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What to do in Machu Picchu

Guided Tour to Machu PIcchu

Hiring a local tour guide can be an excellent way to learn about the rich Inca history and culture.

The guides can explain the purpose of the different buildings and tell fascinating stories and legends about the site.

Hiking to Machu Picchu

In addition to exploring the ruins, there are several notable hiking trails around Machu Picchu, such as the hike to Inti Punku or “Sun Gate,” the ancient entrance to the citadel for those walking the Inca Trail.

Posing on the way to Machu Picchu

M achu Picchu is a photographers dream, with its stunning Inca architecture, lush green mountains and spectacular sunrise if you arrive early.

Meditation or Yoga

With its tranquil atmosphere and stunning natural beauty, Machu Picchu can be a perfect place for meditation or a yoga session.

Observation of Local Flora and Fauna

Machu Picchu is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species. Try to spot the emblematic Andean spectacled bear, the cock of the rock, the orchid and other species endemic to the region.

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