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Questions tagged [machu-picchu]

A 15th-century Inca site in the Cusco Region of Peru.

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The Choquequirao route during the rainy season

What are the risks of doing the Cachora to Choquerquirao to Machu Picchu hiking path during December? I understand that January and February are the worst concerning rains. My questions is whether ...
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What are some reputable, local operators offering day tours to Machhu Picchu from Cusco [closed]

We're travelling to Cusco this November looking to take the day trip offered to Machhu Pichhu. I have read that booking tours on the ground are more reasonable then when booked online. My questions, ...
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How many hours are required for Machupichu + Huayanapicchu

I'm going to Machupicchu on September but the schedules have changed since July 2017. I'm in the first group, the ticket says: Machupicchu (1er Turno) 06:00 - 12.00 Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu 1G 7:00 ...
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Luggage storage in Cusco

The current plan is to land in Cusco, then take a bus to Ollantaytambo and stay one night. The next morning, we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, then do Machu Pichu the following morning. ...
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Lima to Aguas Calientes in a day. Too much?

We plan to land in Lima (around midnight) with about a three hour layover to go through customs, etc and then fly to Cusco (around 5am next day), then take a taxi to Poroy, then catch the train and ...
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Transfer from Cusco airport to train station

My plane lands in Cusco at 6:00am. The available trains to Machu Picchu on Peru Rail leave at 640a, 735a, and 825a from Poroy. I would like to get to Machu Picchu as quickly as possible. Here are my ...
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Is there luggage storage at Poroy train station (Peru)?

Peru Rail says: Is there luggage storage at the stations? Yes. Luggage storage is free at the Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu Stations, from 7 am to 7 pm for all PeruRail passengers. However ...
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How to Buy Machu Picchu Tickets for Children Online?

Now that you can no longer buy tickets for Machu Picchu at the gate to regulate quotas, how can one buy a ticket for children? The official Machu Picchu site says that children 8 and under a free and ...
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Is the Inca trail the only route to arrive at Machu Picchu by foot?

Is the classic Inca trail the only route which arrives at Machu Picchu by foot? I have seen some other organised treks advertised, but they appear to require a bus or train transfer to actually ...
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Machu Pichhu/Cusco four days DIY hiking trips suggestions [closed]

We are planning on a trip to Cusco area for four/five days in December. We are buying necessary tickets to go to Machu Pichhu and Montana. Tickets to the other trails via http://www.machupicchu.gob....
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Traveling with luggage in Machu Picchu region and avoiding altitude sickness

We have a trip ahead in South America that includes about 4 days in Cusco - Machu Picchu region. The main purpose of this part is obviously to see Machu Picchu, a bit of the Sacred Valley, catch a ...
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Permits vs Tickets to Machu Picchu

I'm interested in doing the 2-day trek to Machu Picchu. It seems there aren't any more permits available for the Inca Trek -- does this include the shorter, 2-day trek? Also, if I cannot arrange a ...
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Are there any available spots left to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in May/June?

I have been trying to find a tour operator for the classic Inca Trail (4 days/3 nights) to Machu Piccu, but have not had any success finding an open spot for one person with any of the tour operators ...
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How to buy tickets for Machu Picchu?

I am trying to buy entry tickets from the official website http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/ but it never seems to accept my Credit Card. I tried 3 different VISA cards. Is there any other online ...
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How strict are luggage restrictions on the Incarail train to Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)?

I found on incarail.com website that: In addition, that large baggage is not permitted on the train service. We recommend that you take the necessary precautions and carry equipment baggage not ...
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Where can I get the required permits for Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu?

I've heard that I should buy a permit to visit Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. Where can I get them? (I've emailed to mtsobek.com travel agency, but there is no response from them). So if there is no ...
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Machu Picchu in April: to reserve a tour or not to reserve?

I've seen this post about it, but I've dug a little bit more into the topic on the web and some people suggest to reserve in advance, in particular for the main Inca Trail. However others say to wait ...
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Preparing to take a 5 year old on the hike to Machu Picchu

I am planning to take my 5 year old on a trek through Peru. One of the places to visit is Machu Picchu. Given its location above sea level I was wondering how long of an adaptation period we should ...
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Can anyone recommend a good trekking tour for Machu Picchu?

I'm planning on heading to Peru to visit Machu Picchu next year. I heard there are some amazing and beautiful "long way around" treks that take you up and around to Machu Picchu the long way through ...