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Winter Solstice in Machu Picchu

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Winter Solstice in Machu Picchu

We will be in Machu Picchu for the winter solstice. What would be the best time to visit?

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1. Re: Winter Solstice in Machu Picchu

Dawn.

(But the Sun will come over the mountains slightly later than the official time.)

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2. Re: Winter Solstice in Machu Picchu

Actually the best place to watch the solstice sunrise it is at Ollantaytambo

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Check here for more information : hiddenincatours.com/ollantaytambo-house-of-t…

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4. Re: Winter Solstice in Machu Picchu

Thank you!

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Im sure this day is very busy at mach picchu, try to go early.

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6. Re: Winter Solstice in Machu Picchu

MP has a daily limit on tickets so it's more or less the same amount of busy every day during high season because it's always sold out.

We felt the best time to visit was actually late in the day. We thought sunrise was underwhelming because the sun rose way before it peaked over the mountains into the site so you never go the colors you'd get on a flat horizon sunrise. And a lot of time it's cloudy, too. During most of the day, the site was pretty busy. But by around 3:00, everyone there for the day had left and the ruins were almost empty and we felt like we had the place to ourselves.

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thank you!

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