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Reviewed January 13, 2016

This town is small and fit for your sleepover when visiting Machu Picchu. It's quaint and there's not much to do otherwise.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Mayura
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Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

So I visited Machu Picchu via the 4 day inca trail and after a fair bit of graft to get there, Machu Picchu was our pinnacle, the sight we had been working so hard to see. On day 4 - our tour guide gets us up for 3am ready to get to our first check point which opens at 5.30am. From there we trek to the sun gate and then on to Machu Picchu. We were by no means slow, actually one of the first groups to arrive and the doors are already opened for the general public to descend in their thousands. I appreciate that not all people would be able to carry out the inca trail but wouldn't it be fair to give those that carry out the inca trail a couple of hours to take pics before the masses arrive?! The amount of people that enter the site on a daily basis (up to 5000 per day) slightly ruin the experience for me, however you cannot deny Machu Picchu is something to behold.

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank NikkiVasiliou
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Reviewed January 12, 2016

We took the lazy route, arriving by train, but the temple itself is no less stunning for that.If you stay overnight, you can still get up early and pretend to finish the Inca Trail at dawn.

I travelled in 2010, but the interface prevented me from choosing that date.

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed January 12, 2016

MachuPicchu is just so Amazing you need to plan a trip there. To get there could be a Little tricky... You can do it yourself, booking a date for the entrance fee and book the train from Cusco, for example. We took a random tour (500 US Dolars for 2 people) that picked us up at the hotel 3 in the morning and drove to Ollataytambo and we took the train there. The trains leaves you in Aguas Calientes and from there you take a bus all the way up to the MacchuPichu entrance. Then.... you walk, walk, walk, walk and then drop your jaw when you get to see MacchuPichu. Is Amazing! Remember to bring some water, sunblock, antimosquito spray and snacks, but take them back with you to maintain the Beauty of this sacred Place ;)

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Jessensjourney
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Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

This is amazing and everyone wants to see this, when there are tourists there are queues, and far too many selfie sticks! Here are a few things I found out which will hopefully help.

Make sure you print your tickets and take your passport.

Book the bus there a day before $24 USD return pp ( this is just a cross the road from where the busses leave )

The first bus leaves at 6.00am make sure you are there at at least 5.30am to get there early.

Take water with you and a packed lunch all hotels offer this, ( there is no where to purchase food or water inside ) also there are no toilets at the site so do not loose your ticket. If you need to use the toilet this is one sole and you you need to line up again to get back in.

Once you arrive go straight to the sun gate before the masses get there and there are too many tourists on the narrow track, then do the bridge for the same reason. The main area is packed all day so leave this to last as when it gets hot ( around midday ) people tend to leave. Just make sure you have lots of sunblock.

Date of experience: January 2016
4  Thank Evelyn E
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