Machu Picchu

The Paradise Inherited By History


It is not surprising that Machu Picchu is Peru's most visited place. This architectural marvel limestone without mortar, dating from the mid-fifteenth century, is situated on a high plateau deep in the Amazon jungle. It is accessible by train from Cuzco or, if you dare, make the trip following a path walk of several days; you travel through deep Andean gullies and enjoy stunning views.

What You Should Know About Machu Picchu

The climate in Machu Picchu

The climate in the area is warm during the day and cool at night. The area usually has rainfall, especially during the months between November and March. In the period between April and October, the rains generally decrease considerably, so it is likely that this is the best time to visit the citadel. The temperature at this time of year has an average of 13 ° C. On sunny days, the temperature can reach 20 ° C.

The altitude sickness

Since the city of Cuzco is over 3000 meters over sea level, it is common that most people suffer altitude sickness, which is known as the altitude sickness. The altitude sickness cause dizziness, headache, nausea and fatigue. To prevent this, it is important to relax during the first day of stay, avoiding physical exertion, alcohol or cigarettes. You can also take pills or have a hot drink coca tea.