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If you want to visit Machu Picchu with fewer visitors and stay at least one night in Machu Picchu Pueblo, also known as Aguas Calientes, then discover everything you could do during your stay.

Be the first to visit the Machu Picchu citadel​

Machu Picchu in the morning
  • The number of visitors to Machu Picchu between 06:00 hrs to 10:00 hrs is one of the least crowded, so you will enjoy the Inca citadel just for you.
  • Because it belongs to the eyebrow of the jungle, the citadel Machu Picchu becomes very green, the sun’s rays begin to come out progressively and the air is purer, which helps to have a healthier environment.
  • If you are one of the people who wish to visit Machu Picchu with a view that denotes its mystery and mysticism, we recommend you to enter in the first shift of the morning with the first rays of the sun, which will allow you to live the experience in a unique way.
  • As a complement to your visit to the citadel, you can live one of the best experiences climbing the Huayna Picchu. The hike up this mountain is considered one of the most incredible in the world. Be amazed by the beautiful scenery from the top, where you can dazzle with the view of Machu Picchu as few people get to see it.
  • In order to live this experience, we recommend that you spend a night in Machu Picchu Town. You can see our interactive map here. This way, after your visit to the citadel, you can also visit its tourist attractions such as the butterfly farm, the Stone Chronicles, the hot springs, among others. Remember that this is a great option for you to make your trip at your own pace and without haste. Know the schedule of the trains that arrive to Machu Picchu Pueblo in the afternoon or at the end of the day that will allow you to live this experience in the citadel in the morning:

Train Schedules:

Visit Machu Picchu in the afternoon


  • Few people know that the Machu Picchu citadel closes its doors at 17:00 hrs. so you would have the opportunity to spend an unforgettable afternoon knowing a wonder.
  • During the mornings, from 10:00 hrs, the citadel of Machu Picchu concentrates 80% of the visitors. Therefore, it is likely that in the afternoon you will live a similar experience, but with less tourist traffic.
  • You will be able to take amazing pictures with your family, friends or partner and show off the nature that only the citadel can offer you and, possibly, with few people.
Machu Picchu in the afternoon

Train Schedules:

3 Reasons to stay in Machu Picchu Pueblo

Aguas Calientes in Machu Picchu
  1. If your idea is to visit Huayna Picchu, then we recommend staying one night in Machu Picchu Pueblo, also known as Aguas Calientes, since the first departure time is at 06:00 hrs. Buy your tickets to the citadel of Machu Picchu here.
  2. Another archaeological complex that will impress you is Huchuy Picchu, whose entrance time is from 07:00 hrs. Buy here your tickets to Huchuy Picchu (Circuit 4).
  3. Machu Picchu Pueblo is more than just a stop to go to the citadel. Take advantage of your stay in this cozy place and enjoy its activities such as the Site Museum, the Butterfly Farm, the Orchid Garden, the Artisans Market and more.

Atrractions in Machu Picchu Pueblo (Town)

Machu Picchu Pueblo is more than just a stop to visit the Wonder of the World. See the interactive map of Machu Picchu Pueblo and learn more details of everything you can do during your stay.

Machu Picchu Main Square
Machu Picchu Plaza
The most iconic place at Machu Picchu from where to begin planning your different activities before and after visiting the citadel.
Artisans Market
Open daily all year. The villagers sell their handicrafts to visitors returning from Machu Picchu before leaving for Cusco.
Hot Springs
Enjoy the pleasant hot spring baths with beautiful views of nature and their own health benefits.
Chávez Ballón Museum
Visiting this museum before entering the citadel will give you a broader perspective on what the famous archaeological Inca site was really like.
Butterfly House
One of the activities is to visit this butterfly sanctuary designed for conservation, research, and sustainable development.
Orchid Garden (400 species)
This is a must-see destination on your way through Machu Picchu Pueblo, with hundreds of native species of orchids.


What time of day might I find fewer people at the Machu Picchu citadel?

Early in the morning: From 06:00 to 10:00 a.m. you will find less affluence of tourists. The entrance time to the citadel is from 06:00 hours.
Afternoons: From 14:00 to 17:00 hours is the best option. However, keep in mind that the closing time is until 17:00 hours, regardless of your arrival time.

Which bus should I take to get to Machu Picchu citadel?

The bus is from the company Consettur, which is authorized to take you to the entrance of the Machu Picchu citadel. You can buy the ticket in the same town since they have booths of attention. Click here for more information.

What should I bring for my visit to the Citadel?

Warm clothing, sunscreen, insect repellent, wool socks, gloves, sunglasses, hat and coats.

What time does the Machu Picchu Citadel open?

From 06:00 hours

What time does the Machu Picchu citadel close?

Until 17:00 hours

How many hours can I stay at the Machu Picchu citadel?

It could take up to 4 hours, but the length of stay is subject to the circuit taken. For more information here

What is the price of the entrance ticket to the Machu Picchu citadel?

Now, the prices are as follows:

    • National adult: S/64.00
    • National child: S/32.00
    • National student: S/32.00
    • Foreign adult: S/152.00
    • Foreign child: S/70.00
    • Foreign student: S/77.00
    • Children up to 3 years old do not pay.

However, you can check here the prices from the official website.

How many days is it advisable to stay in Machu Picchu Pueblo?

If it is the first time, it is recommended between 2 to 3 nights so that you can not only get to know the citadel, but also the tourist attractions that the town has to offer.

It will depend on the type of adventure you want to live. We tell you here the different circuits of Machu Picchu.

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