The guide for an unforgettable trip to Machu Picchu

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¡Pack your suitcase!
Before starting the adventure, you must remember to bring the following:
  • 01. Documents
  • 02. Clothing
  • 03. Weather
  • 04. Altitude
  • 05. Location
Do not forget to bring with you these documents:
ID Card or Alien Registration Card
Passport
Boarding Pass
When traveling during rainy season:
Sunscreen lotion
Insect Repellent Lotion
Mountain Boots
Hat
Warm Sweater
Waterproof Jacket
When traveling during dry season:
Sunscreen lotion
Insect Repellent Lotion
Sunglasses
Mountain Boots
Knitted Cap
Warm Outdoor Jacket
Rainy season
December -- April
Rainy days with temperatures ranging between 60°F - 64°F
While nights can be cold, with temperatures dropping to 41°F
Dry season
March -- November
Sunny days with temperatures ranging between 64°F - 68°F
While nights can be cold, with temperatures dropping to 41°F
Cusco city
Is 11,150 feet above sea level
Machu Picchu town
Is feet above sea level
Machu Picchu
Is 7,874 feet above sea level
Cusco city
In central and southern Peru, 1,494 km from the city of Lima. Approximately 1 hour from Velasco Astete airport.
Ollantayambo
It is located about 70 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco, between 1.5 and 2 hours by car. Trains depart to Machu Picchu Pueblo from here.
Aguas Calientes
43 km southeast of Ollantayatambo. It is the main access road to Machu Picchu, just 9 km from Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu
It is located in the department of Cusco (province of Urubamba, district of Machu Picchu) on the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 80 kilometers northwest of Cusco City
01. We arrived to Cusco
Travelers are welcomed by the mysticism of the former capital of the Inca empire, which has managed to preserve customs and traditions without sacrificing the comfort of modern capitals.
Where to stay?

Ultimate Luxury. Enjoy a 5 days- 4 nights experience.

Check out our hotel and lodging options.
Where to eat?

Tasty dishes, cocktails and beverages as exotic as the local customs.

Check out our restaurants
Where to shop?

We have the best handicrafts, textile and other souvenirs for you.

Check out our stores.
02. Let's Visit Machu Picchu!

02. Let's Visit Machu Picchu!

Here's what you need for your adventure.
Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
Find out how to visit Machu Picchu mountain.
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Book your Lodging
Live and luxury experience.
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Get on board
Choose your train to Machu Picchu
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Enjoy the adventure
Find out why Cusco is an unbeatable tourist destination.
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03. What to do in   Cusco?
Get inspired by our blog and get a preview of the culture, mysticism and gastronomy.
04. ¿Where else to go?
There are many options of activities and experiences to choose from. Ready to explore them?
Frequently asked questions
If you have any questions, we have the best answers

There's many options when it comes to choose the best train to Machu Picchu. You can select between The First Class, The 360º Machu Picchu Train, The Premium & Lounge and The Voyager. If you are wondering about what train to choose, visit our Train and Services Comparison Tool.

Train tickets prices and rates may vary according to the type of service and the experience you wanna have. We have different types of services to suit your needs: trains to Machu Picchu with balcony and lounge, super panoramic windows and exclusive reservations. We also have trains to Machu Picchu with promotions for Peruvians and locals.

The train to Machu Picchu is taken at Ollantaytambo station, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, almost 2 hours away from Cusco.

If you wanna know where to buy train tickets to Machu Picchu, visit our website Inca Rail or go to our ticket offices located at Av. El Sol 843 block 6, Cusco.
05. Keep updated
This way you will ensure an unforgettable trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu
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