Machu Picchu Holidays

Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, reigns majestic atop a mountain ridge in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru. Offering a tantalising glimpse into the Inca Empire's former splendour, this world-renowned archaeological site attracts history enthusiasts, adventure-seekers, and nature lovers alike.

Enclosed by the winding Urubamba River, this enchanting city in the clouds is a chilling testament to the prowess of an extinct civilisation and remains an echo of Peru's rich pre-Columbian history. Get ready to unravel the mystique wrapped around this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Things to See and Do

From well-preserved temples to verdant terraces, the symphony of natural beauty and architectural brilliance within Machu Picchu is nothing short of hypnotising. Dive into the heart of the Inca Empire and explore, first-hand, the legacy of an advanced civilisation untouched by Western influence for centuries.

The Sun Gate

Uncover the secrets of The Sun Gate. Exhibiting breathtaking views of the Inca citadel, the Sun Gate or Inti Punku, was the city's customary entrance. No special ticket is required, just a heart full of adventure and a will to witness sunset from a perfect vantage point.

Temple of the Sun

Rediscover the exquisite Temple of the Sun. The semi-circular temple, employing complex masonry, was an Inca shrine, likely used for religious and astronomical purposes. A subterranean altar and a guinea pig carved on a stone are particular attractions.


Mingle with Butterflies at Mariposario. Situated within the National Park of Machu Picchu, the Mariposario offers a surreal interaction with beautiful butterflies. Enhanced by free butterfly releases and biodiversity exploration activities, your visit promises to be more than enlightening.

agricultural terraces

Commune with nature at the agricultural terraces. Machu Picchu's terraces hold the secret to Incan farming genius. Intended for crop production and erosion prevention, they are a testament to ancient engineering and agricultural brilliance.

Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu

Stand on the ridge between Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. The iconic twin peaks hold the archaeological wonder nestled between them, making for a sight to behold. A hike to this point offers not only unparalleled views but also a thrilling connection to the past that dwells within this space.

Destination Essentials

The best time to visit Machu Picchu is during the dry season, from May to September, when the Winter Sun graces the Peruvian landscape. With an average temperature of 20°C during the day, it's a pleasant treat for hikers and explorers.

Avoid the site's closure in February and the heavy showers during the Peruvian summer (December - March). Always be prepared for unpredictable weather conditions, very much in the spirit of British weather, during April and October. If you're not a crowd lover, plan your visit during the shoulder seasons to avoid long queues.

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