Discover the "Lost City of the Incas" at your own pace with a standard entry ticket to Machu Picchu. Stroll among the ruins of the sacred city at…
Make your trip to Machu Picchu easy and smooth with this round-trip bus ticket. Your bus will be waiting for you at Aguas Calientes town and transfer…
Explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu at your own pace and hike up to Machu Picchu Mountain.
Travel in comfort, on either the Vistadome or Expedition train options, on this full-day tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco. Take in the breathtaking…
Explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, and hike up Machu Picchu Mountain to enjoy incredible views from the summit with an entrance ticket to a…
Book your transit, admission, and guide for the most important site in Peru: Machu Picchu. Avoid crazy crowds and long lines: simply rest and prepare…
Enjoy one of the most popular destinations in Peru at your own pace by purchasing your Machu Picchu Lost Citadel ticket in advance. Skip the lines…
Explore the "Lost City of the Incas" on a full-day tour of Machu Picchu from Cusco. Experience the magic of the legendary UNESCO World Heritage Site,…
Guarantee your entrance to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu by purchasing your tickets in advance. See the Lost Citadel of the Incas from a different…
Peru's Machu Picchu is the scenic site of many secrets. In fact, nobody really knows what the Incans even used it for! Here are a few tips to help you make the most of the mystery.
You can walk up to Machu Picchu by foot if you're fit enough. The strenuous climb reveals numerous overgrown trails, many of which are now being opened for public tours.
Peru is prone to earthquakes and the building blocks of Machu Picchu have been cut precisely enough to simply shake off the threat of tremors!
An estimated 60% of Machu Picchu's construction is underground. Its deep foundations and efficient drainage systems never fail to impress historians and archaeologists alike.
Machu Picchu may have been a site of religious pilgrimage. Supporting this is the Temple of the Moon – a shrine beautifully carved into a cave on the far side of Huayna Picchu.
Want more insight but can't stand crowded museums? You're in luck! Few tourists follow the long dirt track to the Museo de Sitio Manuel Chávez Ballón, but they really should!
The best time to visit is as early as possible if you want to see the site from Huayna Picchu – the highest peak of the two, and the one offering the most breathtaking views. Only 400 visitors are allowed up each day, so queues begin forming long before dawn!
It's also worth noting that although rainy season is officially from October to April, the sky can burst at any moment!
The PeruRail train from Cusco takes 3½ hours from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, the town at the foot of Machu Picchu (recently renamed Machu Picchu Pueblo, both town names are used). Train tickets sell out quickly so make sure you book with weeks to spare! The hike from Aguas Calientes takes about 90 minutes, otherwise expect long waits for the busy buses, despite the fact that they depart every few minutes from 5:30AM onwards.
- When should I visit?
- Open from 6:00AM to 5:00PM daily.
- Is it expensive?
- Tickets cost 126 soles, which is about $45.
- Will I need a guide?
- Absolutely! Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
- How to get there
- Machu Picchu can be reached from Aguas Calientes by foot or bus.
- Additional information
- Get there early to make sure you can go up!
- The hike is strenuous and rainstorms are frequent.