All about Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the most popular destination in Peru, since its discovery in the first decade of the 20th century it has not ceased to amaze with its historical richness and the grandeur of all its construction. We designed this space to inform you of everything that concerns a trip to Machu Picchu in Cusco from Lima or from outside the Peruvian country.

Machu Picchu

It is normal to associate Machu Picchu with Peru because of the incredible number of visitors that come to this archaeological site. In addition, after being crowned one of the 7 Wonders of the World, its popularity grew and it became a special place due to the amazing architecture that can be found. The little streets that are formed between the stone walls is really something that will remain in the minds of travelers. It is also easy to be surprised by the dedication that the temple buildings had, where they used large stones that do not break the harmony of the place. For this reason and more we dedicate this space to detail and address in a better way all the details that help everyone to reach Machu Picchu.

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Cheap Route to Machu Picchu

Cheap route to Machu Picchu by Hydroelectric

The cheap route to Machu Picchu goes through the Hydroelectric station in the jungle of Cusco. This route takes about 7 or 8 hours. The first stretch by bus to the town of Santa María. From there by collective taxi…

Buses a Machu Picchu

Bus prices to Machu Picchu

The last step to travel to Machu Picchu is the bus ride. This route is only 10 kilometers. Although it is also possible to walk, most tourists choose to take the bus. The price…

Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu and Machupicchu mountain

Machu Picchu has more than 150 buildings that were part of an ancient Inca citadel. Most are located in the center of the place. High up, on the two mountains that surround the archaeological site, there are more constructions…

Hoteles en Machu Picchu

Hotels in Machu Picchu

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Tour guide price

Tour guide price

Hiring a tour guide is the best way to enjoy Machu Picchu. Otherwise, you will not be able to assess the real dimension of each of the Inca constructions. The guides crowd at the entrance door of the…

Train price

Train price

The train is the main means of transportation to get to Machu Picchu. The trip begins in the city of Cusco, in the heart of the Andes Mountains in Peru. Through a bus trip you must arrive…

Ticket prices

Ticket prices

Tickets to Machu Picchu can be purchased online. There is an official website as well as several pages of authorized tourism agencies. If you decide to travel without a tour, you must buy your tickets and travel…

Hikes to get to Machu Picchu

Hikes to get to Machu Picchu

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What is the history of Machu Picchu?

According to more rigorous and scientific studies, Machu Picchu was built by the Inca Pachacútec, between the 1460s. This place would represent an important control point entering the Antisuyo or the jungle area for the Tawantinsuyo. It is very important because you can find religious and imperial buildings which, for some, would represent the royal home of the Inca Pachacútec.

During Spanish rule, the hosts of the Spanish crown could not find Machu Picchu, which ended up being abandoned by the inhabitants. However, in the popular knowledge of the natives of the area, the location of this place was maintained. This knowledge passed from generation to generation without them being able to do anything, leaving this entire place covered by the extensive vegetation, typical of the jungle.

In the year 1911 an expedition commanded by Hiram Bingham and a group of archaeologists, found the place, first guided by records on maps, the help of the inhabitants of the area and the first unsuccessful expedition of the Peruvian Agustín Lizárraga. The purpose of the expedition was to find the site of the Incas of Vilcabamba, but they found Machu Picchu and little by little more Inca constructions were discovered in areas very close to the wonder of the world.

Over the years it is named as a Historic Sanctuary in 1981, two years later, it is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Before the new century, the roads and rails to this place began. In 2007 it was considered one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. In 2011, some archaeological samples were recovered from the Peruvian State, which were placed in the Casa Concha Museum in Cusco. At present, the visit to this site is limited, however, new hiking and mountain routes have been opened to enhance this travel experience.

How to get to Peru and visit Machu Picchu?

The best way to get to Peru is by plane, especially if you plan to visit Machu Picchu, the wonder of the world is in Cusco and Cusco is in the south center of Peru. Therefore, you can rule out options to arrive by bus, which would take several days. Another advantage of arriving in Peru by plane is that you can hire another airline that will transport you to Cusco on a 1 hour and 45 minute trip.

Being in Cusco we recommend you acclimatize and take some tours within the city while you taste the exquisite Peruvian gastronomy or go shopping at the artisan centers where you can find souvenirs. Advance reservation is recommended. From Cusco the trip to Machu Picchu is by bimodal service, a first section is by bus to Ollantaytambo and then a train to Aguas Calientes. From this place you will be very close and you will be able to feel the semitropical climate of the jungle. Finally, all that remains is to take a bus and marvel at this citadel of the Incas.

Best date to visit Machu Picchu?

From an adventurous point of view, any date or day of the year is ideal to discover Machu Picchu. Visits are usually recommended in the dry season, because in this way you avoid the mist and constant rain. The dry season begins in April and ends at the end of October. The rest of the months are wet or rainy season. This season has its own benefits, such as finding Machu Picchu without much crowd or enjoying the tropical rain in full contact with nature. The decision will be yours.

Since when should you book to visit Machu Picchu?

Something important to mention are the reservations to Machu Picchu. It is important to book more than two months in advance, especially if you want to visit Huayna Picchu, ticket with the most demand. Remember that Machu Picchu allows a limited number of visitors per day. If you have any questions or want information about something that you cannot find in our blogs, do not hesitate to contact us at

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