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How many hours in MP

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How many hours in MP

Our first visit to MP this month. Not sure how many hours to allot to the site, including perhaps hiking Wayna Picchu. Any guidance appreciated.

Cuzco, Cusco, Peru
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1. Re: How many hours in MP

If you have the opportunity stay as long as you can, just stay there. there are toilette facilities at the entrance, there is restaurant and coffee shop too. You can get out of MP anytime and for coming back just show your entrance ticket at the control.

MP opens at 6:00 am and closest at 4:30 pm.

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2. Re: How many hours in MP

Thanks Paul. We arrive at 6am and our train options are either 2p or 4p from AC. Is there any shelter if it rains heavily?

Chicago, Illinois
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3. Re: How many hours in MP

No shelter inside. It's a ruined city. You'd have to exit the site.

I would take the later train if you only have this one day. Better too much time than not enough. If you are done early you can always stop in AV and eat or have a drink or shop.

Edited: 12:46 pm, April 02, 2014
London, United...
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4. Re: How many hours in MP

There will be people selling umbrellas and ponchos if its raining. I dont know how much they cost but probably not very much.

Reno, Nevada
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5. Re: How many hours in MP

We just went last month; we entered MP at 7:00, hiked Wayna Picchu at 10:00, exited MP at 2:30 and made it to the 4:00 train. We had a private guide who explained many things to us in a lot of detail so I think we spent more time there than many other tourists.

Berlin, Germany
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6. Re: How many hours in MP

Depending on your ticket. If you are only planning to be in Machu picchu will be much less thanIf you want to hike to any of the mountains.. Both of them will take you 2-3 hours more.

We arrived to the top at 6 am and were done at 1pm, Huayna picchu included.

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7. Re: How many hours in MP

>> Is there any shelter if it rains heavily?<<

There are a few huts with grass roofs, ie the guard house, that you can take shelter in when it rains. Of course other tourists will also have the same idea.

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