Machu Picchu

Sacred Land of the Incas

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of South America's most popular tourist destinations.

A trip to Machu Picchu is an opportunity to experience the unique culture and history of the Inca civilization and explore the region's stunning natural beauty. Visitors can visit the ancient city and explore the ruins, which include temples, plazas, and residential areas. The town is also surrounded by beautiful forests, mountains, and valleys, offering a range of outdoor activities such as hiking and birdwatching.

There are several ways to visit Machu Picchu, including guided tours and self-guided travel. The most popular way to visit the site is by taking the classic Inca Trail trek, a multi-day trek that takes you through the Andes Mountains to the ancient city. The trek is physically demanding but offers stunning views of the region and an opportunity to experience the unique culture of the Inca civilization.

Overall, a trip to Machu Picchu is a unique and rewarding experience that offers an opportunity to explore the history and culture of the Inca civilization and to experience the stunning natural beauty of the Andes Mountains. It is a popular destination for travelers seeking an authentic cultural experience and an opportunity to explore the outdoors.

Best time to visit 

The best time to visit Machu Picchu depends on your preferences and the type of experience you seek. The dry season, from May to October, is the most popular time to visit due to the pleasant weather and clear skies. The dry season is an excellent time to see if you want to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and exploring the ruins without the risk of rain.

The wet season, from November to April, is typically less crowded but can be damp and cloudy. The wet season is an excellent time to visit if you don't mind the risk of rain and are willing to take the chance of encountering cloud cover. The wet season can also be an excellent time to visit if you want lower prices and fewer crowds.


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I appreciate your interest in getting information about a personalized trip to Machu Picchu with the Imperial Expedition! Our private, customized itineraries are designed just for you, turning your travel interests, needs, and desires into your perfect journey. There are several ways to visit Machu Picchu, including hiking the Inca Trail, taking a train from Cusco, or taking a bus from Aguas Calientes. Your private guide can help you choose the best option for your itinerary and schedule. Please get in touch with us. 


Peru has visa-free travel agreements with most countries, and foreign nationals, including those from the United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand, and Canada do not require a visa for tourism purposes. 

Before you go to Peru, you must ensure that you have a valid passport with at least one blank page available for the entry stamp. In case you're traveling somewhere else after your Peru trip, proof of onward travel would also come in handy.


The time zone in Peru is UTC -05.00


The official language in Peru is Spanish, spoken by over 84% of the population. The indigenous Quechua language is spoken in the highlands by 13% of the population, and Aymara is spoken by 1.7% of the population in the region around Lake Titicaca. English is also widely spoken, especially in major towns and tourist areas.


The Peruvian unit of currency is the sol. We advise traveling with US Dollars as these are widely accepted. Like in any destination, it’s best to exchange your money in official banks to ensure you get authentic notes and the right amount of money back.

If you are relying on a credit or debit card for emergency funds, make sure you tell your card issuer that you will be using it abroad. 


Peru uses 220 volts, but typically plugs are shaped the same as in North America—two flat prongs. You’ll want to make sure that your devices are dual voltage before plugging them into a power outlet. Fortunately, most devices these days are dual voltage. We advise buying Universal Travel Adapter All-in-one. 


Please consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes, as well as any personal medical requirements. 

As vaccination requirements change frequently, we recommend that you consult your doctor and a travel clinic at least two months before your trip. If you choose to trek or climb, altitude-related illness such as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a major concern. Before traveling, it is best to have a complete medical check and physical exam. Stay fit and healthy so you can make the most of your journey.

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