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“Unforgettable”

Machu Picchu Viajes Peru
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Tours to Machu Picchu, the best tour options to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu with the best local tour operator "Machu Picchu Travel Peru"
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Melbourne, Australia
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“Unforgettable”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Machu Picchu Was an icon i will never forget. Getting there from Cuzco was easy and there are plenty of choices of day trips and longer stays at the foot hills in Aqua Caliantes. I opted to book my trip in months in advance and although my experience was a good one, there are others whom would not agree. Once on arrival in Cuzco there are many tour operators who will take you there. Machu Picchu is a seasonal attraction so i advise you do a little research and check wether it fits into your travels.

Getting to Aqua Caliantes which is the gateway at the foothills of Machu Picchu is a relaxing and amazing journey in it self. Buses take you half way, then you will take a connecting train through some amazing valleys that slowly weave left and right all the way there. The iconic train it self has special viewing glass roof and it makes it that much more special getting there. Aqua Caliantes is a quaint and delightful village with great places to eat with moderate to fabulous accommodation. However if you plan to stay there book in advance and check availability as this little place can get extremely busy with people who cant get enough of this dreamy parish.

Depending on your health and fitness you may want to undertake the killer climb to the top of Winhu Picchu, However i must advise this climb is reserved only for the young and super fit as it has a difficulty level of extreme.
If you do decide to tackle the two hour straight up climb you will need to get up very early and ask your hotel to reserve a placing for you included in your entry ticket. It takes about two hours to climb and you have to be on a first mini bus as early as five am to get one of the only two hundred placings that are available on a particular day.
General entry is also limited and you will be in a group with a group guide that will tour you through the mystical ruins. There are about ten groups of about ten to fifteen people that are allowed at any given day.If you miss out on one day book for another day. It is best to do all this from Cuzco at your hotel or hostel.

My over all experience was amazing and i have no negative points that i could hinder on. I booked my accommodation and trip in advance, payed with western union over the net and had absolutely no nasty surprises at the other end. I may be one of the lucky ones and you will not, but the landmark it self i think will take your breath away making the trip well worth the effort.

Visited March 2013
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Calgary, Alberta
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“Wonderful Memories”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Both the trip to Machu Picchu and the site itself were memorable. We took the train to Aguas Caliente and then the bus to this world heritage site. It was magnificent and serene at the same time.

Visited June 2013
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hilton head
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“machu picchu”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

an incredible site, which truely enhanced the experience of seeing history at its best. an incredible bucket list trip.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Misty day, and tons of work to get there - but still worth it!”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

GETTING THERE: I did not do the Inca Trail, as I didn't book far enough in advance, but that ended up being okay because the group I was traveling with experienced rain and snow every day. I had to take the train and bus to get there. The train to Aguas Calientes is fine and about an hour and a half. The town itself sucks and is really bizarre and touristy (apparently the government doesn't allow foreign businesses to set up there, so the quality standards of restaurants and hotels are really iffy). Then, there are only specific buses that will take you to machu picchu - they come regularly. The trip takes about half and hour. So, make sure to buy your round trip bus and machu picchu tickets in advance.

MACHU PICCHU: We got there for sunrise and hired a local guide. Unfortunately, it was a misty day, so the clouds would cover the mountains. By about 12:00pm the clouds cleared up - thank goodness - so we could get the classic pictures up on the hill. Overall, it was a great experience!

FOOD: There are only two overpriced food places there. One is outdoors, with like sandwiches and wraps. The other option is an indoor $40 US buffet.

WASHROOMS: It costs 1 soles to use the washroom, which is outside of the park.

Visited August 2013
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Sao Carlos, SP
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“Best of Incas”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Preserved, amazing, the best of Peru. All see and read is true.
Only check way before for trains, for us it was the most difficult task because they were fully booked for days.
tip: inka rail does not sell one way ticket in the internet, just in their office in Ollantaytambo.
We only got from Urubamba to Machu Picchu by peru rail and the way back in a Inka rail train.
Tickets for the park you can buy in Aguas Calientes (in the same day) or previously in the internet.

Visited August 2013
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