HOW TO GET TO MACHU PICCHU?
1.-How to get to Machu Picchu?
2.-¿How to climb to Machu Picchu?
3.-How to get from Cusco to Aguas Calientes?
4.-How to go from Cusco to Ollantaytambo?
5.-How to go from Cusco to Machu Picchu?
6.-How to get to Machu Picchu from Lima?
1.-How to get to Machu Picchu?
The most traditional and fastest way to get to Machu Picchu, It’s by train, but eye the train does not leave the city of Cusco, but different stations like: Ollantaytambo at 1h and 45 min by car from Cusco, which is the most used. Followed by Poroy 25 minutes from Cusco, Pachar and Urumbamba, located in the sacred valley, the latter located on the property of a Rio Sagrado hotel.
The other forms are adventurous such as the classic 4 day Inca Trail, followed by Salkantay 5 days, Inca Jungle bike 4 days, by car or by car 2 days, Choquequirao 8 days, etc.
2.-How to climb to Machu Picchu
Once in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu Pueblo, cave clear, this is the closest town and the last one before arriving at the Archaeological Park and it is located at the foot of the mountain of Machu Picchu. It also offers all the necessary services for visitors such as; hotels, restaurants of all price, banks, ATMs, entrance ticket and bus, etc.
From this town You have two options to get up, by bus or by walking
If you made the decision to get on bus, this delay only 30 minutes, but making the line can take you more than 1 hour depending on what time you visit or what time you want to get to Machu Picchu, to take this service you must buy your ticket, the The company that operates this route is called CONSETTUR, however the ticket can be purchased through the route you prefer, tourism agency, direct online (here we leave the link www.consettur.com) or at the offices of the same company in Cusco (Av. Infancia N ° 433 Wanchaq and Av. Sol 380 in the interbank bank) and Machu Picchu Pueblo (Mayta Capaq street s / n) the office closes at 9:30 p.m.
If you made the decision to go up on foot, it will take you about 2 hours, people start to go up after 4:00 a.m. the road is well signposted, you just have to follow the bus route until you reach the ruins bridge that is open from 5:00 a.m. they will ask for your entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and you follow the path by the stairs.
3.-How to get from Cusco to Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes, is the common name of the Machu Picchu Pueblo, the last village before reaching the archaeological park of Machu Picchu,
The easiest and fastest way to get there is by train, for this you must have your corresponding ticket, there are two train companies that take you to Aguas Calientes, but you must take into account that the trip does not start from the city of Cusco, here you we detail
There are 4 train stations located in the outskirts of the city of Cusco:
POROY, the closest, is 12 kilometers to 20 minutes by taxi from the city center, the trip lasts 4 hours average until you reach the Aguas Calientes station, the first train departs at 05:05, followed by 05 : 55, 6:40, 7:35, 8:25, 9:05 this last one is the most luxurious and expensive luxury train service Hiram Bimgam.
OLLANTAYTAMBO, the busiest, 1h and 40 min by car from Cusco, located in the town of Ollantaytambo, from this station various schedules and services.
URUBAMABA, located on the property of a Rio Sagrado hotel at 1h and 20m, exclusive for hotel guests.
PACHAR, at 1h and 30min quite close to the Ollantaytambo station
The train companies are:
Peru Rail: have different services, local, expedition, vistadome and luxurious and in its varied schedules, here we leave the link www.perurail.com
Inca Rail: has boyayer services, 360 °, first class, private and different schedules, here we leave the link www.incarail.com
4.-How to go from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
Between Cusco and Ollantaytambo there is a distance of 88 km approx. That the trip by car can take 1 hour and 40 min, if you want to take local transport service you should go to the Pavitos and Av. Grau terminals in the city of Cusco. The other thing is to hire a private service with the company you see as convenient.
The prices vary, in these local terminals they charge from 8 soles to 15 soles and in a private service for 2 people it can be around 100 soles.
5.-How to go from Cusco to Machu Picchu
The easiest way to get there is through the train, eye no train leaves Cusco are all on the outskirts of the city, Ollantaytambo station is the most elapsed located 1h and 45 min by car from Cusco, followed by the station from Poroy 25 minutes from Cusco, Pachar and Urumbamba, located in the latter sacred valley located on the property of a hotel. Once you take the train in the determined time you will arrive at the Aguas Calientes station of Machu Picchu town. 5 minutes walk is the bus ticket if you need to buy your identity card or passport, from the ticket office to the bus station is another 5 minutes walking, you embark on the bus, in a journey of 30 minutes you will have arrived to Machu Picchu
6.-How to get to Machu Picchu from Lima / where to fly to go to Machu Picchu?
Lima is the capital of Peru where all international flights arrive, from Lima you must take flight to Cusco, The city of Cusco is 1110 km from the capital city Lima, traveling by road will take you more than 18 hours and direct flight 45 min.
Once in Cusco you must take a car to go to the train station, eye no train leaves the city of Cusco, Ollantaytambo station is the most elapsed, to take the train it is important to have a train ticket in advance, quotas are easily depleted
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