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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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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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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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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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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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Ruins

The Ruins are astonishing. You can look at pictures all day and never come close to the experience of being there. You can see the cut of the rocks, wonder to yourself "why build here and so far from...
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Temples

After walking past the Residential Sector, you´ll reach the District of the Priests and Nobility, where all the temples and palaces are located. The Temple of the Sun, shaped like a "P", will...
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Sacred City

The "Lost City of the Incas" was built in the 15th century. It was inhabited for about 100 years, before being deserted at the time of the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never made it to Machu Picchu...
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Scenery

It was really amazing to see Machu Picchu in person after seeing it so many times in Travel Magazines. You just can't beleive it until you see it with your very own eyes. It's just so unbelievable to...
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Top Warnings and Dangers in Machu Picchu

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Trail Dangers

Being so high above the sea level, most visitors suffer the "altitude sickness". In the first 2-3 days you will feel a little headache and some stomach problems. To fight that is advisable to drink...
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Food / Drink

Coca tea and chewing coca will help you adjust to altitude sickness. For most, chewing coca will make you a little slap happy. I guess everyone reacts to it differently. I felt my heart racing like I...
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Bathrooms

Outside the actual Machu Picchu national park, there are a few tourist amenities. Flushing toilet is available. However, you have to pay one sol. So make sure you carry some changes at all time...
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Weather Wise

Visiting Machu Picchu in January, during the rainy season, we'd read to dress warm and expect rain and fog. The day we went it turned out warm, bright and very sunny. I knew about the higher altitude...
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Timing

If you want to experience the mysticism of Machu Picchu without distractions, then you better plan to rise bright and early in order to catch a few quiet moments of sanctity and solitude....the tour...
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"This is what we call sharing on the Inca Trail"
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