Departamento de Cusco Transportation

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Departamento de Cusco Transportation

  • To Cusco by Air

    Cusco Transportation

    For some, only driving or taking a 21-hr. bus ride from Lima to Cusco will satisfy their wish for the experience of seeing the magnificent sights and changing geography that such a drive will bring --- especially if time is not an issue. However, those on a shortened timetable will most surely appreciate the advantage of flying to Cusco in only 1...

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  • By Train

    Machu Picchu Transportation

    Unless you're hiking the famous Inca Trail, your journey to Machu Picchu will take you first to the town of Aguas Calientes by train, followed by taking a bus to the top of the mountain. Trains leave on a regular basis from Cusco (Poroy), Ollantaytambo, and Urubamba and all are operated by Peru Rail. If you are a train lover like I am, you look...

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  • Around Cusco by Taxi

    Cusco Transportation

    Taxis: Pay no more than s/. 3 for a taxi ride in the city. s/. 2.5o is the actual rate. Newer, larger cars may try to charge more. It’s difficult to pay the actual rate from the airport. You should walk outside the gate at the airport, away from the “tourist taxis” and pay s/. 4-5. ALWAYS agree to the price BEFORE you get in. They say not to get...

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    Machu Picchu Transportation

    When you come out of the train station, you have to go through the craft market, then cross a bridge. To the left, close to or just under another bridge, you will see the Consettur buses all lined up. If you want to buy your ticket to Machu Picchu, the Consettur office is just on the side of it. The return ticket cost US$14 for adult , US$7 for...

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  • To Cusco by Bus

    Cusco Transportation

    For some backpackers, it's not always necessary to pay 10~15 soles to get a taxi from Cusco airport. Bus is an alternative. Exit the airport on your left, wait for bus C4M. It's a 30-minute ride and the bus will stop at the center of Cusco & in front of Church of San Pedro. It only costs you 0.16 Sol, or abt 6 cents.

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    Machu Picchu Transportation

    There are several ways to get to Machu Picchu: Inca Trail: There are 2 day and 4 day options. You should book months and months in advance. Obviously, people do this for the experience, but it does take time, money and you must be pretty fit. You return on the train. Train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes / Overnight / Early Morning Bus: Get your...

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  • To Cusco by Train

    Cusco Transportation

    I took the train from Puno to Cusco like my guide book recommended - also as a change from all the busses, escecially night busses I had before. and it was great. the landscape it very nice and it was really worth the few more hours. One tip - sit on the right for the better view - is from my guide book also :) 1.Klasse 119euro 2.Klasse 17euro -...

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  • Train From Cusco to Machu Picchu

    Cusco Transportation

    The Vistadome, in my opinion is better than the backpacker train if you want to really see the sites. You can see right through the ceiling of the train. The mountains are steep and the open dome allows better viewing angles. I didn't find a need to get to Machu Pichu any earlier than the first Vistadome leaving Poroy at 6:40 am. The bus lines were...

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  • Around Cusco by Walk

    Cusco Transportation

    Cusco is a fascinating city and great and easy to explore as all roads lead to (or away from ) the Plaza de Armas. Taxis are cheap - you must negotiate the price beforehand - and plentiful. For a good day out take a taxi to a high point e.g. San Cristobal or San Blas and wander down hill visiting shops and art galleries and museums. There are also...

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  • Cusco to Lima by bus

    The bus journey from Cusco to Lima is 20 hours. If you take the bus I recommend you go with one of the better (though more expensive companies) like Cruz del Sur, Movil or Linea as security is sometimes an issue on overnight buses in Peru.

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  • Taxi Valle Sagrado

    Para movernos por el Valle Sagrado decidimos ir en un taxi que nos hizo a la vez de guía y nos llevó a los sitios más interesantes del ValleLe localizamos por teléfono y quedamos con él en el aeropuerto de Cuzco y desde allí nos fuimos directamente con él a conocer el Valle y Machu Pichu antes de entrar en CuzcoSe llama Juan Carlos Quispe FloresTo...

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  • Tren - Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes...

    Hay mucha gente que coge el tren aquí para ir Aguas Calientes ( Machu Pichu ) después de visitar el Valle Sagrado La estación no está mal , pero normalmente no se puede acceder a la estación hasta que llega el tren y hay que esperar a la entrada (ver foto)Nota : para detalles del viaje ver nuestra travel page de Machu Pichu There are many people...

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  • Hire a taxi driver for a day

    If you don't like package tours to the Sacred Valley or you want to customize your tour to include Moray and Salinas within the time that you have, you can try hiring a taxi driver. It was a good experience for us. His name is Angel Marcavillaca, email is amarcavillaca@yahoo.com. He speaks only Spanish, but he is very dependable and really made an...

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  • Ollantaytambo Station

    Not exactly a tip. But these are some typical flowers blooming right next to the river at the Ollantaytambo Station.

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  • Avoid the smaller airlines if you can

    I found LanPeru to be pretty easy to deal with. You can book on line and confirm your reservation with an English speaking receptionist. I did not know how to book directly with TANS. I went through an agent, for some reason, they would not mail the tickets to us. TANS is okay. Their planes are slightly older. But it is not comforting to know that...

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  • Train

    There is a periodic train between Cusco and Puno via Julianca. Some trains go to Arequipa as well. Unless you're a train aficionado, your best bet will be the bus since it's cheaper. however, for those heading to Machu Picchu, the only option is to take the train so make sure you inquire ahead of time (I recommend taking the more affordable...

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  • Short Distance Buses

    There are plenty of small buses and micro-buses that ply the roads within the Sacred Valley. This are usually short rides (couple of hours tops). Although it may not be the most comfortable experiece, it sure beats hiring a cab or a tour. The cost per hour travelled is usually under $1 USD.

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  • Long Distance Buses

    There are plenty of buses to Cusco from all over Peru as well as a few from Bolivia. The cost per hour travel is about $1 USD, however, international and luxury buses cost extra. Traveling by bus is one of the best way to experience Peru: it is easy, affordable, and reliable (in most cases...hehehe).

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Departamento de Cusco Hotels

  • Hotel Monasterio Cusco

    We didnt really think of coming here until we started mapping out a plan of our independant walking...

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  • Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

    Av. Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 L-3, Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley, Peru

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Royal Inca Pisac

    Carretera Picas Ruinas,Sacred Valley, Sacred Valle

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Libertador Tambo Del Inca

    AV. FERROCARRIL S/N,SACRED VALLEY, Sacred Valley,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Libertador Palacio del Inka, Cusco

    While in Cusco, we would spend 2 nights at the "Libertador Palacio del Inka" hotel. It's a rather...

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  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu

    Try Machu Picchu Hostal,if travelling by train,you step off the train onto the platform and...

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  • Pisac Inn

    The town of Pisac is situated just 45 minutes from Cusco and even closer to other attractions in the...

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  • Hotel Rio Sagrado

    Km. 75.8, Carretera Cusco, Urubamba, C01, Peru

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hostal Rumi Punku

    Very nice hotel including all amenities, even wi-fi. Recommend the tours booked via Sergio at the...

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