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About the attraction

Built in the 15th century and later deserted, high in the Andes Mountains in Peru is an Incan citadel, “ Machu Picchu”. The sophisticated dry stone walls fused together with huge blocks without the use of mortar are an amazing sight. What these buildings were first used for is still a mystery. In 1981 it was labeled a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu's status was elevated to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll. You have to visit here to experience and enjoy the atmosphere of Machu Picchu. Why delay?

City Country
Cusco Peru
Address
Machu Picchu, Peru
Category
* Historic Sites * Monument * Memorial * Mountain * Landmark * Architectural Building * UNESCO World Heritage Site * Adventure * New Seven Wonders
Wait Time
No
Time you can spend here
1 to 2 hours
Entrance Fee

Yes

152 S/.

Must See
  • The Sun Gate Huayna Picchu
  • Inca Bridge, Watchman's Hut
  • Funerary Stone
  • Temple of Sun
  • Royal Tomb
  • Fountains
  • Three Windows
  • Principal Temple
  • House of Priest
  • Central Plaza
  • Sacred Rock
  • Industrial Section
  • Prison Group
  • Terraces
  • Intihuatana
  • House of Ornaments
How To Reach

From Cusco, one first needs to travel to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo take either Peru Rail or Inka RailService to Aguas Calientes. This journey takes around 1 hrs 50 min. Trains operate from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. It is advisable to purchase the ticket well in advance. On arrival to Aguas Calientes take a shuttle bus ride or hike up to Machu Picchu.

Tips
  • Do not visit the site during October through April as it’s the rainy season.
  • The peak season is between July and August where one should expect crowds.
  • Sundays are the most crowded days of all.
  • Since many people do not speak in English here, use a translation app to communicate.
  • Pack comfortable hiking or walking shoes.
Visit Time

Machu Picchu opens in two shifts:

Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Monday 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Tuesday 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Wednesday 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Friday  6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

 

 

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