Machu Picchu, Urubamba, Peru

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  • 6 mentions in If money were no object, where would you go?

    • Anna A.

      Anna A. said, "...EmpedocleSardiniaCorsica then BarcelonaMadridLisbon and back to Aosta and Alps and ViennaMunich, Paris, London, Wales, Edinburgh, Dublin, Stockholm and South America with Machu Picchu, Chile, Bolivia, Cape Horn . Well, I guess I would see New York City and go to Carlo's..." See More

    • Sara G.

      Sara G. said, "...Valencia, Galicia). From there, head to France, Greek islands, Italy, Monaco... After Europe, I'd head down to South America. Starting at Machu Picchu, PeruPeru and visiting all the Incan and Mayan ruins I could, from there. Ending in Argentina and Brazil..." See More

    • Padraig L.

      Padraig L. said, "...Angel Falls. Mountain climb Cotopaxi then over to Galapagos Islands for more scuba diving and hiking. Watch the sun rise on Machu Picchu and and then bike down the Yungas Road. A day trip to Uyuni Salt Flat before heading to Santiago..." See More

    • Mike A.

      Mike A. said, "...go to Peru, Machu Picchu, get my first ayahuasca session, then go to California San Francisco to meet with great thinkers and today's leaders and influencers like Tim Ferriss...." See More

    • Ellie W.

      Ellie W. said, "...If money were no object I would love to go to the Galapagos Islands and experience Machu Picchu on my journey back. Yes please!..." See More

    • Katy B.

      Katy B. said, "...and thinking, "I can't believe I'm actually here, at the Great Wall of China!" That's how I felt when I visited Machu Picchu (which was also on my 'bucket' list)...." See More

  • 4 mentions in The traveller's Bucket List- what's on yours?

    • Michelle D.

      Michelle D. said, "...the list, more seem to crowd on - seeing the Northern Lights, maybe in Finland, maybe Canada, not sure. Going to Machu Picchu is up there, as well as Beijing with a side trip to the Great Wall. For the sheer wonder..." See More

    • Mark P.

      Mark P. said, "...South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and Panama Canal but that doesn't mean I'm finished :-) Places still left include: Machu Picchu, Victoria Falls, Serengeti, Angkor Wat, Luang Prabang, Ayers Rock, Florence, Skeleton Coast Park, Timbuktu, Patagonia (Argentina), Denali National..." See More

    • Samia A.

      Samia A. said, "...ooooh! Mount Huashan, ozero Baykal, Norway Northern lights, Petra, Pyramids, Machu Picchu, Uyuni Salt Flat, Antarctica and many other places! ;)..." See More

    • Janelle K.

      Janelle K. said, "...Evil Religion eradicates it. 3. Japan - one of the 6 annual sumo tournaments called "bashos" 4. Mauritius 5. Madagascar 6. Machu Picchu 7. Wrigley Field if the Cubs ever get to a World Series 8. Cuba before the lifting of the..." See More

  • 4 mentions in What can't I miss on a first time visit to Peru?

    • Lorraine M.

      Lorraine M. said, "...Don't confine yourself to Lima and Machu Picchu -there is so much to see in Peru. Surfing-definitely make it up north to Mancora. The north is an archeological treasure trove. Tumbas Reales de Sipán (Museum of the Lords of Sipan) in Lambayeque..." See More

    • Patrick R.

      Patrick R. said, "...Obviously you can't miss Machu Picchu but my recommendation is to not take the Inca trail there. Go by train to Aguas Calientes and then do a trek on a less travelled trail like Ausungante or the pre-inca ruin of Choquequirao Archeological..." See More

    • Juanjo N.

      Juanjo N. said, "... Machu Picchu is a must! We also spent 3 days in Manu National Park and it's among my best memories from Peru. Have a great trip!..." See More

    • Katherine G.

      Katherine G. said, "...There is so much to see when you visit Peru, but Machu Picchu is definitely the one. Remember that there is more than one way to visit Machu Picchu so don't assume you have to trek it if that's not your style...." See More

  • 3 mentions in Best way of getting around South America?

    • Laura W.

      Laura W. said, " a really big city, one of the biggest of the world. I also loved Salvador. Peru: I've been to Cusco, Machu Picchu and Puno. I haven't been to Lima but I know is beautiful as well as the north of Peru...." See More

    • nako n.

      nako n. said, "...two weeks in peru but still not cover all. we spend 4 days in Cusco (including a 1 day hike to Machu Picchu) then a day in Colca Canyon and two days in Lake Titicaca. then we go to arequipa to..." See More

    • Irene B.

