Machu Picchu throughout the day: an unforgettable experience

Machu Picchu 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 being in Machu Picchu throughout the day. Few people dared to experience what is felt in the Inca site from sunrise to sunset. How is the whole day in the Inca llaqta? For many tourists it is simply an unforgettable experience.

Machu Picchu and all its attractions

The main reason why to stay all day in Machu Picchu is because it has many attractions to offer. Among the main stone buildings 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? Then 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 precipices of vertigo. 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 steep paths from where you can appreciate the beauty of the landscape surrounding the Inca Citadel. It is a hike to the top of the Inca llaqta.

Walk to Puerta del Sol (Intipunku) – A walk to the old entrance gate to the Inca citadel used by the Incas. It is currently 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. In order to be one of the first tourists to arrive at the site and be able to see the sunrise, it is necessary to get up very early.

Sunset in Machu Picchu – A show full of peace. Occurs at approximately 05:30 p.m. When the majority of visitors have already left the Inca City, the rays of the sunset hypnotize the tourist.

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 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), bring clothes to change. Do not forget a camera to remember the incredible landscapes at the top as well as water in canteen, rain poncho, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and a hat or cap.

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

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