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Machu Picchu

Why visit Machu Picchu?

Brought to the attention of Western culture by Hiram Bingham in 1911, this World Heritage Site, located on a limestone ridge some 600m above the Urubamba River, may well be the finest architectural achievement of the new world. No journey to Peru can be complete without seeing the 'Lost City of the Incas’.
Reasons to visit Machu Picchu include: 

  • The iconic 'Lost City of the Incas', one of the ’must-see’ places in the world. 
  • Explore the agricultural terracing and aqueducts, the urban buildings and baths and the religious area, the Sacred Plaza, with its temples that include the Temple of the Condor, where a vast rock was sculpted to resemble the wings of a condor in flight. 
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Incas as you take one of the many walking trails, including the one from the Sacred Stone up to the peak of Huayna Picchu, or walk to the Inca Bridge or the Sun Gate.
  • Enjoy the amazing view from the Funerary Rock Hut, where Inca nobility were mummified, and now the evening home to llamas and alpacas. 
  • Visit the Royal Tomb and the Intiwatana; the 'hitching post of the sun’. 
  • Examine the remarkable workmanship of the precisely-sculpted granite blocks; no mortar was used. 
  • Look out for the over 400 species of birds, many unique to this region.  

When to go to Machu Picchu 

Machu Picchu is open all year round, apart from February. The temperature is fairly consistent all year, but most people tend to go in the dry season, which is April through October. 
For more information about when to travel in Peru, see our When to visit Peru page.

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Time: GMT-5hrs

Flight time:

Both KLM and Iberia have flights to Lima via Europe, leaving the UK early in the morning to arrive in Lima in the evening. The flight time is about 14 hours. It is also possible to fly to Lima via America.

Language: Spanish and Quechua are the official languages.


Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice.


There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.



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