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Machu Picchu

Urubamba, Cusco

 (01) 5748000

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"There are 2 ways to get to Machu Picchu, you can take the bus, that is US$32 per via, it takes around 25 minutes to get to the top of the mountain, and it will drop you off at the entrance of the city."  See More

"If you're using hostels, there are many and varied-must buy rail tickets to get to Machu Picchu a day ahead."  See More

"Potosi (Bolivia) Santa Cruz (Bolivia) Lake Titicaca Cusco Machu Picchu Lima (Peru) Fly back to Santiago!"  See More

"If you want to visit Machu Picchu for instance, the usual is to travel through Peru and Bolivia."  See More

"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."  See More

"I have never been to Peru but I know that it lies a wealth of ancient Inca temple, with breathtaking views, Machu Picchu."  See More

"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

"Machu Picchu - and EVERY part of the trek getting there."  See More

"Glad you're adding Machu Picchu but hike through Colca Canyon and explore Lake Titicaca"  See More

"However, you can DIY Machu Picchu but not through the Inca Trail."  See More

"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."  See More

"Mount Huashan, ozero Baykal, Norway Northern lights, Petra, Pyramids, Machu Picchu, Uyuni Salt Flat, Antarctica and many other places!"  See More

"Places still left include: Machu Picchu, Victoria Falls, Serengeti, Angkor Wat, Luang Prabang, Ayers Rock, Florence, Skeleton Coast Park, Timbuktu, Patagonia (Argentina), Denali National Park, Gallipoli Peninsula, Tibet and the Taj Mahal."  See More

"Going to Machu Picchu is up there, as well as Beijing with a side trip to the Great Wall."  See More

"Hi Philip You cannot miss Machu Picchu."  See More

"we spend 4 days in Cusco (including a 1 day hike to Machu Picchu"  See More

"From Lima we flew to Cusco and did Machu Picchu (a must see and if you can do the hike)."  See More

"Peru: I've been to Cusco, Machu Picchu and Puno."  See More

"Moreover, the Sacred Valley of the Incas with Cusco as its base and Machu Picchu as the draw is a MUST for anyone!"  See More

"You might consider Uniworld's riverboat cruises (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."  See More

"Peru is full of history: Machu Picchu and the time of the Incas."  See More

"There is so much to see when you visit Peru, but Machu Picchu is definitely the one."  See More

"Obviously you can't miss Machu Picchu but my recommendation is to not take the Inca trail there."  See More

"Don't confine yourself to Lima and Machu Picchu-there is so much to see in Peru."  See More

"If you are interested in iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites then Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Petra, Alhambra, Acropolis of Athens, Havana, and Machu Picchu."  See More

"It is near to Machu Picchu - which you can visit, but then there are lots of other Incan sites in the valley which are much more low key, and there are great day walks."  See More

"My sister recently backpacked through Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas, starting from Cusco and 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 to try the local specialties."  See More

"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 was a life-changing experience."  See More

"I have done the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Sam Travel Peru t"  See More

"I suggest visiting Cusco and Machu Picchu."  See More

"I did the 4 day hike to Machu Picchu In December 2009 with Peru Treks and Adventures (perutreks."  See More

"Check availability of permit; if not available, there are other routes to Machu Picchu that you can take"  See More

"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 allowed per day."  See More

"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."  See More

"Another places is Moray, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo fortress; Machu Picchu Citadel, the universal emblematic sign of Perú."  See More

"I independently hiked to Machu Picchu with some friends a few years ago."  See More

"Whatever you do, don't miss Machu Picchu."  See More

"Great Wall Of China Chichén Itzá Machu Picchu Petra Taj Mahal Angkor Wat Hagia Sophia"  See More

"Hi Sheila, If you are planning to visit the south part of Peru, I would recommend to do all the south routes (2 weeks is enough) Day 1, 2 --> Lima Day 3 --> Paracas(Ballestas island), Ica(Huacachina lake) DAy 4 --> Nasca lines, night bus to Arequipa Day 5 --> Arequipa city tour Day 6 --> Colca Canyon Day 7 --> Colca Canyon, bus to Puno DAy 8 -->Taquile Island & 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 traditional market) Day 13 --> free and afternoon flight to Lima Day 14 -- return home :) I have a travel agency so if you need any help or question i can help both."  See More

"The most breathtaking and dramatically beautiful place I have been is Machu Picchu in Peru."  See More

"Machu Picchu was definietly breath taking, and not only the buildings but all the surrouding view was amazing."  See More

"I know they also do a tour of Machu Picchu as well if that interests you."  See More

"PLUS, Machu Picchu is "close" by!"  See More

"For sure it's my profile pic in Machu Picchu."  See More

"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 (that tall mountain in the background famous in the Machu Picchu photos), then YES, please buy those ahead of time as they only allow 400 entrants each day, and those tickets run out very quickly."  See More

"I would have to say that one of the biggest tourist traps I have been to has to be Machu Picchu in Peru."  See More

"Getting to see the Uyuni Salt Flat would be a dream, and after exploring more of Bolivia, we would head to Peru and hike the Inca trail to Machu Picchu"  See More

"The International Space Station The Moon Mars China: Yangshuo's 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

"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 entrance tickets in ADVANCE."  See More

"From Cusco you have a couple of choices to get to Aguas Calientes which is the closest town to the Machu Picchu (from the town you can either walk - about 1."  See More

"Everybody knows about Machu Picchu, but Peru has tons of other amazing things to see, including the Sacred Valley of the Incas, volcanos, hot springs, and rain forest."  See More

"From there head straight to Cusco for a tour of the stunning Valle Sagrado where there are lots of inca ruins to investigate then of course take a day trip to the unmissable Machu Picchu."  See More

"That's how I felt when I visited Machu Picchu (which was also on my 'bucket' list)."  See More

"Machu Picchu is a must - just be aware if you take the train, it goes from a different station than the one you but tickets at, and you must pre buy tickets."  See More

"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 frankly it is BUT for a reason."  See More

"If money were no object I would love to go to the Galapagos Islands and experience Machu Picchu on my journey back."  See More

"Watch the sun rise on Machu Picchu and and then bike down the Yungas Road."  See More

"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

"Starting at Machu Picchu, PeruPeru and visiting all the Incan and Mayan ruins I could, from there."  See More

"and back to Aosta and Alps and Vienna Munich, Paris, London, Wales, Edinburgh, Dublin, Stockholm and South America with Machu Picchu, Chile, Bolivia, Cape Horn ."  See More



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Hotels nearby:
  1. Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
  2. Apu Lodge



Things to do nearby:
  1. Urubamba
  2. Sacred Valley of the Incas



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