Machu Picchu

Tours to Machu Picchu of 1 Day (Full Day)


Tour Itinerary

Tour Highlights

  • Breathtaking scenic train ride through beautiful Andean landscapes.
  • The restored Temple of the Sun and the room of the Three Windows.
  • Expert guide shares insight into Inca history and culture.
  • Legends and theories about the site and mystical features.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Height of Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu is located at an altitude of 2453 meters above sea level.
What is the Best Season to Visit Machu Picchu?
The best months to visit Machu Picchu are from May to October, where the weather is very good and the Inca City is always clear.
What are the most important sectors of the Citadel of Machu Picchu?
Temple of the Sun, constitutes one of the best examples of organic architecture in the world and is one of the finest in the City of Machu Picchu. In the lower part it presents the stepped symbol, inside a stone sculpture and niches that were used for ceremonial purposes related to the cult of the dead. In the upper part it has niches, a large rock carved as an altar and windows that were used to observe astronomical phenomena.

House of the Inka, this complex is strategically located in direct relation to the main water sources (phaqcha) and the Temple of the Sun. It has two entrances and served as the temporary residence of the Inka or his representative. The main courtyard of the complex shows elements associated with religious worship.

Ceremonial Fountains, there are 16 fountains located in the Urban area of the City of Machu Picchu. These keep the same constructive pattern; however, each one presents singularities.

Granitic Chaos, in this area fractured granite rocks and stacked granite blocks are represented, which is a clear example of how the place looked before the construction of the city.

Sacred Plaza, in this space are the Main Temple, the Temple of the Three Windows and an enclosure of less successful architecture that served as a residence and store of objects related to the ceremonies carried out in the temples.

Pyramid of the Intiwatana, this set is a rocky outcrop that was terraced in a staggered way in the manner of a truncated pyramid. At its summit there are two enclosures and between these a monolithic sculpture called Intiwatana was carved where ceremonies were held in honor of the surrounding sacred mountains.

Roca Sagrada, is a granite block that is in the process of roughing, surrounding an altar and in relation to the cult of the sacred mountains (apus). It is located in a connection space between the central area of the city and the Waynapicchu mountain.

Three Portals, this set takes its name due to the symmetry of the three Kancha-type architectural units that compose it, all of them have an access opening with a double jamb and a similar distribution of the rooms around an open central space. The function of this set was residence for the elite.

Hall of Mirrors, located in the complex of the same name, was designed to carry out astronomical observations through the use of the water mirrors that are located at floor level in the central part of the enclosure.

Temple of the Condor, corresponds to the central part of a large ceremonial area where a representation of the condor spreading its wings is located. The complexity of this temple is evidenced by the presence of underground passages related to the cult of water.
What to bring to Machu Picchu?
Mask and face shield

Identity document and passport


Small backpack

Rain poncho (rainy season November – April)

Light clothing

Coca leaves (products made from it, candies, cookies, etc.)

Cap, hat and gloves




Water bottle

Personal medications (headache, anti-inflammatory medications)

Extra money (preferably in soles)
History of Machu Picchu
Located in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, the sacred Inca citadel built around 1450 and discovered in 1911, still hides enigmas and mysteries about its real purpose, which continue to be hidden to this day and arouse the interest of both visitors and archaeologists from all over the world. the world.

Due to its strategic location on top of a high mountain, there are various theories about what it could mean for the Incas. Some maintain that it was built as a great mausoleum for the Inca Pachacútec, while others affirm that it was an important administrative and agricultural center whose cultivation areas served to support its inhabitants. However, it is also considered that it was used as a necessary link between the Andes and the Peruvian Amazon or as a rest residence for the Inca governor.

The truth is that Machu Picchu forms one of the greatest symbols behind what was the impressive architecture and engineering of the Inca Empire. Although its origin is still under study, the value and importance it represented in its time, as well as its imposing design, have earned it the status of being considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Tour Length

1 Day

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