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HISTORICAL SANCTUARY

MACHUPICCHU

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Description:

Located in the department of Cusco, covering an area of 32 592 hectares, the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary protects unique species of flora and fauna, as well as featuring some breath-taking landscapes and preserving the archaeological sites to be found here. Much of the beauty and enchantment of Machu Picchu, Peru's premier tourist attraction, is due to its spectacular natural surroundings: the cloud forest region of this historic sanctuary.
 
Machu Picchu is home to some striking species, such as the cock-of-the-rocks (Peru's national bird) and the spectacled bear, the only bear species in South America. The area is also inhabited by the rare dwarf deer called sachacabra and the Huemal deer, plus more than 300 bird species. The area boasts a large variety of flora species, with some 200 species of orchids registered here to date.
 
Towering over the area is Mount Salkantay (6,271 meters), the highest mountain in the Cordillera Vilcanota range, worshipped by the locals as an apu mountain spirit. Machu Picchu combines a spectacular natural setting with the attraction of the world's most famous pre-Hispanic sites.

 

 
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Useful Information :
 
   
Location
Location: Province of Urubamba, Department of Cusco, District of Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo
Area: 32 592 hectares
Altitude: 1800 to 6250 masl.
   
Weather
Weather:
Temperature: -6°C to 24°C
Rainy Season: October to March
Season:
April to September
   
Type of etrance
Entrance Tariff:
Foreigner Adults: S/150.50 aprox
National Adults: S/60.00
Foreigner Students: S/100.00
National Students: S/30.00
 
Access
Access:
By train: single access from Cusco to the Machu Picchu train station (110 km / 68 miles in about 4 hours). Then 20 minute bus ride to the archeological compound.
By foot: Several Inca Trail routes open.
 
Activities
Activities:
Culturals activities, fauna observation, flora observation, birdwatching, investigation trips, spring waters, camping, andinism, trekking, termalism, mystic rituals, photos, etc.
   
Administrative
Administrative office:
Av. José Gabriel Cossio Nº 308, Urbanización Magistral, Cusco.
Telfax: (084) 22-9297
Attention: 7:30 - 13:00 / 15:00 - 19:00 hrs.
E-mail: tourism@peru.com Machupicchu train ticket reservations
Web: www.inrena.gob.pe
 
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