terraces, aqueducts, etc.
Machu Picchu Museum
Museums Tours, aims to expose and convey the cultural aspects of the Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu National investigating and contextualized the thematic and material culture.
It is an excellent archeological diggings, archeological pieces and small botanical gardens sample.
Machu Picchu City Town
Formerly called Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs), it was born as consequence of the big amounts of visitors that arrived in growing groups to visit the next door archeological complex and also because real hot springs were located there. You can find here: Lodging, restaurants, tourist information, medical assistance, etc.
Ecology in Machu Picchu
The legal establishment of Machu Picchu as a protected area in the category of Historical Sanctuary has had beneficial effects since it was given the category in 1981. Machu Picchu is not only a historical sanctuary but a ecological one since its natural wealth is as wonderful as its historical wealth.
Built by the Inca Pachacutec, Machu Picchu was declared a World Heritage Site and one of the seven wonders, by the breathtaking beauty that is based on its rugged geography. Amazed visitors and entranced scientists are visiting every year, Machu Picchu with its squares and precincts, welcomes them and filled with an incomparable admiration.
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