What is the Temple of the Moon?

The Temple of the Moon, also called The Great Cavern, is an Inca construction located inside the Huayna Picchu mountain. It owes its name to the fact that it is built inside a mountain cavern. It should be noted that the Incas believed that the caves communicated the world of the living (kay pacha) with the world of the dead (uku pacha). The construction has niches and finely carved stone walls, just as the Incas did with their most important temples.

To get to the Great Cavern it is necessary to take a detour from the top of Huayna Picchu. The walk is down trails full of vegetation. The walk takes approximately 1 hour. After the visit, another path of 1 additional hour is taken to the exit door of the Huayna Picchu mountain. Due to this additional route, few visitors are encouraged to reach the Temple of the Moon.

Enjoy the trip to Machu Picchu with the best services

Choose one of the 5 types of tickets

The entrance to Machu Picchu offers discounts for university students, those under 18 years of age and citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. Children under 3 years enter free! Get your entry to 'mapi' here.

We take you wherever you want in Cusco

The private transportation service takes you to any tourist destination in Cusco. Travel with total security in a private service for you, your partner, your friends or family. Includes pick up service from the airport or transfer to Machu Picchu train station, book here!

An unforgettable train trip to Machu Picchu

In total there are four tourist train services to Machu Picchu: Expedition, Vistadome, Vistadome Observatory and the Hiram Bingham luxury train. They all belong to the prestigious Peru Rail company. Buy the tickets here! Take advantage of the discounts!

Get on the final bus to Machu Picchu

The train trip will leave you in the town of Aguas Calientes, 10 kilometers from Machu Picchu. For this last section you must get the bus to Machu Picchu, a comfortable service that takes care of the environment of the wonder of the world. Buy your bus ticket here!

Tour Machu Picchu with a professional guide

In Machu Picchu the tour guide service is not mandatory. However, most tourists decide to go accompanied by a guide. This way they will be able to fully understand the history and importance of the wonder of the Incas.

Machupicchu all inclusive 1 day

If you do not want to buy each ticket to Machu Picchu separately, it is best to hire an all-inclusive tour. Includes: transfer to the station, train ticket, tour guide, entrance fee and lunch option at the best ‘mapi’ restaurant. Book the tour here!