Here’s all you need to know if you want to visit this spectacular destination in the near future.
The first common doubt that we’ll clear out is Machu Picchu’s location. Although it is in Cusco, it’s not at a walking distance from the city, you actually need to take a train to get there.
Another common mistake concerns the altitude of this astounding Inca Citadel. Many think, probably because of pictures which show Machu Picchu amidst the cloudy mountains, that the ruins are higher above sea level than the City of Cusco but the truth is they’re not! While Cusco City stands at 3,350 meters above sea level, Machu Picchu reaches 2,438 meters, which makes it almost 1,000 lower.
That being cleared out, we strongly suggest you take AT LEAST a two day trip if you’re planning to visit Machu Picchu. Here’s why: