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from Cusco to Machu Picchu

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from Cusco to Machu Picchu

Hi, looking to book a trip mid January. I know of the rainy season, but I hope for less rain. Can anyone tell me how one gets from Cusco to Machu Picchu and how long it takes. Thanks

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1. Re: from Cusco to Machu Picchu

Also, from reading more tripadvisor I see that it is best to go directly to the Sacred Valley after arriving at Cusco, for altitude reasons. After a day or 2 in the Sacred Valley then go to Machu Picchu by train for 2 nights. After all that (with respect to altitude) would it be best to go to Cusco near the end of the trip for 2 nights before returning back to Lima and then home to Canada.

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2. Re: from Cusco to Machu Picchu

Yes, after the SV and MP you should go to Cusco Cityand visit very important sites like Sacsayhuaman and many other attractions.

The train trip from the SV to MP is 1 1/2 hrs. From Cusco to MP is 4 hrs.

See www.urubamba.com for info on aplace to stay in the SV.