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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2016
Are January 2017 Tickets for Machu Picchu available  (11 Answers)

Ticket availability in January 2017 is not posted on the official website machupicchu.gob.pe Can anybody advise how I can go about booking tickets for the 5th of January 2017. When are they released? If I go through an agent will they have access to tickets?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2016
Season of Year  (3 Answers)

When is the best time of year to go for weather, low crowds, etc.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 01, 2016
Fear of the height  (9 Answers)

Do you think somebody with a serious fear of the height could have problems in visiting Machu Pichu?
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 04, 2016
solo traveller  (6 Answers)

I was wondering if there is a company that caters for solo travellers from the uk that wouldn`t cost the earth, to visit machu picchu,it seems a bit difficult to do on my own,flights and hotel i can manage,or is there any fellow brits planning a trip for next year who would welcome a companion?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 22, 2016
Machu Pichu - 2 days  (4 Answers)

I've booked trains and hotel to spend 2 nights at Aguas Caliente. But buying tickets for entrance to Mp worked not so good. I have 2 tickets for the first day to MP+Mountain, but booking for MP+HP for the second day was denied - overbooking. Its weird, because site still shows 31 ticket available for my date.
So can anybody suggest what can I do on the second day (my train is rather late).
Is it any chance that I'll buy tickets on the site day before?
Can we hike by ourselves near Aguas Caliente? Are there other places of interest except MP?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 30, 2016
mens' Peruvian silver and blue bracelet

June 2015 I bought from a vendor's stall near end of what I believe is called the Aguas Calientes market just after leaving the gate of Machu Picchu. I bought two silver and blue rings and wanted to buy a matching bracelet but my family dissuaded me. How can I get in touch with the vendor (two or three women were working in the stall at that time)

Thanks,

Gary


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 01, 2016
What to take?!  (11 Answers)

I'm travelling with a small tour group to MP in middle of March 2016. We fly to Cuzco where we spend time visiting ruins etc. two days before we take the train to the Sacred Valley. Reading all the tips on what to take I'm thinking I'm going to need a bigger back pack! I'm not a young person any more. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 24, 2015
How to get to the viewpoint with Machu Picchu in the background  (8 Answers)

I was wondering without doing any of the 2 mountain hikes, how does one get to the main viewpoint with the ruins in the background? What direction do I take? Is it close by to the Machu Picchu entrance or do I go up some trail? As much detail as possible if possible.

Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2015
Machu Picchu  (9 Answers)

When is the quietest time of year to visit Machu Picchu. I don't do busy and queues. Ta


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2015
November rainy days  (5 Answers)

Is that so bad to visit machu Picchu on rainy days? I have only 3 days in tha area from 10-13 of november, and the forecast inform about rainy days all november


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2015
cost for train  (3 Answers)

What is the current one way cost for the Hiram Bingham train?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 07, 2015
tour booking  (12 Answers)

Has anyone booked there tour to Machu Picchu from Cuzco itself ? Have my own idea of what I would like to see and all tours seem quite expensive when booked from home. Can anyone recommend any tour companies over there at all? Thanks, Chris


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2015
Is one day enough  (4 Answers)

Is one day enough to visit Machu Picchu or would two days be ideal.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 25, 2015
museum inside MP  (14 Answers)

How far is the museum inside MP from the gate where people go in to MP?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 05, 2015
Best way to organise day trip to MP?  (6 Answers)

Planning on staying in cusco for 3 nights and want to do the day trip to MP. Seen online that its advisable to buy tickets prior to arrival, however just wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of wheres best to purchase from? Ive looked online but its difficult to gage which websites are legitimate. would like to do MP and hyuana too, so can anyone advise a package deal or how best to go about organising this. Also any experiences of inca or peru rail and which one to book with? Many thanks, Rachel


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 25, 2015
shoes to pack/wear  (8 Answers)