      Irene B. said, "...flew to Iquitos (Peruvian side of the Amazon) and then on to Lima. From Lima we flew to Cusco and did Machu Picchu (a must see and if you can do the hike). From there we travelled by bus to Bolivia. In..." See More

  • 3 mentions in What is the most dramatically beautiful place you have seen?

    • Romy L.

      Romy L. said, "...Oh wow there are so many it's hard to choose.. Machu Picchu was definietly breath taking, and not only the buildings but all the surrouding view was amazing. The Iguazu Waterfalls are stunning and with all the rainbows and the huge amounts..." See More

    • Katy B.

      Katy B. said, "...The most breathtaking and dramatically beautiful place I have been is Machu Picchu in Peru. I think the setting of the ancient Inca city is amazing, hidden among mountain peaks and with incredible views of the winding Urubamba River below. The city..." See More

    • Janet H.

      Janet H. said, "... Machu Picchu- and EVERY part of the trek getting there. It is what I think 'Heaven' would be like!!..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Best way to get to Machu Picchu from San Francisco?

    • Linda M.

      Linda M. said, "...morning flight. (All depends on your finances.) There are many agencies in Cusco to help you with transportation by train to Machu Picchu, so you don't have to necessarily book that in advance, but you must to get your Machu Picchu..." See More

    • Romy L.

      Romy L. said, "...To get to the Machu Picchu you will need to get to Cusco, you can do that by bus/airplane from Lima. From Cusco you have a couple of choices to get to Aguas Calientes which is the closest town to the (from..." See More

  • 2 mentions in How many wonderful places can I explore from here in 2 weeks?

    • Adderly B.

      Adderly B. said, "...To Machu Picchu, you have to get passes to enter the archaeological site , while for Lake Titicaca you dont, but by one is more temperate climate and the other is colder..." See More

    • nako n.

      nako n. said, "...need one two days to adjust to it. Cusco is such a beautiful town and it represents more traditional Peru and Machu Picchu is something that you should not miss if you are in peru. actually Cuzco is a bit higher than..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Ancient civilizations in Peru?

    • Emily M.

      Emily M. said, "...Valle Sagrado, Ollantaytambo, Pisac (a personal favourite) and Chinchero. Obviously no trip would be complete without at least a day in Machu Picchu- I have heard a lot of people say it is too full of tourists etc etc, and quite..." See More

    • Lorraine M.

      Lorraine M. said, " lots to see in Sacred valley. You can do day tours or just hire a taxi to drive you around. Machu Picchu is a must - just be aware if you take the train, it goes from a different station than..." See More

  • 2 mentions in You can only take ONE more trip for the rest of your life. Where do you go?

    • Kate L.

      Kate L. said, " a very tough one! I think I would go to Peru and do an Amazon River cruise and hit up Machu Picchu then jump over to the Galapagos for some ocean time. I would love about 3 weeks...." See More

    • Fernando S.

      Fernando S. said, "... Machu Picchu..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Looking for a good hiking tour of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

    • Jenn O.

      Jenn O. said, "...I did the 4 day hike to Machu Picchu In December 2009 with Peru Treks and Adventures ( A friend of mine who did a ton of research picked them and we couldn't have been happier. One key thing - they grouped..." See More

    • Saul A.

      Saul A. said, "...I have done the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Sam Travel Peru t..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Planning a big solo trip, where should I go?

    • Paulie L.

      Paulie L. said, "...guides who are locals with near-impeccable English skills. Moreover, the Sacred Valley of the Incas with Cusco as its base and Machu Picchu as the draw is a MUST for anyone! Macchu Picchu is truly everything it was cracked up to be,..." See More

    • Judi F.

      Judi F. said, "...(they also do Asia which will have warmer weather than Europe that time of year) or Lindblad's Galapagos cruise followed by Machu Picchu or other South American destination. Companies will usually give a discount to returning travelers so if you combine cruises..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Inca Trail tips?

    • Amy M.

      Amy M. said, "...My biggest tip is to book as early as you possibly can. As the most popular hike to Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail can sell out several months in advance because it requires a permit; a maximum of 500 permits are..." See More

    • Geeta D.

      Geeta D. said, "...1. Check availability of permit; if not available, there are other routes to Machu Picchu that you can take 2. Be prepared for the altitude - do your research 3. Pack appropriate shoes and clothing 4. Try the local food, talk to..." See More

  • 1 mention in Starting to plan our trip to Peru/Macchu Picchu in November 2015

    • Ernesto S.

