You arrive at the site by bus, great views can be seen from the bus windows down into the valley below so have your camera at the ready. On arrival, there are toilets at a charge, however note that these are the only facilities within the area so use them before you enter the site.
Quite a steep climb on arrival, a variety of both hills and steps. Plenty of good viewing points however you do have to queue for your turn as they are busy and popular for photographs. On arrival the area was quite misty and it was raining however the weather is very changeable and by the end of 3 hrs we were getting burnt by the sun.
An amazing sight. After the initial viewing spots have passed the crowds disperse and there is more space to move around and photographs can be taken easier. Good to have a guide with you who can explain the various remains and their significance.
An amazing opportunity to have see this place. The day after our visit, Machu Picchu closed due to Coronavirus. Our guided trip of Peru changed completely, tourist spots were closed including shops and restaurants. Peru stopped flights both in and out of the country. We became locked into our hotel back in Lima until repatriation to UK.
Our visit to Machu Picchu really was a trip of a lifetime.