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Best Time to Visit Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Private Tours, How to See Machu Picchu


1.-What is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

For climatic reasons it is considered that; The best time to visit Machu Picchu would be during the months with less rain, April – October.

5.-How is the dry season in Machu Picchu?

MachuMachu Picchu is characterized by being a humid and rainy area with a very unstable climate, however there are seasons with more and less rain. The dry season is when the rains decrease significantly, which begins in the months of April and extends until October, throughout these 7 or 8 months, there are the even drier months that begin from June, July and August, sunny days and nights with intense cold with this aggressive climate, visiting Machu Picchu in private tours becomes exciting because it is expected to see the great lighting of the temple of the sun for the winter solstice

Surely you have read or have seen that the high season in Machu Picchu is congested indeed it is, but the Ministry of Culture and the companies that operate directly as consettur (buses) and railway companies have entered into coordination so that queues or lines are not generated unnecessary so as to decongest the visit.

6.-What is the biggest problem of high season?

 This year 2022, the problem of the high season is no longer the queues as before 2020, today the difficulty is to get a place to enter Machu Picchu, it is definitely recommended to buy online, either by agency or direct, since Upon arrival in Cusco you could NOT find the date or time you want, it should be noted that there are NO longer ticket sales in the town of Machu Picchu or also called Aguas Calientes. Only 600 people per group or shift are allowed to enter, it has been divided into 8 entry shifts starting at 6:00 a.m., followed by 7:00 a.m. and so on, each hour is a shift, so you will only see 600 people in the line of the bus at most, no more congestion!!!



1.-¿How to get to Machu Picchu?
2.-¿How to climb Machu Picchu?
3.-¿How to get from Cusco to Aguas Calientes?
4.-¿How to go from Cusco to Ollantaytambo?
5.-¿How to go from Cusco to Machu Picchu?
6.-¿How to get to Machu Picchu from Lima?

1.-How to get to Machu Picchu

The most traditional and fastest way to get to Machu Picchu, It is by train, but be careful, the train does not leave from the city of Cusco, but different stations such as: Ollantaytambo, 1 hour and 45 minutes by car from Cusco, which is the most used. Followed by Poroy, 25 minutes from Cusco, Pachar and Urumbamba, located in the sacred valley, the latter located on the property of a Rio Sagrado hotel.

The other ways are adventurous like the classic Inca Trail of 4 days, followed by Salkantay 5 days, Inca Jungle bike 4 days, by car 2 days, Choquequirao 8 days, etc.

2.-How to climb Machu Picchu

Once in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu town, dig to clarify, this is the closest town and the last one before reaching the Archaeological Park and it is located at the foot of the Machu Picchu mountain. In addition, it offers all the necessary services for visitors such as; hotels, restaurants of all prices, banks, ATMs, ticket office and bus, etc.
From this town you have two options to go up, by bus or walking
If you made the decision to go up by bus, it only takes 30 minutes, but queuing can take more than 1 hour depending on when you visit or what time you want to arrive at Machu Picchu. To take this service you must buy your ticket, the company that operates this route is called CONSETTUR, however you can buy the ticket by the way you prefer, tourism agency, direct online (here we leave the link) or at the offices of the same company in Cusco (Av. Infancia N° 433 Wanchaq y Av. Sol 380 at interbank bank) and Machu Picchu town (Street: Mayta Capaq s/n) office closes at 21:30 h.

If you made the decision to go up on foot, it will take you approximately 2 hours. People start going up at 4:00 a.m. the road is very well signposted, you just have to follow the bus route until you reach the ruins bridge, which is open from 5:00 a.m. They will ask you for your entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and you follow the path up the stairs.

3.-How to get from Cusco to Aguas Calientes

Aguas Calientes, it is the common name of Machu Picchu Pueblo, the last town before reaching the archaeological park of Machu Picchu,

The easiest and fastest way to get there is by train, for this you must have your corresponding ticket, there are two train companies that take you to Aguas Calientes, but you must take into account that the trip does not depart from the city of Cusco, here more details.

There are 4 train stations located on the outskirts of the city of Cusco:
POROY, the closest one, is 12 kilometers away 20 minutes by taxi from the city center, the trip takes an average of 4 hours to reach the Aguas Calientes station, the first train leaves at 05:05, followed by 05:55 , 6:40, 7:35, 8:25, 9:05 the latter is the most luxurious and expensive: Hiram Bimgam luxury train service.

OLLANTAYTAMBO, the busiest, 1 hour and 40 minutes by car from Cusco, located in the town of Ollantaytambo. Various services depart from said station with different schedules.

URUBAMABA located on the property of a Rio Sagrado hotel at 1h and 20m, exclusive for hotel guests.

PACHAR  1h and 30min quite close to the Ollantaytambo station

The train companies are:

Peru Rail: they have different services, local, expedition, vistadome and luxurious and in their varied schedules, here is the link

Inca Rail: It has boyayer, 360°, first class, private services and its different schedules, here we is the link

4.-How to go from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

Between Cusco and Ollantaytambo there is a distance of 88 km approx. The trip by car can take you 1 hour and 40 min, if you want to take a local transport service you must go to the terminals of Pavitos street and Grau avenue in the city of Cusco. The other possibility is to hire a private service with the company you consider convenient. The prices vary, in these local terminals they charge from 8 soles to 15 soles and in a private service for 2 people it can be around 100 soles.

5.-How to go from Cusco to Machu Picchu

The easiest way to get there is by train, beware, no train leaves Cusco, they are all on the outskirts of the city, the Ollantaytambo station is the busiest, located 1 hour and 45 minutes by car from Cusco, followed by the station from Poroy, 25 minutes from Cusco, Pachar and Urumbamba, located in the sacred valley, the latter located on the property of a hotel. Once you take the train at the determined time you will arrive at the Aguas Calientes station in Machu Picchu town. A 5-minute walk there is the bus ticket office, if you need to buy you need your identity document or passport, from the ticket office to the bus station there it is another 5 minutes walk, you board the bus, and in a 30-minute trip you will have arrived to Machu Picchu

6.-How to get to Machu Picchu from Lima

The city of Cusco is 1110 km from the capital city Lima. Traveling by road will take more than 18 hours and 45 min by direct flight. Recommended sites to quote and buy flights here
Once you are in Cusco, you must take a car to go to the train station. Be aware that no train leaves from the city of Cusco itself, the Ollantaytambo station is the busiest. To take the train it is important that you have a train ticket in advance, the seats are easily sold out

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You are on vacation, you plan to travel to an authentic place and you wonder… Where is Machu Picchu? this blog can help you.

Machu Picchu is 112.5 km away northwest of the city of Cusco, at an altitude of 2,350 meters, in the district of the same name Machu Picchu town, Province of Urubamba, Cusco region.

On the eastern slopes of the Peruvian Andes and the tropical lowlands, precisely on the eastern slope of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba, a mountain range that borders the Apurímac and Urubamba rivers which belongs to the Cusco region, Peru. At the coordinates at 13° 9′ 47″ south latitude 72º 32′ 44″ west longitude.

While Cusco is at 3350 m.s.n.m. Machu Picchu is a thousand meters below with a more humid and warm climate.

It is located in the middle of two high mountains Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu surrounded by a landscape of snowy mountains where the Urubamba river forms a deep meander around it.


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