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Discover One of the New Seven Wonders of the World

There’s a reason that Machu Picchu is high on every round up of bucket list destinations. Visiting the Lost City is like stepping into another world. The awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site is perched on a mountain ridge some 2,400m above sea level and commands jaw-dropping views over the surrounding landscapes. 

The city itself is a testament to the skill and ambition of Incan civilisation with its incredibly well preserved structures telling the tale of lives lived in centuries gone by. Machu Picchu is one of the most archeologically important sites in Peru and perhaps the world. 

Machu Picchu is situated to the north west of Cusco and can be reached in a number of different ways. Visitor numbers are limited to help ensure the preservation of the citadel, so with smart planning you’ll have an incredible, uncrowded experience. 

For true luxury, travel by train from Cusco or the Sacred Valley on services like the Vistadome and the Hiram Bingham. If you’re after a more active approach then hiking the Inca Trail will take you on an adventure through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country before finally arriving at your destination. 

As well as an in-depth private tour, we recommend that you take some time to explore the ruins by yourself – you could even climb Huayna Picchu for an alternative view. Your Jacada travel designer will help you decide on the best option for your trip and make sure that you have the Machu Picchu experience you’ve been dreaming of.

There is nothing quite like the feeling when you catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu. The mountain setting alone is enough to take your breath away. And with the right guide the lost city seems to come to life before your eyes.

Lily Bunker
Travel Designer

Our team of expert travel designers is ready to help you discover the wonder of Machu Picchu.

When to Visit Machu Picchu

You can visit Machu Picchu all year round. However, the driest months are May to October: something to keep in mind if you're planning on trekking to the city.

 
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Where to Stay at Machu Picchu

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