Travel to Machu Picchu

If you wish to travel to Machu Picchu, here you’ll find comprehensive tip sheet for traveling to the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru; we’ll help you to enjoy your to this iconic Incan archaeological site.

Each year, thousands of travellers visit the imposing and mysterious Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru. But getting to the massive agricultural terraces, intricate stone constructions, and epic hilltop views of this UNESCO World Heritage site isn’t cheap, and it involves some trickier-than-usual logistics. Here’s how to expertly navigate your way to Peru’s most famous destination.

Machu Picchu the lost city of the Incas in Peru

History of Machu Picchu

The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu was further excavated in 1915 by Bingham, in 1934 by the Peruvian archaeologist Luis E. Valcarcel, and in 1940–41 by Paul Fejos. Additional discoveries throughout the Cordillera de Vilcabamba have shown that Machu Picchu was one of a series of Pucaras (fortified sites), Tambos (travelers’ barracks, or inns), and signal towers along the extensive Inca foot highway.

Residences at Machu Picchu were probably built and occupied from the mid-15th to the early or mid-16th century. Machu Picchu’s construction style and other evidence suggest that it was a palace complex of the ruler Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui (reigned c. 1438–71). Several dozen skeletons were excavated there in 1912, and, because most of those were initially identified as female, Bingham suggested that Machu Picchu was a sanctuary for the Virgins of the Sun (the Chosen Women), an elite Inca group. Technology at the turn of the 21st-century, however, identified a significant proportion of males and a great diversity in physical types. Both skeletal and material remains now suggest to scholars that Machu Picchu served as a royal retreat. The reason for the site’s abandonment is also unknown, but lack of water may have been a factor

The viewpoint of Machu Picchu

When to Go to Machu Picchu?

The Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu is open year-round. October through April is the official rainy season, but it can rain at any time. And while peak season is July and August, you should always expect crowds. Sundays can be the most crowded, because that’s when people who live in the Cusco province are allowed into the site for free, in addition to the daily quota of 5,000 paying visitors approximately.

It’s Important to be Acclimatized

When you came to Cusco, provably your homeland is much lower than Cusco; the city of Cusco is located at 3,400m/11,000fts. so, we recommended to stay in Cusco or the Sacred valley of the Incas at less two days. This will help minimize the unpleasant or even dangerous effects of altitude, which commonly include headache, fatigue, and nausea. Avoid alcohol and physical exertion while acclimatizing and drink as much water or tea as you can stand to help your body slowly adjust to the thinner air.

Cusco Imperial Tour

The City of Cusco from where will start you tour to Machu Picchu

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Tours to Machu Picchu

Cusco Classic Tour 4 Days

Cusco Classic Tour 4 Days is another well-known package that you can enjoy; visiting the surroundings of Cusco and the iconic Machupicchu; where you will be tremendously gifted with varieties of history

Included activities

  • City Tour in Cusco.
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Machu Picchu Tour.
Cusco Imperial Tour 5 Days
The Cusco Imperial Tour 5 Days starts in the city of Cusco; where you can visit the Inca, colonial and modern architecture. Then you’ll drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas including Pisac and Ollantaytambo Inca ruins.

Included activities

  • City Tour in Cusco.
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Machu Picchu Tour.
  • Free time within Machu Picchu
  • Maras-Moray Tour.
Cusco Machu Picchu Tour 5 Dayss

Cusco Machu Picchu Tour 5 Days is five-day tour where you will explore the most important places of Cusco – Peru;  you’ll visit the city of Cusco, The Sacred Valley of the Incas and the energetic Inca site of Machu Picchu; All of them in a comfortable tour and escorted by experienced Guide.

Included acitivities

  • Cusco city
  • City Tour in Cusco
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Machu Picchu trip with overnight.
Cusco Adventure Tour 7 Days

The Cusco Adventure Tour 7 Days starts in the city of Cusco, drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visit the Inca ruins of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. On the Inca Trail, you will be welcomed by beautiful landscapes and filled with the energy of the stunning mountain scenery

 Included activities

  • City of Cusco.
  • Sacred Valley Tour 1 day.
  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4N/3N.
  • Machu Picchu Tour
Cusco Amazon Trip 6 Days

Cusco Amazon Trip 6 Days is as interesting package in itself due to its unique characteristics. Generally, the trip comprises the activities like exploring Cusco, Machu Picchu, watching birds, walking in the nature, excursion and more over visiting a village of ethic group.

Included activities

  • Cusco city.
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Machu Picchu Tour.
  • Jungle Trip
Cusco Archaeological Tour 6 Days

Cusco Archaeological Tour 6 Days The Cusco Archaeological Tour includes a driving tour of Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas (visit Pisaq and Ollantaytambo), journey by train to the “Lost City of the Incas” – Machu Picchu; explore the wonderful Inca site of Moray, the salt mines of Maras, and the impressive Inca ruins of Tipon and Pikillacta.

Included activities

  • City Tour in Cusco.
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Machu Picchu Tour.
  • Maras-Moray Tour
  • Tipon and Pikillacta Tour

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A tour to Machu Picchu is always enthralling, as you can have so many to explore in this Iconic Inca site. You can immerse in the mysterious Inca settlement or an old Inca temple. Experience the breathtaking views of the Andes in a trekking tour to the Inca Trail or other spectacular mountains in the Machu Picchu National Park…Cusco Tours online