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The Best Things to Do in Machu Picchu

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Things to do in Machu Picchu

World heritage site · Historic Site
Explore the ruins of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, a 15th-century Incan community perched 2,430 m (7,970 ft) above sea level, on a mou
Tours from $22
Once at the heart of the Inca Empire, Sacred Valley of the Incas plays home to many of the region's most popular archeological sites, cities,
Tours from $16
Intipuncu , Machu Picchu
Known also as Sun Gate, Intipuncu remains an important archeological site. Dedicated to Inti, the Incan sun god, the gateway once served as a
Tours from $560
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Duration: 3 to 5 hours
If you are looking for an adventure on your way to Machu Picchu at an unbeatable price, on a train with all the onboard comfort, the PeruRail Expedition train has just what you need.The train cars of the PeruRail Expedition train are steeped in the designs of Incan culture, the perfect way to start your trip to the Machu Picchu citadel. The PeruRail Expedition gives you the chance to take in the unbelievable scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures of a journey unlike any other.You will be waited on by a highly-trained staff member for the duration of your trip. You can find the catalogue here. Departures are scheduled everyday, with a variety of schedules and frequencies.
Book on Viator from $69
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Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) , Aguas Calientes
Rejuvenate your muscles at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), a complex that includes natural thermal pools with different temperature, changing
Tours from $185
Winay Wayna , Machu Picchu
One of the most impressive sites along the Inca Trail, the ruins of Winay Wayna give a good representation of daily life in the settlement. C
Tours from $575

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Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Mountains · Hot Springs
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation. At 2,340 m (7,970 ft) above sea level, the majestic structure dominates the picturesque landscape of the lush Rio Urubamba valley, and blends in naturally with the mountain ridge its nestled on. The World Heritage Site dates back to the 15th century, but wasn't discovered until 1911, almost half a century after the Incas left. Nowdays, nearly 2,000 daily visitors take a tour of Machu Picchu, its mysterious structures and scenic surroundings still fascinating travelers from all over the world. Make the most of your holiday in Machu Picchu by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Peru travel route planner.

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Where to stay in Machu Picchu

Visitors to Machu Picchu won't find much in the way of accommodations on the site itself. In fact, there's only one hotel located there, a rather pricey one that sits right by the ticket booths. Many of those who come to see the ruins stay in the nearby town of Aguas Calientes, situated just a short bus drive to the east. The accommodations here vary greatly, from backpacker-friendly hostels, to plush riverside hotels with additional facilities, such as spas, restaurants, and bars.
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