Machu Picchu

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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ALTITUDE

Max: 2667 masl / 8750 ft

Min: 2000 masl / 6562 ft

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WEATHER

Dry and sunny days, and cold nights

Maximum: 26ºC  / 78F 

Minimum: 10ºC / 50F

Rainy season: November - March

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ACCESS ROUTE

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

 

74 km (36 miles) from Ollantaytambo Station in the Sacred Valley (1.5 hrs)

MACHU PICCHU INGREDIENTS

MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN

The Machu Picchu Mountain or the "Old Mountain" is the big mountain standing at 3000m (9840ft) above sea level over the Machu Picchu Citadel. This mountain is a better option for those looking for a more challenging hike since the climb to the top takes about 2 hours on a very steep trail. 

For more Machu Picchu Experiences, contact your Destination Expert at:

info@metropolitan-touring.com.pe