Machu Picchu all day: an unforgettable experience

There are three options when traveling to the Wonder of the World : the first is to visit the Inca Citadel in the morning. The second is, do it in the afternoon. The third, and less frequent, is to be in Machu Picchu throughout the day. There are few people who dared to experience what it is like to feel in the Inca precinct from sunrise to sunset. What is it like to stay a whole day in the Inca llaqta ? For many tourists it is simply an unforgettable experience.

Machu Picchu and all its attractions

The main reason to stay all day in Machu Picchu is because it has many attractions to offer. Among the main stone constructions are the Temple of the Sun , the Intihuatana , the Temple of the Condor , the Temple of the 3 Windows , the Main Square and many others. What else to see? Here are the main adventures that tourists can enjoy in the Wonder of the World:

  • Ascent to the mountain Huayna Picchu – It is a trekking route considered one of the most incredible short walks in the world. The trails are steep and on the edge of vertigo cliffs. Once at the top, the landscape is simply spectacular.

  • Ascent to the mountain Machu Picchu – One of the new trekking routes in the Wonder of the World. They climb up steep paths from where you can appreciate the beauty of the landscape surrounding the Inca Citadel. It is a walk to the top of theInca llaqta .

  • Walk to the Puerta del Sol (Intipunku) – A walk to the old entrance gate to the Inca Citadel used by the Incas. Currently it is there where the adventurers who make the Inca Trail make their entrance.

  • Visit to the Machu Picchu Site Museum – The best option to better understand the importance of Machu Picchu for the Incas. The museum houses pieces extracted in the expeditions of the American explorer Hiram Bingham.

  • Sunrise in Machu Picchu – According to many visitors, one of the best experiences in the Inca Citadel. To be one of the first tourists to reach the site and see the sunrise, it is necessary to get up very early.

  • Sunset in Machu Picchu – A show full of peace. It occurs at approximately 05:30 pm when most visitors have already left the Inca City, the rays of the sunset hypnotize the tourist.

How to be all day in Machu Picchu?

The only way to be in the Inca site all day is to book a Ticket Machu Picchu for the morning shift and another for the afternoon . There are different types of tickets with different experiences so the tourist must choose what to do among the many options described above. For example, an alternative is to visit the Huayna Picchu mountain in the morning and make the tour of the Inca Citadel with tranquility in the afternoon. Another option is to ascend the Machu Picchu Mountain by day and make the tour of the Inca llaqta in the evening. In all cases, the visitor must purchase two tickets at different times.

Types of Tickets:

  • Ticket Machu Picchu Solo : This ticket allows you to see the incredible stone constructions of the Inca Citadel.

  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu : This ticket allows you to see the incredible stone constructions of the Inca Citadel and ascend the amazing Huayna Picchu Mountain.

  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain : This ticket allows you to see the incredible stone constructions of the Inca Citadel and ascend the novel Machu Picchu Mountain.

  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Museum : This ticket allows you to see the incredible stone constructions of the Inca Citadel and complete the visit with the Machu Picchu Site Museum.

What to do in Machu Picchu throughout the day?

During the morning is when more people make the tour of the Inca Citadel . From early hours, the sunrise is appreciated by the early risers who first arrived at the place. With the passing of the morning, tourist traffic is intense because in addition to the visitors who chose to tour the site at that time, there are those who make the ascent to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain. The adventurers who made the Inca Trail also make their journey in the early hours of the day. The first hours in the Inca llaqta are very intense.

In the afternoon, tourist traffic decreases considerably . Visitors return to the town of Aguas Calientes so the Inca site breathes more calmly. There are fewer tourists who make the tour of the Inca City. It is the perfect time to meditate or simply enjoy the landscape that the place offers. The best photographs are taken at sunset. Around 5:00 pm, the whistles begin to sound that it is time to leave Machu Picchu. At that time, the sunset provides an incredible farewell frame.

While it is possible to visit Machu Picchu only in the morning or in the afternoon, many tourists want to enjoy the Wonder of the World to the fullest. That is why they choose to stay all day in the Inca Citadel. The usual thing is to make the walks or routes in the first hours of the day to have the afternoon free . The ascents through the Huayna Picchu and the Machu Picchu Mountain can only be done in the morning. The tours of the Inca Citadel are made in the morning or afternoon. The last hours of the day are perfect to keep the best memories of the Inca site. For many, it is an unforgettable experience.

Important data

There are some considerations to take if you want to stay all day in the Wonder of the World. These depend on the itinerary that the visitor chose to book. For example, if you chose to ascend some of the mountains: Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu. Here are some important facts to keep in mind.

  • The tour of the Inca Citadel with official tourist guide is mandatory . You only need to do it only once. If you chose to hire a guided service in the morning, you will not need to do it in the afternoon.

  • It is not possible to have lunch in the Wonder of the World . You can only bring snacks, fruit, water, etc. There is a cafeteria outside the Inca site. Another option is to descend to the town of Aguas Calientes, have lunch and then continue the adventure again.

  • If you chose to ascend some of the mountains (Huayna Picchu, Mountain), wear clothes to change. Do not forget a camera to remember the incredible landscapes on the top as well as water in a canteen, rain poncho, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and a hat or hat.

  • Machu Picchu Tickets must be booked in advance . Especially the entrance ticket to the Huayna Picchu mountain. Do the same with train tickets.

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