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Reviewed on 13 Mar,2020
Visiting Machu Picchu
History buffs will enjoy exploring Machu Picchu, and visitors give high marks for the riverfront. This cultural city also attracts tourists with its mountains.
- There are 102 hotels and other accommodation options in Machu Picchu
- The closest major airport is in Cusco (CUZ-Alejandro Velasco Astete Intl.), 44.1 mi (70.9 km) from the city centre
Getting around Machu Picchu
If you want to explore the larger area, hop on a train at Machu Picchu Station. Machu Picchu may not have many public transport options so consider renting a car to explore the city.
Dressing for Machu Picchu
- Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 20°C during the day and 6°C at night
- From April to June, the average during the day is 20°C, whilst the average at night is 0°C
- July to September has daytime averages of 21°C with night-time averages of 0°C
- Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 21°C and nighttime averages of 5°C
- About 712 millimetres of rain falls on Machu Picchu each year
- Usually October and December are the hottest months with an average of 21°C, whereas July and June are often coldest, averaging 1°C
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