Información general de Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. When going, you have to take into account various aspects such as your location, your altitude, the travel time, the type of currency, the weather and more. Here we will seek to answer the main doubts of the traveler.

Videos of Machu Picchu

With these videos, learn how to travel by train and bus to Machu Picchu, which ticket to choose, what Machupicchu is like, Huayna Picchu inside and much more.

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Videos of Machu Picchu

Where is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is east of the Andes Mountains of Cusco, Peru. It is surrounded by 3 mountains: Huayna Picchu, Putucusi and Machupicchu.

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Where is Machu Picchu?

How high is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is in the middle of the Andes Mountain Range, at 2,430 m.a.s.l. The Machu Picchu mountain, at 3,082 m.a.s.l. The Huayna Picchu, at 2,720 m.a.s.l.

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How high is Machu Picchu?

The history of Machu Picchu

The history of Machu Picchu has more than a thousand years of 2 thousand years old. It includes its construction, its discovery and its opening to world tourism.

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The history of Machu Picchu

The language on the trip to Machu Picchu

In Cusco the most widely spoken languages are Spanish and Quechua, the language of the Incas. On the trip to Machu Picchu, English is the most used language.

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The language on the trip to Machu Picchu

The type of currency on the trip to Machu Picchu

On the trip to Machu Picchu, in addition to payment by card, the most accepted currencies are the Peruvian sol, the US dollar, the euro and the Brazilian real.

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The type of currency on the trip to Machu Picchu

How is the weather in Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu has a pleasant climate for tourists. The rains are more intense in January, February and March. From April to October the dry season occurs.

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How is the weather in Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu and Cusco festivities calendar

Machu Picchu celebrates its anniversary every July 7 with music shows and general joy. In Cusco, the most celebrated tourist festival is the Inti Raymi.

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Machu Picchu and Cusco festivities calendar

Documents in Machu Picchu

The trip to Machu Picchu requires a passport or identity document. For discounts, the university card or immigration card in Peru is required.

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Documents in Machu Picchu

Do I need travel insurance?

Machu Picchu and Cusco is a safe destination. Travel insurance is a good idea, especially if you will be hiking or doing extreme sports on your trip to Peru.

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Do I need travel insurance?

How to plan the trip?

Are you planning to travel to Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru? Learn how to organize your trip, prices, itineraries, whether you come with a tour or on your own.

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How to plan the trip?

Machu Picchu Pictures

Machu Picchu is one of the most photographed tourist destinations on the planet. Meet the most famous and incredible photos of the wonder of the world.

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Machu Picchu Pictures

More information about Machu Picchu

  • What was the function of Machu Picchu?
    Machu Picchu had the function of urban and religious center that represented the Inca power in the eastern limits of the empire. It is believed that it also served as a resting place for Emperor Pachacutec and his family.
  • What are the hours of operation?
    Machu Picchu remains open every day of the year from 6 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon.
  • How long can I stay inside Machu Picchu?
    Once inside Machu Picchu, it is recommended to stay a maximum of 4 hours in the archaeological site.
  • Is there an internet signal in Machu Picchu?
    Yes. Within Machu Picchu there is a telephone and internet signal.
  • Is the tour with a tour guide mandatory?
    Although the rules say that it is mandatory, in practice there are people who tour Machu Picchu without a tour guide. Even so, it is best to hire one on a tour or at the entrance gate to the archaeological site.
  • What is not allowed in Machu Picchu?
    In Machu Picchu it is not allowed to damage buildings, carry out acts that disturb the normal route of all visitors, as well as make professional audiovisual recordings without permission. You cannot take with you: alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, selfie sticks, metal-tipped canes, umbrellas, as well as banners or advertising panels.
  • When is the best time to go?
    The dry season (from April to October) is the best time of year to visit Machu Picchu. You can also go the rest of the year, although the rains can make some visitors uncomfortable.
  • Can I take the classic postcard photo of Machu Picchu?
    Yes. In the Casa del Guardian sector, all tourists can take the classic postcard photo with Machu Picchu in the background.

Enjoy the trip to Machu Picchu with the best services

Choose one of the 4 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!