Machu Picchu is nested on top of an abrupt mountain, perfectly integrated with the exuberant flora of the cloud forest, Machu Picchu is a magnificent example of landscape architecture. An exaltation of stone, the jewel-citadel remains one of Peru's most attractive mysteries. Welcome to the Lost City of the Incas.

What is the best period to travel to Machu Picchu?

Usually, May to October is considered the best period to visit Machu Picchu, as it is the dry season. However, it can get pretty crowded, specially during July and August, somewhat ruining the spiritual dimension of the experience. Besides, nights can get quite cold during these months.

The rainy season, from November to April, brings heavy rains, with most precipitations coming down in January and February. It’s usually clear and dry most mornings with outbursts of heavy rain in the afternoons. During this period, some roads might be closed by landslides or flooding, in particular those leading to villages off the beaten track. And still, some people will take more pleasure in travelling during this period, as there are much less tourists around and a can a more mystic atmosphere can be experienced. Just consider the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is usually closed during February for maintenance.