Machu Picchu

The Lost City of the Incas

Intro

The beautifully preserved lost city of the Incas was a mystic place of worship, a spot for star-gazing, and the private hacienda of the Inca Pachacutec. A real jewel in architecture and engineering that amazes every visitor when walking around its different areas like the palaces, temples and observatories.

Machu Picchu was selected by millions of online votes in 2007 as one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World” and it is easy to see why.

Main Attractions

General Information

Altitude max:
2667 MAMSL (Huayna Picchu “Young Mountain”)

Altitude min:
2000 MAMSL (Machu Picchu Village)

Weather:
Dry, Sunny days and cold nights.Maximum: 26ºC / 78ºF. Minimum: 10ºC / 50ºF. Rainy season from November to March.

Access Routes

By train: 112 km (70 miles) from northeast of the city of Cusco (4 hours)

74 km (36 miles) from Ollantaytambo Station in the Sacred Valley (1h 30 min)