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Sacred valley and Machu Picchu tickets

Brisbane, Australia
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Sacred valley and Machu Picchu tickets


we are flying into Cusco at around midday on 19 November and have 6 days to see the sacred valley and Machu Picchu. I have a few questions.

1. I note that buying Machu Picchu tickets online before we leave is challenging. Do you think we will strike problems if we wait till we arrive to buy them in person - are the likely to sell out at that time of year?

2. We were planning to head straight down to the sacred valley on arrival in Cusco to help with acclimatisation. Should we get the taxi driver to take us to the place where you buy the Machu Picchu tickets in Cusco before we head down, or should we wait till we get to AC?

3. Are the trains likely to be booked out at that time of year or can we easily buy the tickets in Ollantaytambo?

4. We were thinking of staying at KB Tambo in Ollantaytambo, is this a good place to base ourselves (value for money vs quality)?

5. Does anyone have suggestions on where to stay in AC and Cusco? Cheap, cheerful and clean, we don't need anything fancy. The reviews for everywhere seem to be pretty mixed.

Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: Sacred valley and Machu Picchu tickets

The ideal is to buy tickets to MP with time, especially if you go up to Huaynac Picchu. What you do in www.machupicchu.gob.pe

As for the trains, it is recommended that you buy it with time, so you can choose www.perurail.com schedules and fares.

I recommend the Vistadome train with buffet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge, is best.

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2. Re: Sacred valley and Machu Picchu tickets

There are two categories of rooms at KB, read the reviews. The upgraded ones are fine. I think there are enough reviews for Ollanta hotels that you get a fair picture, of course read with skepticism if you see too many one/of posters, it means the owners are soliciting reviews.

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