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Private Guided Tour in Machu Picchu
"Your tour begins from either the train station or at your hotel in Aquas Calientes our contact will wait for you with a sign and will take you to the bus station that will take you to Machu Picchu. You'll enjoy this drive that takes about 30 minutes. Once in Machu Picchu your professional guide will be waiting for you to start your 2.5-hour private tour where you'll visit the most important viewpoints for your classical pictures. Some of the places you'll visit on this tour is The Temples of The Sun The Main The Condor etc. The palaces of the Inca Princess
From $52.00
 
Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco
"Around 3:30am we will pick you up at your hotel after which we´ll head towards Ollantaytambo to get the train to Aguas Calientes. The departure is at 6:10am. and we will arrive at 10:10am. Upon the arrival we will take the bus up for 30 minutes to Machu Picchu where the guide will lead us for aprox. 2hrs. showing us the most important monuments like the Royal Quarters the Main Plaza the Circular Tower the Sacred Sun Dial the Temple of the Three Windows among others. Later you will have some free time to explore the area on your own and late in the afternoon you will have to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes having in mind that the train back to Ollantaytambo leaves at 9:30pm. Remember to be at the train station at least 30 minutes before departure. In Ollantaytambo our private bus will pick you up to take you back to Cusco. Remember to be there at least
From $310.00
 
Machu Picchu by Train Full-Day Tour
"Pickup from your hotel in Cusco will be at approximately 4am. You will be transferred to Ollantaytambo to catch the train to the town of Aguas Calientes. The entire trip from Cusco to Aguas Calientes takes about 4 hours in total with many spectacular views along the way as you pass through lush fields and colorful villages in the foothills of the Andes. You will also see the Urubamba River.From Aguas Calientes you will have bus trip up to Machu Picchu that zigzags up the mountain and last approximately 30 minutes.When you reach Machu Picchu you will have a 2-hour guided tour around the site. You will see the Main Plaza the Circular Tower the Sacred Solar Clock the Royal Quarters
From $563.00

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Health

It deppends on how atletic you are but I wouldn't say it's that demanding you should search for information in agencies web sides on machu picchu tours like www.totallyperu.com anyhow you should take...
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Altitude Sickness - should you be concerned?

Every person is different and each one has a different tolerance to changes in altitude. Some would say, "I never saw it happen - don't even bother..."....However, it has happened and if you are the...
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Limits

There are limits to the # of persons allowed daily for the following: *Inca Trail (500 persons)--split 300/200 between trekking staff & hikers (Need to book this hiking adventure 5-6 mos. in advance...
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Machu Picchu in a day

I recommend you spend the night before Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes, then take the first bus at 5.30 am. It gets much more crowded later in the day when the train arrives. Also, to climb Huaynu...
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Western Toilets!!

After doing the Inca Trail it was absolutely HEAVEN to find some western toilets with hot water and soap near the cafe and bus stop. Just being able to have clean hands and to sit, not squat is heaven...
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Books on the Incas to read before you go

There are two books about the Incas that I recommend: The first is:Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru By Garcilaso De LA Vega, Harold V. Livermore Paperback / Univ of Texas Pr...
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The Rule Against Backpacks is Unenforced

As you enter the gates of Machu Picchu after paying your $20 fee, you will see signs prohibiting all sorts of items, including walking sticks and backpacks. Since the weather was on-and-off rain, we...
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Drink often, stay hydrated

The hike from Km 88 is fairly strenous and you will expend quite a bit of energy. During such circumstances it is always advisable to drink water in order to stay hydrated. Your rate of perspiration...
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Take your time and look around once in a while

Most people who hike the Inca Trail are not accustomed to the high altitude. Even if you're in marathon-shape, make sure not to push yourself to hard and to go at a reasonable pace. Remember, this...
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Please be a courteous hiker/camper

The one thing that really disappointed me was how inconsiderate and careless hikers/campers had been when it came to "using the facilities". The general rule is to dig a hole and then to refill it...
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Waterproof Tent

Make sure you bring a tent that has waterproof seams. It can rain unexpectedly in the Andes and it really pays to have a tent that will keep the rain out, especially at night so you can get a decent...
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Grass Cutting Done by Hand with Machetes

On day 2 at Machu Picchu, we climbed toward the Gate of the Sun so that we could enter Machu Picchu much the way the Incas would have 600 years ago. On our way there, we passed several workers cutting...
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Top Hotels in Machu Picchu

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Av. Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 L-3, Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Carretera Hiram Binham s/n, Km 7.5, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Aguas Calientes s/n, Via Ferrera De Cusco A Quillabamba, Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Av. Pachacutec 109, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Av. Hermanos Ayar s/n., Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Av. Imperio de Los Incas 135, Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Top Things to Do in Machu Picchu

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Huayna Picchu

You may think Buying Machu Picchu tickets online should be simple, however it could be a daunting task for travelers. There is a lot of confusion and frustration. Since Machu Picchu tickets can not be...
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Aguas Calientes

This tiny town is home to about 1600 people. From a small farming settlement, it grew into a major tourist hub with the construction of the railroad that brings in hundreds (if not thousands) of...
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Llamas / Other Animals

After taking your best pictures of the citadel, keep climbing the steps until you reach the Agricultural Sector. You´ll find yourself surrounded by llamas of many colors and sizes. I wasn´t attacked...
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Inca Trail

As I mentioned in my Phuyupatamarca campsite tip, we began our fourth and final day on the Camino Inca by hiking up to see the beautiful snowcapped peaks of the Salkantay (6270 m) and Veronica (5680...
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Ruins

These terraces appear to have served for agricultural purposes. They are common by Inka cities and are used still till today at some sights but not here. it is believed terraces were used as a method...
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Temples

This was an astronomical observatory for the Incas and one of the most sacred spots of Machu Pichu. It's a semi circular building aligned with the Solstice to allow the Inkas to mark the passing of...
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Top 5 Machu Picchu Writers

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SirRichard

"Inca Trail"
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o00o

"Machu Picchu"
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AKtravelers

"Magical Machu Picchu in Rainy Season"
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jadedmuse

"Lost City of the Incas"
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richiecdisc

"This is what we call sharing on the Inca Trail"
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