Discover the "Lost City of the Incas" at your own pace with a standard entry ticket to Machu Picchu. Stroll among the ruins of the sacred city at…
Guarantee your entrance to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu by purchasing tickets at a reasonable price from an authorized travel agency. After buying…
Make your trip to Machu Picchu easy and smooth with this round-trip bus ticket. Your bus will be waiting for you at Aguas Calientes town and transfer…
A 2-day tour traveling to Peru’s historic Urubamba Valley. Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, the Urubamba Valley is known for its lush scenery,…
Enjoy one of the most popular destinations in Peru at your own pace by purchasing your Machu Picchu Lost Citadel ticket in advance. Skip the lines…
Purchase your Machu Picchu ticket in advance and skip the lines waiting to buy tickets at the entrance. Choose either a morning or afternoon entry.
Explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, and hike up Machu Picchu Mountain to enjoy incredible views from the summit with an entrance ticket to a…
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Peru's Machu Picchu is the scenic site of many secrets. In fact, nobody really knows what the Incans even used it for! Here are a few tips to help you make the most of the mystery.
You can walk up to Machu Picchu by foot if you're fit enough. The strenuous climb reveals numerous overgrown trails, many of which are now being opened for public tours.
Peru is prone to earthquakes and the building blocks of Machu Picchu have been cut precisely enough to simply shake off the threat of tremors!
An estimated 60% of Machu Picchu's construction is underground. Its deep foundations and efficient drainage systems never fail to impress historians and archaeologists alike.
Machu Picchu may have been a site of religious pilgrimage. Supporting this is the Temple of the Moon – a shrine beautifully carved into a cave on the far side of Huayna Picchu.
Want more insight but can't stand crowded museums? You're in luck! Few tourists follow the long dirt track to the Museo de Sitio Manuel Chávez Ballón, but they really should!
The best time to visit is as early as possible if you want to see the site from Huayna Picchu – the highest peak of the two, and the one offering the most breathtaking views. Only 400 visitors are allowed up each day, so queues begin forming long before dawn!
It's also worth noting that although rainy season is officially from October to April, the sky can burst at any moment!
The PeruRail train from Cusco takes 3½ hours from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, the town at the foot of Machu Picchu (recently renamed Machu Picchu Pueblo, both town names are used). Train tickets sell out quickly so make sure you book with weeks to spare! The hike from Aguas Calientes takes about 90 minutes, otherwise expect long waits for the busy buses, despite the fact that they depart every few minutes from 5:30AM onwards.
- When should I visit?Open from 6:00AM to 5:00PM daily.
- Is it expensive?Tickets cost 126 soles, which is about $45.
- Will I need a guide?Absolutely! Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
- How to get thereMachu Picchu can be reached from Aguas Calientes by foot or bus.
- Additional information
- Get there early to make sure you can go up!
- The hike is strenuous and rainstorms are frequent.
What people are saying about Machu Picchu
Purchasing was simple, tickets were emailed to me within 48 hours, the day ran smoothly! Hiking the mountain was definitely worth it. Recommend that folks buy bus tickets ahead of time!
So glad that we hiked the Machu Picchu mountain which is 3,061.28 meters. We loved both, the scenery, and the trail...So Beautiful! Thank you, for allowing us to purchase and print the tickets beforehand. Every second counts.... <3
Machu Picchu is a very beautiful and pretty easy going around. If you want the extra mountains it will be a challange
It was a very early start at 4 am. While the journey was comfortable, we expected some interaction with "Get Your Guide" staff or guide for a greater part of the journey, apart from the main Machu Pichu visit. Was wondering why we were not part of a bigger group. That said our guide was well informed and and made the most anticipated part of the day trip meaningful and enjoyable.