Machu Picchu Location

Machu Picchu is the most visited place in Peru in South America. It is an archaeological site that causes admiration for being located on the top of a mountain that is surrounded by a landscape that causes admiration, such uniqueness has been reason to be recognized as a historical and natural sanctuary by UNESCO.

Where exactly Machu Picchu is located

The UTM coordinates of Machu Picchu are:

13º 10´ 19 ″ and 13º 14´ 00 ″ south latitude.

72 ° 30 ′ 5 ″ and 72 ° 36 ′ 33 ″ west longitude.

  • South America
  • Country: Peru
  • Region: Cusco
  • Department: Urubamba
  • District: Machu Picchu

Aguas Calientes is the closest town to Machu Picchu

The Inca city of Machu Picchu (the best known and most visited part) is located on the top of the mountain, to access this site you must pass through Aguas Calientes that is located in the lower part of the same mountain. From Aguas Calientes you climb on a road (approximately 2 hours) or by bus (approximately 25 minutes)

Cusco is the closest city to Machu Picchu

The distance from Cusco to Machu Picchu is 74.7 km.

However, through the geography of the Andes, to get there is a minimum tour of:

First route:

84 km by car Cusco to Ollantaytambo 1 hour and 10 minutes. Then by train to Aguas Calientes around 70 km.  1 hour and 40 minutes.

Second route:

First car then by walk, 230 km is the total distance from Cusco to Machu Picchu via Hydroelectric. You pass through Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, Abra Málaga, Santa María, Santa Teresa, Cocalmayo and Hydroelectric.

230 km is the total distance from Cusco to Machu Picchu via Hydroelectric. You pass through Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, Abra Málaga, Santa María, Santa Teresa, Cocalmayo and Hidroeléctrica.

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