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…
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…
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.
This 2-day tour is highly recommended for couples or families, especially for those who love beautiful landscapes and mountains. If you are short on…
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Explore the "Lost City of the Incas" on a full-day tour of Machu Picchu from Cusco. Experience the magic of the legendary UNESCO World Heritage Site,…
Enjoy a day trip to the sacred city of Machu Picchu and feel the flowing energy of this ancient site that is said to be the new spiritual center of…
One of the world’s archeological wonders, Machu Picchu is a highlight of a visit to Peru. Explore the ancient citadel, discovered by Hiram Bingham in…
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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
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Machu Picchu. Edith our guide was excellent, do informative and answered all our questions. Thank you Edith for being so caring and kind.
A representative of the tour group, Joseph, met us at the train station, as we were starting our tour not long after the train arrived. I'm not sure what magic happened behind the scenes, but a staff member from our hotel (Inkaterra Machu Picchu) and the the tour group representative coordinated themselves and met us together. Joseph led us through the small town and waited until the bus arrived. We had purchased our bus tickets to go up the mountain in Cusco. It ended up being a nice small group (our family of 4 adults and a solo traveller,) but this is likely because we were travelling at the end of April which isn't the high season. Our tour guide Katti met us at the entrance. She was friendly and knowledgeable. We learned much about the history and buildings, and her English was excellent. She took us through the site at just the right pace, not too fast or slow, and there was just the right amount of information. We really enjoyed the tour.
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!
When all the companies rejected me bc was only two weeks before my trip to MP, you sold me the ticket and was awesome! Thanks
This was my 1st time to Peru, and without any knowledge of the area, culture, or of how to get around, the guides and local staff made it so much easier to navigate. They also provided fun facts and enriching information throughout the tours which gave me a deeper appreciation of the sites and locations visited. Well organized and great staff. Would highly recommend!