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Citadel built in stone in the mid-15th century and was the capital of the ancient Inca Empire.

Discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. It is considered a place of worship and a religious sanctuary.

Declared by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity and also considered one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

To go to Machupicchu you have several options:

TRAVEL BY TRAIN: The simplest and most convenient if you don't have much time is to hire a tour through a travel agency, who will organize the entire visit from transfers, guide, lunches, etc.

The route begins by taking the train from one of the stations: Poroy Station or Ollantaytambo, the latter being the most used because it is in the Sacred Valley. To get to Ollanta from Cusco, you have to travel by bus (approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes), the train trip to the Aguas Calientes station (The village of Machupicchu) is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

After arriving in Aguas Calientes you have to take a bus (10 km) for 30 minutes to reach the entrance gate to the archaeological site.

You can make an express one-day visit to Machupicchu, returning to Cusco in the afternoon - night, or you can also spend the night in Aguas Calientes one night before and go up early the next day to visit the citadel and enjoy the landscapes in the morning.

INCA TRAIL: For those people who have more time and like to enjoy hiking and landscapes, in addition to having good physical resistance, they can do the Inca Trail

To preface, the Inca trail begins in Cusco, then you must travel to km 82 of the route by train. There the trek begins for 4 days, arriving at Machupicchu through the Intipunku. On the route you will be able to see archaeological sites and a natural environment that surrounds the mountains.

The duration of this excursion is 4 days, 3 nights where around 39 km are covered. This walk combines landscapes, nature and archaeological sites,

The Inca Trail is only done with a travel agency since there are limited places and you have to plan and reserve them in advance.

On the Inca trail the access gate to Machupicchu is the Intipunku (ancient gate)


ALTERNATIVE ROUTE BY HYDROELECTRIC: This is an alternative route but also a little longer and uncomfortable.

It begins with a 5 or 6 hour land trip from Cusco to Santa María, public transport buses leave from Avenida Antonio Lorena, district of Santiago.

Arriving in Santa María you have to get a bus to Santa Teresa or the Hidroeléctrica station, an approximate 2-hour trip to this area.

From Hidroelectrica you can take a train (20 minutes) or go on foot (2 hours) to Aguas Calientes, thus reaching Machupicchu.

This turns out to be the most economical way to travel.

It is not recommended to do the route during the rainy season (January-April) due to landslides on the roads.

How to go to Machupicchu?

If you organize your trip independently and go at your own pace, you can purchase your entrance tickets, train tickets and more on the official websites, where you can choose the schedules and types of train service according to your time and budget.

Depending on the route you choose, consider the following information:

First buy the entrance ticket to Machupicchu, there are visiting hours, the official website is, you can also purchase them at the official offices within the historic center
Choose the route of your preference (train, bus, walk)
If you do the Inca Trail, coordinate in advance, since the route is not available during the rainy season.
If you choose the visit by Train, buy your tickets through the website and
Consider that the citadel of Machupicchu opens at 6am and closes at 5:30 p.m.

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