Machu Picchu

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

For many this is the main reason to make the pilgrimage to Peru. Situated on a single mountain high in the Andes (2450m) this archaeological site was never discovered by the Spanish. Situated 120km northwest of Cuzco it is only accessible by train and foot. The archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu in 1911, although archaeologists have been visiting it for years its purpose is still unclear.

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN MACHU PICCHU

GUIDED TOUR

It is impossible to truly understand this place without an expert guide. Our local guides take around 4 hours to walk you through this unique world.

SUNRISE, SUNSET

It is worth getting up early and staying late to watch the shadows move and the light to change. They are also the times when there are fewest visitors here.

HUAYNA PICCHU

The small mountain sitting in the background of all the famous photos. The view from the top offers a unique view of the ruins below. steep climb, but rewarding.

MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN

One of the lesser known walks around this site, but this 3 hour round trip walk gives a different perspective from up high.

THE SUNGATE

A 45 minute walk from the site takes you to a small gap in the mountain which offers another unique view of the site. If walking the Inca trail, this is you first view of Machu Picchu.

THE LLAMAS

The site is a good place to get some great photos of llamas which are the perfect gardener for Machu Picchu.

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