Machu Picchu

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What are the temperatures like at Machu Picchu?

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How much does the Train to Machu Picchu cost?

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10 Steps to creating the ideal Machu Picchu trip

Step by Step guide to creating your own Machu Picchu Trip Visiting Machu Picchu with the mandatory times, train times, bus departures etc…did not become easier but not everyone wants to pay a travel agent to make sure you visit Machu Picchu in the best way possible. For the intrepid travelers among us, following a 10 step guide to follow to make sure you make the most out of your time at Machu Picchu.

More Machu Picchu Travel Information

Following you can find some great external links to other websites with some great information on Machu Picchu. Complementary routes in Machu Picchu Here you can find more details on the complementary visitors circuits at Machu Picchu. The Temples of Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is home to several temples and special constructions; here we will tell you more about the ones you should not miss during your visit.

Traveling to Machu Picchu; 10 practical tips for visitors

Machu Picchu Visitor Tips Machu Picchu is a unique and adventurous destination but is perhaps not as easy to get to as some of the other bucket list destinations that often get listed. For the Colosseum you fly to Rome and the rest is all pretty straight forward. For Christ the Redeemer you fly to Rio and can even take a taxi there. For Machu Picchu this is not that simple making that one would need at least two (preferably more) days in Peru to see Machu Picchu.

How to travel to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco region in South Peru Cusco is the closest airport and is located at about 100km from Machu Picchu In order to travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu one will pass through the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu can be visited in two ways; by train or on foot For the train there are three stations, 2 companies with three levels of trains Hiking to Machu Picchu can be done via the original 4 or 1 day Inca Trails or the 5 day Salkantay Trail Visiting Machu Picchu, unless you are lucky enough to live in Peru, takes some time and effort but the rewards are undeniably unique and breathtaking.

Hiking Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu Mountain is the famous mountain on the northern end of Machu Picchu The hike is limited in number of visitors; 400 people daily divided into two groups Two time windows for this hike; 7.00am and 10.00am (200 visitors per time window) Tickets for Huayna Picchu sell out for most day and months in advance The cost for the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu ticket is 200 Soles (US$62) per person Huayna Picchu is the name given to the granite mountain that towers over Machu Picchu on the northern end of the site, carved on all ends by the Vilcanote River running around it.

Machu Picchu Weather

Machu Picchu has two seasons; the dry and the rainy season December is the start of the rainy season April is the start of the dry season Every year in March / April the dry season starts Day temperatures throughout the year are around 72°F (22°C) Chances of clouds and rain are higher in the mornings Generally speaking, Machu Picchu weather is relatively warm during the daytime and tends to cool off at night.