Flights - Trains - Buses

Despite the variety of geographical areas in Peru, we can find different ways to travel, from the ground, air to sea, including our lakes and navigable rivers, but our country has needed to reach the destination way you see it convenient

Here are the different types of transport and major national and international operating companies, we also provide information on routes, travel times and distances involved.

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Thousands of people from all over the world visit the Lost City of the Incas every year, eager to see with their own eyes this fantastic structure, made of giant blocks of stone that fit perfectly with each other. Built on the top of a mountain of 500 meters on Vilcanota River, this is literally a city in the clouds, surrounded by an almost virgin ecosystem. The objective of this detailed guide is to make your travel experience the best. Join us.

Why travel to Machu Picchu?

  • It is one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
  • In 1983 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • When it was inhabited, almost 1000 people lived in Machu Picchu, and many of these remains are almost intact, so you can imagine what day-to-day life was like here, as you walk and put your feet on stone rooms, bathrooms, terraces cultivation, irrigation systems and balconies.
  • During its history, Machu Picchu has been hit by several earthquakes (the last were in the 1950s and 1986s, respectively), many of which almost completely destroyed the cities of Cusco and surrounding areas, which is why the ancient Inca city is also a masterpiece of engineering.
  • You can take the best photos of your life, with the incredible background of Machu Picchu and its green mountains.
  • It was built around year 1450; it is more than 500 years old!
  • It was chosen as "The Best Green Destination in the World" in 2007 by the World Travel Awards.
  • In the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu you can find 423 species of orchids, 300 endemic species of birds, the spectacled bear, all this is just a part of the incredible ecosystem that surrounds the citadel. Where is Machu Picchu located?
  • It is located in Peru, in the Cusco region, Urubamba district.
  • Altitude: 2,430 meters above sea level.
  • The sanctuary extends for an area of 32, 592 hectares; many of them are tropical jungle.
  • The temperature varies between 11 and 27 degrees Celsius; during the day it is usually humid and hot but at night it can become cold.
  • It is rainy, (1955 mm) especially between the months of November and March.

How do other travelers describe their experience?

  • Many of them describe it as 'A city in the clouds'.
  • Some travelers pointed out that: 'The Incas must have had very good taste to build their city in such an incredible place'.

When to travel to Machu Picchu?

  • Many of them describe it as 'A city in the clouds'.
  • You can buy tickets to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu all year round; however the best months are during the dry season (April-November) How to travel to Machu Picchu? There are two official ways to get to Machu Picchu:
    - Traveling by train: 4 hours from the station of Poroy (near Cusco) and two hours if you leave from the station of Ollantaytambo.
    - The Inca Trail: there are many options in this case, you can find trips from 3 days to 8 days; this is a trekking path so you must be in good physical shape.
  • Another option is to reach Machu Picchu by the side of the Hidroelectrica plant; with this option you need to walk about 2 hours on the train tracks to reach the town of Aguas Calientes, which is located in the lower part of the Inca citadel.

How was Machu Pichu built?

  • The Incas used a technique called 'ashlar', which consisted of cutting and placing together large blocks of stone without using cement or mortar, making it impossible to place even a thin knife between block and block.
  • While building the city, Inca engineers did not use wheels or tools made of iron, so the huge blocks of solid stone had to be dragged by hand, and all the construction of the Inca city was done in this way. Who can take me to Machu Picchu with Warranty and Security? In CuscoPeru.Com we have created experiences for different types of travelers, as well as customized packages.
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    The two operating companies on the railroad from Cusco to Machu Picchu are PeruRail and Inca Rail. These operators offer services by category, from a luxury train to the local economy...

    Buses in Machu Picchu

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    The concessionaire responsible for providing this service is CONSETTUR MACHUPICCHU SAC, whose schedules and rates are as follows...