      Ernesto S. said, "...home stay Amantaní (Titicaca lake) Day 9 --> bus or plane to Cusco Day 10 --> city tour Day 11 --> Machu Picchu Day 12 --> Sacred Valley of the Incas (try to do it on Sunday so you can see Pisac..." See More

  • 1 mention in 23-yo Male, alone for 3 weeks, S.America - Help with Itinerary/tips/tricks?

    • Laura W.

      Laura W. said, "...are wonderful beaches all over the country like Buzios, Ilha Grande, Maceió, Florianopolis, etc. etc. etc. If you want to visit Machu Picchu for instance, the usual is to travel through Peru and Bolivia. As you see there are lots of great..." See More

  • 1 mention in You have 2 free airline tickets. Where do you go & with whom?

    • Nita G.

      Nita G. said, "...would be a dream, and after exploring more of Bolivia, we would head to Peru and hike the Inca trail to Machu Picchu I'd be more than delighted to see more of Peru and going on a ceviche eating marathon!! We would..." See More

  • 1 mention in What is your best travel selfie?

    • Billy C.

      Billy C. said, "...For sure it's my profile pic in Machu Picchu. I don't do many but had to show my mom. :)..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best company to hike the Inca trail with?

    • Jenn O.

      Jenn O. said, "...I did the 4 day hike to Machu Picchu In December 2009 with Peru Treks and Adventures ( A friend of mine who did a ton of research picked them and we couldn't have been happier. One key thing - they grouped..." See More

  • 1 mention in Other than Europe, where should I go backpacking that isn't so expensive?

    • Renee W.

      Renee W. said, "...My sister recently backpacked through Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas, starting from Cuscoand visiting ancient sites including Ollantaytombo and Machu Picchu She stayed in hostels and reported that food and drinks were both exotic and inexpensive - if you are willing..." See More

  • 1 mention in 3 week Itinerary for Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    • Emily M.

      Emily M. said, "...Valle Sagrado where there are lots of inca ruins to investigate then of course take a day trip to the unmissable Machu Picchu. This would probably easily eat up 10 days! If you do fancy spending longer and want some more..." See More

  • 1 mention in Can we do Cusco/Machu Pichu in 3 days?

    • Christine O.

      Christine O. said, "...arrival to Ollantaytambo and stay there. Benefits are that it is lower altitude, and that your train trip to and from Machu Picchu is much shorter: you are about half way there already. Then you might go into Cusco and just spend..." See More

  • 1 mention in How to spend 2 weeks in South America

    • Lorraine M.

      Lorraine M. said, "...Andina hotels are a good choice. If you're using hostels, there are many and varied-must buy rail tickets to get to Machu Picchu a day ahead. Can use buses to explore the Sacred Valley or taxi drivers are often happy to be..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best locations for a solo round the world trip?

    • Mark P.

      Mark P. said, " are interested in iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites then Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Petra, Alhambra, Acropolis of Athens, Havana, and Machu Picchu. Natural beauty would include Ilulissat Isfjord, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, taking the Glacier Express train..." See More

  • 1 mention in Ideas for a honeymoon destination that isn't at the beach?

    • Jane B.

      Jane B. said, "...budget, how long you want to stay, and how active you want your vacation to be. Peru is full of history: Machu Picchu and the time of the Incas. Head to the Nazca lines where you can discover ancient geoglyphs in the..." See More

  • 1 mention in Tickets needed to see the sights

    • Amy M.

      Amy M. said, "...check the availability for tickets on certain dates (this is also the official site to purchase tickets online). Entry tickets to Machu Picchu itself usually sell out maybe 2-3 days in advance--BUT if you plan on going to Huayna Picchu as well..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where is the best place in the world to do some soul searching?

    • Christine O.

      Christine O. said, "...I have ever visited where you can spend time is Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley in Peru. It is near to Machu Picchu- which you can visit, but then there are lots of other Incan sites in the valley which are..." See More

  • 1 mention in Three weeks in May in South America

    • Lindsay H.

      Lindsay H. said, "...Whatever you do, don't miss Machu Picchu. I promise it will be one of the most amazing things you ever see. Hatun Samay is a good, if basic, place to stay there...." See More

  • 1 mention in Where should we visit in Peru?

    • Irene B.

      Irene B. said, "...Hi Philip You cannot miss Machu Picchu. It looks exactly the same as on all the photos and if you go to Cusco you have to visit. Try and get in as many of the Inca sites as possible. We were..." See More

  • 1 mention in Has anyone taken a Camino del Inca tour?

