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World heritage site · Historic Site
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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 $6
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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
Lookout
Intipuncu , Machu Picchu
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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 $599
Hot Spring
Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) , Aguas Calientes
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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
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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
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Machu Picchu

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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. Put Machu Picchu at the heart of your travel plans by using our Peru online visit 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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