Machu Picchu has been named one of the 7 Wonders of the World in 2007, making it one of the destinations that one should visit at least once in a lifetime.
Machu Picchu is located in the region of Cusco – Peru at 2430 meters above sea level in the jungle area and the best time to visit it is between the months of May to September, which is the time of year called “Dry Season” given the little presence of rains during these months.
If you want to visit Machu Picchu during these months you should keep in mind that the demand is very high compared to the rest of the year, so we recommend you book in advance train tickets and income so you can enjoy your visit to Machu Picchu calmly .
The ways to get to Machu Picchu are several and the one you choose will depend a lot on the type of experience you are looking for and the time that you have.
For example: you can get to visit Machu Picchu in just 1 day leaving very early from the city of Cusco, take a van to Ollantaytambo and then take the train to Aguas Calientes to finally get on bus or trekking (walk of 1 hour and a half) until the citadel of Machu Picchu to return to the city of Cusco at night.
Another alternative is to stay overnight in Aguas Calientes (the town of Machu Picchu) for the next morning to visit calmly the citadel of Machu Picchu and even the mountains of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu.
There are other ways to also arrive as the “Treks” including the famous Inca Trail, which can only be done with an authorized travel agency and must be booked up to 6 months in advance given its popularity and for which we recommend you prepare physically and mentally as well.
Another example a bit more complete as it combines nature, adrenaline, culture and adventure is the Inca Jungle that takes place in 4 days starting in the city of Cusco and ending there too.
During the Inca Jungle you will ascend by bus to more than 4200 meters above sea level and then descend by bicycle up to 2400 meters above sea level enjoying the ecological floors that the area offers to finally visit Machu Picchu.
As these examples are other ways to get to Machu Picchu walking, by car and train.