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How to Arrive to Machupicchu

Don’t get lost when you visit the lost city of Machu Picchu: Compressive tips for traveling to Machu Picchu in Peru

Machupicchu is located at 112 km northeast of Cusco City; it is situated on top of the Mountain which reaches to 2,400 masl; Machupicchu was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire The construction of Machupicchu appears to date from the period of the two great Incas, Pachacutec Inca Yupanqui (1438–71) and Tupac Inca Yupanqui (1472–93.

There are 3 different ways to get to Machu Picchu.



The first way to arrive to Machupicchu is trekking the Classic Inca Trail or alternative treks, the classic four days Inca Trail trek rated as one of the top in the world is the best options if you like hike over the mountains and the cloud forest, but you need to book long in advance to get permits from the government; the other option is the alternative treks. We offer at least five different treks that arrive to or near Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu. See the links below:

Featured Inca Trail Tours

We offer you exclusively customized Inca Trail Tour packages. A Cultural tour or Amazon Jungle trips can be add to your trip in Peru. We help you enjoy to the fullest during your visit to Machu Picchu, making it worth remembering. Our contagious friendliness, remarkable professionalism with impeccable services will not let you repent on your decision of hiring us to plan your Trekking Peru..!!


The second way to get to Machu Picchu is by car directly in two days includes the tour within Machu Picchu or by a long, beautiful overland journey from Ollantaytambo known as the “Back Door” route. It is long – over 160 kilometers – and is not for the faint of heart or anyone who fears heights.

Driving Tours to Machu Picchu


The third way to get to Machupicchu is to take the train from Poroy trains station or from Ollantaytambo train station to Aguas Calientes. This is the most popular method, and for good reason. Although we hear from many people who don’t want to take the train for cost or image reasons, it is a beautiful and thrilling train ride and a good option for those without time or stamina for the Inca Trail, or the sense of adventure required for the Back Door trip. There are two companies that run this service:  Peru Rail (www.PeruRail.com   and Inca Rail (www.IncaRail.com)

Featured Trips to Machu Picchu