Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, photo by Allard Schmidt
 

Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Sacred
Valley of the Incas in south-central Peru.

Sometimes referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas,” it is situated in a dramatic setting at 2,430m (8,000 ft), high above the Urubamba river, with dramatic low mountains nearby and alpine peaks in the distance.

Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Among its important buildings are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows.

Machu Picchu can be reached either by hiking the multiday Inca Trail (the most popular trek in South America) or by scenic train. Cuzco the main hub of the Sacred Valley.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Machupicchu Village Hostel

Machupicchu Village Hostel offers accommodation in Machu Picchu. All rooms have a private bathroom. Machupicchu Village Hostel features free WiFi . You will find free shuttle service at the property. Average score from 117 guest reviews: 6.8/10.

$9

 
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Samana Wasi Machu Picchu

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Samana Wasi Machu Picchu is set in Machu Picchu, 500 metres from Machu Picchu Hot Spring. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 242 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$30

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Sol de los Andes Inn

Sol de los Andes Inn offers accommodation in Machu Picchu. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer. Average score from 242 guest reviews: 6.9/10.

$60

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Yacumama Hotel Santa Teresa

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Yacumama Hotel Santa Teresa offers pet-friendly accommodation in Santa Teresa, 8 km from Machu Picchu. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Private parking is available on site. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$24

 
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Andino Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Andino Hotel offers accommodation in Machu Picchu. Each room has a TV. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. You will find free shuttle service at the property. Average score from 113 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$35

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Andino Hotel

Andino Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Andino Hotel offers accommodation in Machu Picchu. Each room has a TV. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. You will find free shuttle service at the property. Average score from 113 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$35

 
$358.6
Samuel's House

Samuel's House

Samuel's House is located in Machu Picchu, 700 metres from Machu Picchu Hot Spring. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. All rooms have a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower and bidet. Average score from 222 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$35

 
$358.4
Samananchis Machupicchu

Samananchis Machupicchu

Featuring free WiFi, Samananchis Machupicchu offers accommodation in Machu Picchu. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms come with a TV. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 81 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$40

 
$408.2
Adelas Hostal

Adelas Hostal

Less than a 1-minute walk from the Bus and Railway Stations, Adelas Hostal offers breakfast. A restaurant is featured. Machu Picchu is 25 minutes away by bus. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$35 - $70

 
$358.1
Hostal Sami Machu Picchu

Hostal Sami Machu Picchu

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Hostal Sami Machu Picchu offers accommodation in Machu Picchu, 400 metres from Machu Picchu Hot Spring. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$40

$407.9
Hotel Pachakuteq

Hotel Pachakuteq

Comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi are offered just 2 blocks from Machu Picchu’s craft market and 500 metres from the train station. Packed lunches for day trips are available. Average score from 40 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$50 - $95

$507.9
Samana Wasi Machu Picchu

Samana Wasi Machu Picchu

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Samana Wasi Machu Picchu is set in Machu Picchu, 500 metres from Machu Picchu Hot Spring. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 242 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$30

$307.8
Rio Dorado

Rio Dorado

Featuring an on-site restaurant and pub, Rio Dorado offers accommodations in Machu Picchu. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$40

$407.6
Chakana Inn

Chakana Inn

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Chakana Inn offers accommodation in Machu Picchu, 700 metres from Machu Picchu Hot Spring. Some rooms include views of the mountain or city. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is offered. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$32

$327.5
Hostal Las Rocas

Hostal Las Rocas

Just a 25-minute bus ride from the Machu Picchu Ruins, Las Rocas offers comfortable rooms with private bathrooms. Machu Picchu Train Station is 4 blocks away. Common areas have free Wi-Fi. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$40 - $60

$407.5
New Day Machu Picchu

New Day Machu Picchu

New Day Machu Picchu is located in Machu Picchu. The guest house is just a 5 minute walk to Aguas Calientes hot springs and offers free WiFi access. Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen satellite TV, a desk, and cleaning products. Average score from 203 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$34

 
$347.4
Hotel Hanaqpacha Inn

Hotel Hanaqpacha Inn

Located 100 metres from the train station, Hotel Hanaqpacha Inn offers accommodations in Cusco. Free WiFi access is available here. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom and cable TV. Breakfast is included. Average score from 498 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$49

 
$497.4
Inka House

Inka House

The white-fronted Inka House provides free breakfast, 24-hour front desk assistance and free Wi-Fi, in Machupicchu. Peru Rail train station sits only 80 metres away. Rooms here are welcoming, with splashes of colour. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$35

$357.3
Hostal Sun Palace Inn

Hostal Sun Palace Inn

Offering a restaurant, a complimentary breakfast buffet and free WiFi access, Hostal Sun Palace Inn offers accommodations in Machu Picchu. Rooms here are all fitted with a TV with cable channels, a private bathroom, heating, bed linen and towels. Average score from 202 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$45

 
$457.3
Marco Wasi

Marco Wasi

Located one block from the city's main street, Marco Wasi Hostel offers accommodations in Machu Picchu. Free Wi-Fi access is available here. Guests are provided with a complimentary pick-up service from the train station, subject to availability. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$45

 
$457.2
Hostal Urpi

Hostal Urpi

Located 30 metres from Plaza de Armas Square, Hostal Urpi offers accommodations in Machu Picchu. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here features cable TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries. A daily breakfast is included. Average score from 233 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$30

 
$307.0
Apu Ausangate Hostal

Apu Ausangate Hostal

Apu Ausangate Hostal offers accommodation in Machu Picchu with free WiFi access throughout the entire property. This property is located a 2-minute walk from the main square. A complimentary Continental breakfast is served daily. Average score from 124 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$50

$507.0

Highlights:

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Combination
Archeological Sites
Take your time walking around the site, as there are many places to see and explore. Among the landmarks are:
Sun Gate (Inti Punku)
If you've just arrived via the Inka Trail, this will be your first experience of the ruins. From here you can see back down each valley offering excellent views.
Temple of the Sun
Near the summit of the main city, the stonework on the temple is incredible. Look closely and you will see that there are a variety of stone walls throughout the city. Most are rough stones held together with mud, the common stone walls found throughout the world. But many buildings or parts of buildings are done with the more distinctive and impressive closely-fit stonework. The temple is the absolute pinnacle of this technology.
Intihuatana
A stone carved so that on certain days, at dawn, the sun makes a specific shadow, thus working as a sun dial.
Hotsprings
Scenic Railways
The train from Cuzco or Ollantaytambo, either on a day trip, or overnighting in Aguas Calientes. Inca Rail (Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes) is a concession run by Peruvian investors. Advance train bookings are recommended, as trains are often sold-out, particularly return trains. The area beyond Aguas Calientes is also scenic, although few travelers take this route.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Lowland Mountains
Alpine Mountains
Hiking and Trekking
Wildlife and Plants

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