Machu Picchu

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.


location:

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.


important data:

Weather:

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.

Altitude:

Destination altitude
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.).

Reference Prices:

Products Price
bottle of water USD 1.50 
Beer USD 3.00 

 Prices shown are for reference, so it may be subject to change according to the place of purchase.

Price Range:

Services cheap Moderate price Expensive
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

How to get Machu Picchu?:

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.

Tains to Machu Picchu

Buses in Machu Picchu

Tickets for entrance to Machu Picchu


things to do:

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.

For more information about Tours in Machu Picchu click here.


attractives:

Citadel of Machu Picchu

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.

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Huayna Picchu

huayna picchu

Its name comes from the Quechua word that means “Young Mountain”. It might have been used as a checkpoint and a communication center as it is speculated in visual signs.

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Machu Picchu Museum

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.

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Machu Picchu City Town

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.

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Ecology in Machu Picchu

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.

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Inca Trail

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.

Read more: Inca Trail



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