Where is Machu Picchu Located?

Machu Picchu is located in the Andes Mountains in Peru (Vilcabamba mountain range), surrounded by the Vilcanota or Urubamba river in the Urubamba province and Machu Picchu district.

The archaeological site is an ancient Incan city in Peru that was built around 1450 AD. It is considered one of the Wonders of the World because the location and architecture is impressive.

It is located at an altitude of 2,400 meters above sea level.

Citadel of Machu Picchu is located in the Cloud Forest, which means that the climate is mild, but in general the weather is extremely changeable, especially during the rainy season between November and April. During the dry season (May and October), temperatures range from 10°C (50°F) to 25°C (77°F).

The name Machu Picchu means “old peak” in the local ancient language Quechua. It is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, also known as “The Lost City of the Inca.” The citadel was discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, an American explorer. He found the site while searching for the lost city of Vilcabamba.

How is the weather in Machu Picchu?

The weather at Machu Picchu varies greatly throughout the year. In the dry season, the coldest month is in June, while August is the hottest month. The average annual rainfall is 1,571 millimeters (61 inches).

However, the best time to visit Machu Picchu that we recommend is at the end of the rainy season from April to November, if you want to visit Machu Picchu in the rainy season we suggest to visit twice because some times the first day is rainy, cloudy and foggy and you have the chance the next day to enjoy the citadel with a good weather.

The Inca Empire was one of the largest empires in history.

The Incas were known for their advanced engineering skills, which included building roads, bridges, aqueducts, and irrigation systems. Their empire stretched from modern day Ecuador to northern Chile and Argentina. In addition to Machu Picchu, the Incas constructed many other impressive structures throughout Peru, such as the Temple of the Rainbow at Chinchero, the Temple of the Water at Ollantaytambo, and the Temple of the Sun in Cusco.

When would you like to visit Machu Picchu?

As you can see, the visits to Machu Picchu are available all year around, you have just to choose the right season to visit and have a good experience and depending on your interests, we can help you. Talk with the experts

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