Where is Machu Picchu located?

machu picchu location

Peru is rich in history, thousands of tourists travel to this country to tour its tourist attractions. This is the case of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, famous for being one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World and for being surrounded by the most imposing mountains of the Andes Mountains. Therefore, today we will talk about the place where Machu Picchu is located so that you can enlist your bags and enjoy your holiday in the Inca citadel:

Machu Picchu location

location machu picchu

Machu Picchu is located in the town of Aguas Calientes, Urubamba province, Cusco. To be more precise with the location, it is at 13o 9o 47″ south latitude and 72o 32o 44o longitude west. As for its height, it is located at 2350 meters above sea level. On the other hand, it is the city of Cusco, the most important place and close to the historical sanctuary because it was the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire.

Today, there are several ways to reach the Imperial City from the capital of Peru to tour the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. You can make a short plane ride or enjoy the geography of the South American country by bus. If you choose the first option, you will have to take a flight from Jorge Chavez Airport in the city capital to Velasco Astete International Airport, which is an important center of the world tourist circuit.

On the other hand, you can head to Cusco from Lima on a bus trip, which lasts approximately 20 hours. During the journey to the south you will know the most beautiful of the Peruvian coast, you will also contemplate the Peruvian desert area, the Peruvian Andean mountain range, its summits and colorful fields. Therefore, it is recommended to wear warm clothing and objects against altitude sickness such as cotton, alcohol, lemon candies and coca infusions.

How to get to Machu Picchu from Cusco?

Already in the Imperial City you must go to Ollantaytambo, from there you have two options to travel to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu: travel the Inca Trail or get there by train. This last option is for those tourists, whose physical condition is not suitable to enhance such a demanding walk or who do not have much time to know one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World.

To conclude, we recommend you to stay at Hotel Machu Picchu Casa del Sol, which has a relaxation sanctuary with panoramic views of the Vilcanota River. Its main treatments are facials with aromatherapy, hydrotherapy jacuzzi with panoramic view, shiatsu, Spanish showers and foot reflexology. The place provides relaxation, restoration and healing benefits through ancient products and ingredients.

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