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When is the Best Time to Visit Machu Picchu?

There is not a bad time to visit Machu Picchu; after all it is one of the World’s New Seven Wonders of, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most beautiful places in the world! However, depending on your preference, the weather might be something worth considering....
Two tour guides at Machu Picchu

How to Hire a Guide at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a huge archaeological site with much to see and do, so hiring a guide is essential to really getting the most out of your visit. Here’s a quick insight on hiring your own guide for Machu Picchu. If you are traveling independently and not part of an organised...
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How to Visit Machu Picchu on Your Own

Getting to Machu Picchu can be quite confusing from afar, but here is a quick guide on how to arrange the trip on your own. Understanding where Machu Picchu is Located Machu Picchu was never found by the Spanish conquistadores when they first arrived in Peru in the early 1530s,...
The Inca Citadel of Macchu Picchu Peru

25 Great Tips for a Trip to Machu Picchu

Get the most out of your day at Machu Picchu and read our insiders tips on everything you need to know! Please feel free to leave any comments or tips of your own for other visitors to read! 1)      November – April is considered the wet season at Machu Picchu (and the highlands...
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5 Fairly Priced Hotels near Machu Picchu

Due to the remote location of Machu Picchu, most visitors travelling the ancient Inca site will choose to spend a night nearby. Other than the exclusive Sanctuary Lodge Hotel located adjacent to Machu Picchu, all of the other tourist hotels are located in the village of Aguas...
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A Guide to Eating at Machu Picchu

The Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is located between the saddle of two mountains in a very remote (but beautiful) location, so space is limited and choice for restaurants and places to eat is even more limited. Here is a quick guide to eating at Machu Picchu, allowing you to keep...
Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, Panoramic View

Hiking Huayna Picchu: What you Need to Know

Huayna Picchu is the striking mountain located behind the citadel of Machu Picchu. Shaped like a large cigar shooting directly out of the ground, Huayna Picchu makes up the background of the iconic scenery that you see in all the classic photos of Machu Picchu. Incredibly the...