The Sanctuary of Machu picchu,

is located in the Andes Mountains and Amazon Jungle

IS THE PROTECTED AREA (35000 hectareas).

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, located in the Cusco region of southern Peru, is an archaeological and cultural legacy of utmost importance to the Incas and to South America.

Its architectural beauty, its natural surroundings and its magical landscape between the Andean mountains and the rainforest make this an ideal environment to reconnect with nature.

The entire sanctuary and nature reserve is full of orchids (plus 40 varieties) exotic and bushy flora, also endemic birds (Gallito de las roca). In recent years, the beautiful spectacled bear will appear.

The Machu Picchu Inca citadell is the city located in the Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu mountains.

Machu Picchu is Peru’s main tourist destination and it is magnificent. It is never a disappontment. It is definitely one of the world’s great sights. As it will be the climax of your journey around Peru, careful planning is important in order to make the most of your visit, since Machu Picchu is very busy especially in peak tourist season (July & August).

Here are three important tips: walk if you can, overnight if you can, and stay in the only hotel by the ruins if you can afford it. Oh! And if you don’t walk, and you can afford it, take the new Hiram Bingham Luxury Train service.


To get to Machu Picchu, your starting point is the City of Cuzco. There are flights to Cuzco from Lima and other cities in Peru. Once in Cuzco there are different options: you can either drive for a couple of hours and trek the Inca Trail (5d/4n), take the train part of the way and trek the One-day Inca Trail (5 hour walk) or take the train all the way (4 hours).

The Machu Picchu Citadel has three important sectors:

  • Agricultural sector with andenerías in surrounding areas of the citadel.
  • Urban sector with houses for priests and relatives of the Incas.
  • Religious sector with temples and worship areas

Machu Picchu Perú


In the surroundings of Machu Picchu we can find the beautiful and misunderstanding of Inka Bridge :

 

A short Inca stone path takes us in 15 minutes.

If you suffer from vertigo or fear at heights it is not recommended. (more details)


Machu Picchu services

Machu Picchu services
Train of Cusco to Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu

In Aguas Calientes, the town below Machu Picchu, you can find all the services needed (e.g. telephones, banks, ATMs, restaurants, hotels, internet services, guides, massages, mystical experiences). The weather is warm and rainy.

HOW TO ARRIVE AT MACHU PICCHU

There are trhee ways to access Machu Picchu:

1.- Via train from Cusco (4 hours) or from Ollantaytambo (2 hours)

2.- Via the Inca Trail (2, 3 or 4 day trek)

3.- BY Santa Teresa and Hidroelectric, two hours walking along the banks of the train track, from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes.

There also exist alternative routes combining bus, bicycle, trekking and train trips.

To Aguas Calientes villa access:by train (Perurail, Inkarail), by card (from Hidroelectric district) and by Inca Trail (1,2 or 4 days)

From Aguas Calientes:an hour down the Inca road and the cloud forest.

30 minutes by ecological bus of Conssetur

Entrance tickes :

Every day, 5 park tickets are scheduled. Each time you can enter 2500 people.
The prices are USD 52.00 adults, USD 26.00 students and minors, S/. 76.00