Make the Sunrise Trek Above Machu Picchu to the Sun Gate.

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Photo Credit: Haley Krone
Photo Credit: Haley Krone

Get up before sunrise (or don’t go to sleep) to have your WOW! moment upon your return to Machu Picchu. For the best views and the most serene experience away from the crowds, hike about an hour to the Sun Gate, 951 ft above the base of Machu Picchu, to find a quiet spot among the ruins or to just wander aimlessly.

On a clear day, you can see the sun rise over the ancient Incan city, but even when it’s cloudy you’ll be in awe of this ancient city’s eerie charm. You came, you saw, you conquered and climbed. This time is now yours, make it the most epic check mark on your bucket list.