The Botanical Garden in Machu Picchu
The Botanical Garden is located next to Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, at a height of 2300 meters above sea level, in the garden diversity of native flora that counts Machu Picchu Sanctuary appreciated.
The various species of plants found in an area of over 600 thousand square meters, there you can see the orchid called Waqanki, which in Quechua means "Lloraras" and is considered one of the most beautiful flowers in the world (name Scientific Masdevalia Ueitchiana) and is considered endangered by massive human presence.
It is noteworthy that the full name of the place is "Botanical Garden Waqanki" and you can see a total of more than 100 species of orchids 400 managed to discover in the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, plus orchids in their territory can appreciate pisonayes, alder, puya and trees q'eofia.
Fact: The entrance to the botanical garden can be performed with the same ticket Museum, and the time of entry is 10 am to 4 pm daily.