Extra Hikes And Things To Do In Machu Picchu
You can do this activities after the Guided Tour!
Enjoy the strategic location of the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu and the surrounding lush canyon from the different angle view points like from Huayna Picchu Mt, the Sun Gate, Machu Picchu Mt, the Llactapata Inca ruins, Putukusi Mt and the Inca bridge section……
Those who are doing the Inca Trail will see Machu Picchu for the first time from the Sun Gate! This is one of the highlights of the trail and a big reason why so many people choose the Inca Trail hike. Those doing the Alternative treks arrive at Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, stay a night in a hotel and take the shuttle bus to Machu Picchu at 5:30am to enjoy the sunrise.
Please have a look at the optional hikes and things to do at Machu Picchu provided below.
Huayna Picchu Mountain Information
The famous Huayna Picchu Mountain which translated from Quechua means Young Mountain, is located at 2,667m/8,750ft above sea level and is part of the Andean foothills bordering the Amazon. Huayna Picchu is a very popular hike from the Machu Picchu Citadel. If you wish to add this hike on your tour or trek, it’s imperative to book early.
Hike up to Machu Picchu Mountain
Enjoy the strategic location of the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu and the surrounding lush canyon from the different angle view points like from Huayna Picchu Mt, the Sun Gate, Machu Picchu Mt, the Llactapata Inca ruins, Putukusi Mt and the Inca bridge section
Llactapata Ruins (View point to Machu Picchu)
LLACTAPATA RUINS In the Quechua language, Llaqta means place (village, town, city, country, nation), pata means elevated placed above a bank (of a river), shore, pronounced ‘yakta-pahta’, is an archaeological site about 5km (3.1 mi) west of Machu Picchu. The complex is located in the Cusco Region Santa Teresa District
Information about the Sun Gate
The Sun Gate or Intipunku is made of steps that makes believe that these were some kind of control gate for the people who enter and go out of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. Is one of the most important archeological constructions that connects with Machu Picchu, is dedicated also to
Information about the Inka Bridge at Machu Picchu
INCA BRIDGE The trail to the Inca Bridge wraps around the backside of a mountain in the opposite direction of the Machu Picchu ruins. A special ticket is not needed to walk the path, although daily traffic to the Inca Bridge is documented. Each visitor must have entrence ticket for circuit
Hike up to the Putucusi Mountain
When heading for Machu Picchu, climbers often want a birds’ eye view of the ruins and most head up to the summit of the famous Huayna Picchu. This mountain makes the backdrop for Machu Picchu. Find our the best information about the Putucusi Mountain bellow. But wait! There’s another mountain just a little further away from