I am travelling round Peru inc walking the last part of the trek up to Machu Picchu so wondering what footwear is best. I am then moving to a small boat for a trip round the Galapagos and again wondering about footwear. I will be using a rucksack. Would full walking boots be best or lighter walking shoes or walking sandals.
re boat would it be wise to take canvas shoes which can get wet then walk round the various islands.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2015
worth visiting in march 2015?  (4 Answers)

Hi all,
Planning on visiting cusco and doing the day trip to MP next month, however I have noted that the weather is likely to be wet. Has anyone had experience of MP in this weather? I am anxious of spending the money to go to see the amazing MP but being disappointed by poor visibility and being unable to take good photographs for the memory.
Thank you in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 16, 2015
Tickets to enter mp  (6 Answers)

Investigating possible trip to mp in July and read it's advisable to buy your tickets to get into mp a day or so prior--we would be in Cuzco and I saw a reference to the ticket office. I was then looking at pix of mp in general and saw a reference that you must have a guide inside the grounds. So, question, is there a chance the tickets to mp could sell out? Do I need a guide to go in with us? We aren't wanting to do a trek, just enter mp. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 18, 2015
Weather in February / clothing  (1 Answer)

What type of pants and shoes are good for women? We are staying in hotel, not much hiking.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 18, 2015
Weather early February  (6 Answers)

What would be best kind of pants and shoes for woman? Staying in hotel, not hiking.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 16, 2014
Physical requirement  (20 Answers)

How difficult is it to tour this place? I will be joining a 48 hours land tour while in a SA cruise. I have a lower back & minor knee problem. Should I completely avoid this once in a lifetime tour. I do 30 minutes walks every two days but am not sure if my body can handle such a "steep" climb. Any information, recommendation, feedback will be greatly appreciated.I am determined to visit & see this wonder and didn't mind paying a lot for this tour.
Also, I hear from others that have been there that the high altitude may also pose a problem particularly for those w/some breathing problem..feedback please. Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2014
Virgin Vacation  (3 Answers)

any VT mbrs heard/used Virgin Vacation to Lima (cusco,etc)?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 01, 2014
Traveling to Machu Picchu  (3 Answers)

I will be arriving at the Cusco airport on a Tuesday. My goal is to get to Machu Picchu the next day on Wednesday. Currently, trains are not running all the way from Cusco to Machu, you have to take a bus to Ollantaytambo or Urubamba and then a train to Machu. I would prefer to arrive in Machu around 10AM and depart around 10AM.

Here are my questions:

What is the best way to get from the airport to Ollantaytambo or Urubamba? Taxi, bus? Cost?

On arrival day I can stay in Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo, which one would you choose and why?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2014
things to do/go/see for 3 days in Cuzco;  (12 Answers)

planning to stay in cuzco for 4 days (1 day in MP) to acclimate (only if necessary), pls advise places/things to do in and around cuzco for 3 days; also,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 30, 2014
Cheap tour  (4 Answers)

Does anybody know a cheap tour Machu Picchu and surroundings, pick-up in Cusco but no city tour of Cusco and no airport service? Ideal 2 to 4 days and cheap? Gracias


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2014
route plan for 1/2 day trip  (6 Answers)

Going to Machu Picchu mid March 2015. With only 1/2 day to explore I would appreciate any advice on how to see and photograph as much as possible (bearing in mind I will only have been in the country 24 hours). Is there a good route once through the gate? Anything extra I can see with the time I have? Thank you so much folks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2014
altitude sickness  (6 Answers)

what to do before going. what to pack to alleviate altitude sickness in Machu Picchu. No time to acclimatize as the trip will be a quickie.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 15, 2014
Hiking boots?  (4 Answers)

Are hiking boots needed when visiting the Machu Picchu ruins in September if one is not climbing the mountains there? Are good athletic shoes with thick soles adequate?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 07, 2014
Walking Sticks  (7 Answers)

Do you need walking sticks for a one day trip into macho picchu and can you take your personal one?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2014
When to go?  (7 Answers)

Is there a time of year when it is less cloudy so you can see the view?



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