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Everything you need to know to travel to Machu Picchu

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We have collected some of the most frequent questions from people who travel with us, about security in Machu Picchuy during the tour to the Inca City.

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Machu Picchu is an Inca city built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, an impressive historical place, a mystical and mysterious place, full of energy; In addition, it is a mixed heritage of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world. It is located in a cloud forest between the Cordillera de los Andes and the Amazon rainforest at 2,400 masl, in the middle of two mountains, surrounded by other mountains. Only 2,500 people can enter Machu Picchu every day; to enter by the Inca road, it will cross mountain passages and beautiful jungle landscapes; If you choose to come by train, this will take you from the town of Ollantaytambo through the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas.

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You can buy the Machu Picchu tickets with us; choose your ticket and check availability, fill out the reservation form, send us copies of the documents with which you are booking. We offer one of the simplest ways to buy Machu Picchu tickets. If you want detailed information on how to buy the Machu Picchu ticket,

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The time is not really a problem in Machu Picchu the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum ones around 20 ºC. We recommend that you always carry something raincoat with you, since the geography of Machu Picchu means that rain can fall at any time of the year. However, there are big differences between coming in the rainy season or during the dry season; If you definitely do not want to get wet, you can choose to come between the months of April and October, dry season, but coming in the rainy season also has its advantages, lower prices, fewer people and Machu Picchu in its more intense green. The intermediate months (April and September), offer the best of both seasons.

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If you come from the other side of the world or the countries north of Peru, it is possible that your trip starts in Lima, and you may want to go directly from Lima to Machu, but 1,200 km will prevent it, so while waiting for your flight or bus to Cusco, try the food.

  • Bus Lima – Cusco: costs between US $ 50 and US $ 60 and will take you from Lima to Cusco. We recommend you take this as a last option, since you will not like sitting for 20 hours, unless you have time to enjoy stops in some cities during the tour, you can visit the Nazca lines or the City of Arequipa.
  • Avión Lima – Cusco: it is the best option, it will cost between US $ 100 and US $ 120 and will be in Cusco in just 1 hour; Jorge Chávez International Airport depart several flights a day.

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There are only a couple of ways to get to Machu Picchu from Cusco; or travel the Inca Trail for 4 days; or cross the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in one of the most incredible short train journeys in the world, to Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu (town). The trip requires excellent organization, you can go on your own, although you may prefer that we take care of your entire trip.

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It is the simplest way to get to Machu Picchu; Well, it’s really this, or walk for 4 days through the Inca Trail. The train to Machu Picchu departs from Ollantaytambo, following the course of the Urubamba River through the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas. You can purchase the train tickets of the companies Peru Rail or Inca Rail, each one has different services, from economic, to luxury services, all on board. The reservation of train tickets depends on your dates of entry to Machu Picchu.

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It is the incredible Inca Trail of almost 600 years old, which is currently considered among the 5 best walks in the world; It is 40 km to the Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku), to have the first view of Machu Picchu. It is not possible to travel the Inca Trail on your own, since the law states that it can only be done by hiring an agency; This can cost between 300 and 1000 dollars, depending on the type of service you want while traveling the Inca trails and the version, the classic Inca Trail (4 days) or its short version (2 days). Remember that you can travel the Inca Trail any month except February; in this month the road is closed by the heavy rains

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If you are already in the town of Ollantaytambo, you will have to board a train from Ollantaytambo station to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town), the train takes around 2 hours and tickets have to be reserved in advance. If you still do not know how to get from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

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Aguas Calientes is the name of the town at the foot of the Machu Picchu mountain, where the Inca city of the same name is built. Here you can take the buses until the entrance to Machu Picchu the prices vary according to your nationality and your age; Although you can walk up, going by bus is the best option, especially if you plan to climb any of the mountains in Machu Picchu; Also remember that there is a lot to see in Machu Picchu and getting up tired is not a good idea. So, as would all the people who have already climbed to Machu Picchu, we recommend getting on the bus and if after traveling Machu Picchu, you still have strength, you can walk down.

Remember that tickets are valid only for 3 days, for a single use. You can only buy bus tickets in person and with your passport or ID, as appropriate.

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Machu Picchu houses amazing buildings, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Intihuatana or the Temple of the Moon very close to the top of the Huayna Picchu Mountain, are some of the most amazing structures that exist. Below is the list of places not to be missed in Machu Picchu.

  • The temple of the Sun
  • The Intihuatana
  • The Temple of the 3 Windows
  • The Temple of the Condor
  • The Hall of Mirrors
  • The Ladder of the Sources
  • The Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • The Temple of the Moon (Montaña Huayna Picchu)
  • The Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku)
  • The main square
  • The Royal Tomb
  • The Sacred Rock

If you want a more detailed description of these places, visit What places to visit within the Inca City of Machu Picchu?

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The Machu Picchu ticket includes the option Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu. This ticket includes the entrance to the Huayna Picchu Mountain next to the Inca City of Machu Picchu. The top of this mountain offers you some of the most spectacular aerial views of Machu Picchu. It is climbed by a very steep road built on one side of the mountain, so most of the way, will be between the walls of the mountain and cliffs of hundreds of meters; It is not recommended for people who suffer from vertigo, or who can not overcome their fear of heights.

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The Ollantaytambo station (like the town) is better known as Ollanta; the town is the last town of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, before entering Machu Picchu. The trains of both companies stop at this station. This station will allow you to pass to Machu Picchu after concluding your tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Board the trains in the afternoon or night and spend the night in the town of Aguas Calientes, it is highly recommended if you want to be one of the first people to enter Machu Picchu.

Poroy Station (Peru Rail)
Address: Calle Rondan s / n, Poroy.
Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday: 06:00 to 09:00 hs – Sunday: 06:00 to 08:30 hrs.

Ollantaytambo Station (Peru Rail and Inca Rail)
Address: Av. Ferrocarril s / n Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley.
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday: from 04:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: from 04:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Machu Picchu Station (return station / Peru Rail and Inca Rail)
Address: Barrio Las Orquídeas Aguas Calientes s / n.
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday: 06:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: from 06:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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NO, this train is reserved only for Peruvians and to purchase these tickets you must present your ID. If you are Peruvian, you can buy these tickets at any of the aforementioned stations, however, like any service, you must purchase one week in advance. The local train is usually crowded and with people standing in the corridors.

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If there is something that abounds in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes, they are hotels, of all prices and categories; however, to come in high season (June, July, August), hotels must also be reserved in advance.

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The trains to Machu Picchu will only allow you to come up with your hand luggage and this should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds); for this reason we recommend taking to Machu Picchu, only what is absolutely necessary

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The enormous demand of the wonder, has made that a limit is established in the people that can enter Machu Picchu, this to protect and preserve it. Next, to the number of tickets available for each type of ticket.

  • Machu Picchu Ticket: 2,500 spaces per day.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu: 400 spaces per day, divided into two groups.
    • Group 01: 07:00 am to 08:00 am: 200 spaces per day.
    • Group 02: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 200 spaces per day.
  • Machu Picchu Ticket + Mountain: 800 spaces per day.
    • Schedule 01: 07:00 am to 08:00 am: 400 spaces per day.
    • Schedule 01: 09:00 am to 10:00 am: 400 spaces per day.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Museum: (according to the Machu Picchu limit – 2,500 spaces)

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If possible; What’s more, the visit to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu should be done the same day, but for this you need to book the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Ticket 6 months before and take into account the train schedules and the time available in Aguas Calientes before Make the purchase. Remember that if you are going to enter Huayna Picchu Mountain in the first group, it is best to stay overnight in the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town)

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