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Inca sanctuary can be enjoyed all year round without inconvenience; Local authorities have reinforced measures to preserve it
Machu Picchu, our majestic Inca citadel and one of the most visited and photographed destinations in South America does not go out of style. Our impressive world heritage site according to UNESCO has gone through few changes last year, which included new entry times and new rules for optimal care, all in order to standardize the volume of visits to the citadel and thus preserve its legacy in a sustainable way over time.
Thanks to these foresights our historic sanctuary is not currently on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in danger and currently benefits from the standardization of tourist arrivals to the citadel between the morning and afternoon.
If you plan to visit it during the following months – the rainy season in the Andes and the Peruvian Amazon – you will be captivated by its green landscapes.
Visiting Machu Picchu is a dream come true of many national and foreign visitors. Therefore, it is essential that responsible and sustainable tourism is applied in our most emblematic and important destination.
Machu Picchu has been a star in the lists of best places to visit and must-see destinations in the world in recent years. It has also been considered one of the most frequent places that have appeared on Instagram in 2017 thanks to the users of this network who are impressed with the magnitude and beauty of our historic sanctuary, a feeling that can’t be described with images or words, you have to live it.
We encourage tourists to see our majestic wonder and other impressive destinations that Peru has to offer with the warm kindness that Peruvians embodies.
How to get there:
More than 40 daily flights connect the city of Cusco with Lima, Arequipa, Puno and Puerto Maldonado Seasonally, there are flights to Trujillo.
Once in Cusco, you should take the train to the district of Aguas Calientes. From there, take a bus to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
For those who love hiking and adventure, you can get there by following the Inca Trail. For this, it is recommended to plan the trip months in advance. For maintenance, the Inca Trail usually closes in the month of February.
The opening hours are divided into two shifts: from 06:00 to 12:00 and from 12:00 to 17:30.
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