Machu Picchu, Andes Mountains, Peru


What can you expect:

Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned.

Machu Picchu is well hidden on a high mountain top and is surrounded by deep ravines full of tropical forest. Enter the Incas hiking trail and follow the winding road to the top, where the impressive Inca city patiently awaits you.

Machu Picchu is Peru’s most famous attraction. Every year, thousands of tourists follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas to admire the impressive archaeological finds. The Machu Picchu was voted one of the seven modern wonders of the world in 2007. With its spectacular location, Machu Picchu is the landmark of Peru.

Scientists today still disagree about the function of Machu Picchu, but it is certain that people lived there. It is estimated that in the past between 750 and 1000 people lived there.

For more information see the website below.
Machu Picchu

Photographer: Alex Azabache
Photographer: Amanda Kerr

Prices Machu Picchu only:


Generally Nationalities and Other countries.

Adult: S/. 246.51
Student (17-25): S/. 147.91
Children (8-17): S/. 147.91

Andean Community:

Countries: Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador.

Adult: S/. 132.74
Student (17-25): S/. 94.81
Children (8-17): S/. 94.81

*Prices include IGV 18% (General Sales Tax).

Head over to the website;
– Buy your tickets online (deal with payment problems if you encounter them);
– Print your ticket and show it at the entrance.

*Tip: It is a busy place, so book a few months in advance is a good idea.

Opening hours:

Open everyday of the year, including public holidays (Christmas and New Year).

Monday6am – 6pm
Tuesday6am – 6pm
Wednesday6am – 6pm
Thursday6am – 6pm
Friday6am – 6pm
Saturday6am – 6pm
Sunday6am – 6pm

The location:

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