Machu Picchu

First review on 01 Jul 2019
Last review on 29 Oct 2019 (3 reviews)
This ancient Inca citadel perched on a mountain ridge between the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains is now the most familiar icon of Inca civilization and a world famous tourist destination.
Basic Info Add / Edit

15th-century Inca Citadel Ruins

Seasons & Weather

Dry Season: May to October
Rainy Season: November to April

Price / Entry Fee

Starting from 152 Sols (US$45) per foreigner
(A limit of 6,534 permits are issued every day, split in several waves)

Opening Hours

6 AM - 5:30 PM
(Each person strictly limited to max 4 hours tour)

Airport(s) & Port Harbor(s) Service

Cusco: Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport (CUZ)

Train Station(s) Service

4 hour train ride from Cusco (San Pedro Station) to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) Train Station
- 40 min Shuttle Bus ride from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- 1 hour hike from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

Popular Bus Service(s)

Tour Bus or Chartered Vehicle from Cusco to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo)
Shuttle Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

Driving & Parking Info

No private vehicle access

Known For

UNESCO World Heritage Site
One of the New7Wonders of the World
Top Travel Destination in South America
Inspiration for Disney's The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Pacha’s Village

Best Time to Visit

Dry Season: May to October

Day Trip from Major Cities

Cusco (at least 8 hour round trip)

Winding and/or Bumpy Road (to & around here)

Some bumpy and winding roads (for bus riders) to here

Altitude/Motion Sickness (to & around here)

Motion Sickness: None to Mild Probability
Altitude Sickness: Moderate to High Probability!

Booking Recommendation

1 - 3 Months Before

Machu Picchu

Special Info & Comments

Located between Machu Picchu Mountain & Huayna Picchu
A guide is not mandatory to enter Machu Picchu
See website for complete list of rules/prohibited items you may not bring to Machu Picchu



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