    • Trisha V.

      Trisha V. said, "...long and far (it will take you 3-4 days) and you need a proper guide for this. However, you can DIY Machu Picchu but not through the Inca Trail. You just have to do it by walking to Aguas Calientes then take..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best place to go outdoor rock climbing in Peru w/ guide

    • Kenneth B.

      Kenneth B. said, "...High Expeditions. They go to Cachimayo which is a pretty popular climbing spot. I know they also do a tour of Machu Picchu as well if that interests you...." See More

  • 1 mention in Seven Wonders of the World

    • Polly B.

      Polly B. said, "...on such a list, I'll bump them off in favor of places I still want to see...Great Wall Of ChinaChichén Itzá Machu Picchu PetraTaj MahalAngkor WatHagia Sophia..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where should I go for a solo 14 day pre-grad school trip?

    • Apurva C.

      Apurva C. said, "...really is a great place to ponder the next chapter in your life. Before I got my MBA I went to Machu Picchu and thought it was great - but after I was done with it I went to Kilimanjaro and it..." See More

  • 1 mention in Any recommendations for Peru and Chile in 1 month?

    • Andres C.

      Andres C. said, "...many people like in Sacsaywaman, Kenco, Puca Pucara and Tombomachay circuit near to Cuzco. Another places is Moray, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo fortress; Machu Picchu Citadel, the universal emblematic sign of Perú. You could walk up hill of Machu Picchu from a small town..." See More

  • 1 mention in What best to see in South America in a month starting from Santiago, Chile?

    • Crystal L.

      Crystal L. said, "...ElquiSan Pedro De Atacama via Nevado Tres Cruces National ParkSalar de Uyuni- Check out the salt flats!Potosi (Bolivia)Santa Cruz (Bolivia)Lake TiticacaCusco Machu Picchu Lima (Peru)Fly back to Santiago! That would leave you with between 2-3 days on average in each place I..." See More

  • 1 mention in I have 6 weeks to explore Central & South America... I need help!

    • pio i.

      pio i. said, "...I suggest visiting Cusco and Machu Picchu. An amazing, unique place in the world. If you like the sea you can visit in Chile, Viña del MarThe best time of year is March, October and November. Patagonia (Argentina) and Torres del..." See More

  • 1 mention in Amazing places in the world you CAN'T visit?

    • Stephen "Sven" M.

      Stephen "Sven" M. said, "...misty mountain The Catacombs below Paris at Catacombes de Paris and Istanbul at Basilica Cistern Beneath the Dome of the Rock Machu Picchu (Machu Picchu)..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the most underrated travel destinations?

    • Wm L.

      Wm L. said, "...educational tour that concentrates on music. Iguazú Falls is arguably the largest set of waterfalls in the world. Everybody knows about Machu Picchu, but Peru has tons of other amazing things to see, including the Sacred Valley of the Incas, volcanos,..." See More

  • 1 mention in What tourist traps around the world are worth the visit?

    • Ryan F.

      Ryan F. said, "...I would have to say that one of the biggest tourist traps I have been to has to be Machu Picchu in Peru. That is because there are so many people there and the cost to get there and to get in..." See More

  • 1 mention in How many people get physically fit prior to going on holiday?

    • Jake V.

      Jake V. said, "...I independently hiked to Machu Picchu with some friends a few years ago. We were all in okay shape, but nothing crazy. Some of the people in the tour groups were even wearing flip flops and handled it fine (then again, they..." See More

  • 1 mention in Early February Destination? (Without spending a fortune!)

    • Billy C.

      Billy C. said, "...called La Bohemia. Also, there was a coffee shop that I really liked pretty close by called The Meeting Place. PLUS, Machu Picchu is "close" by!! I hiked up to what is called the Sun Gate. I stayed where this picture was..." See More

  • 1 mention in Costa Rica vs Peru?

    • Rocio A.

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      Rocio A. said, "...I have never been to Peru but I know that it lies a wealth of ancient Inca temple, with breathtaking views, Machu Picchu. This is the right place for trekking and one place to visit before you die. Costa Rica is..." See More

  • 1 mention in Itinerary for 3 week trip? Any advice?

    • Bianca S.

      Bianca S. said, "...Peru is one of my favorite places. I would plan to stay at least 5 days. Glad you're adding Machu Picchu but hike through Colca Canyon and explore Lake Titicaca..." See More

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