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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu the Sacred Place of the Incas

District of the province of Urubamba, in the department of Cusco, located in the southern highland area, at 2,300 m.a.s.l. and 112 Km. from the city of Cusco. Its resident population is 3,600 inhabitants and daily about 2,500 tourists as a floating population.

Machu Picchu Pueblo is the obligatory step to visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu that is located 1.6 kilometers in the high part of a mountain and can be reached from here on a 1h 30 'ascent hike in mini transport buses

Also known as Machupicchu or Aguas Calientes.

In Machu Picchu Pueblo is the urban area where the hotels, restaurants, the train station, the commercial area are located. There are offices of banks, ATMs, pharmacies, telephone and Internet services, souvenir shops, handicraft market, basic medical services, police station and the IPerú tourist assistance office.

It is a town that grew on a difficult geography, without urban planning, there is no airport, no roads, no cars, no taxi services, everything is within walking distance to get around on foot. The only means of communication with other cities is by train.

Near its main square is the ticket office to visit the archeological zone and the mini bus station and its ticket office for transporting tourists to the top of the mountain where the Inca city of Machu Picchu is located.

 

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