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Aguas Calientes Butterfly Farm

The butterfly house or also known as Wasi pillpi (house of the butterflies) is located in the national park of Machupicchu in the region of Cusco in Peru. This incredible butterfly house has a great diversity of butterflies in a variety of more than 100 endemic species and more than 400 known species, a place where you can observe the diversity of the entire Sanctuary in Machupicchu.

Where is the house of the butterflies in Machu Picchu located?

The butterfly farm is located 15 minutes from the ‘Aguas Calientes town of Machupicchu, for it you will have to take a ride on the road that leads to the buses to Machupicchu and it is also the place where one can go to the site museum in Machupicchu “Manuel Chavez Ballon” and the gardens and waterfalls of Mandor. This incredible place is easily accessible and can be used before or after your stay in Machupicchu.

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Entrance gate to the butterfly farm in Machupicchu

How to get to Aguascalientes butterfly farm

To get to the butterfly farm from Aguas Calientes all you have to do is follow the bus route that goes to Machupicchu, and after a 15 minute walk you will be able to visit this beautiful butterfly farm a stone’s throw from the town of Aguas Calientes.

Opening hours

The opening hours are from 08:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs, it is worth mentioning that the best time to visit this place is in the mornings where you can see the butterflies in full activity.

Cost of entry

The cost has a general price of $3 or 10 soles for all the public in general, the guided is taken only in the Spanish language with a duration of 20 minutes for then you have more time in it inside the butterfly farm.

Best time to visit Machu Picchu’s butterfly house

The best season is during the dry season, from April to September, when the absence of rain allows for a better experience inside the butterfly garden, but during the rainy months the butterflies tend to shelter and it is difficult to see them flying.