Machu Picchu, How to get?

2019 is coming soon and no doubt you must already be thinking how and where you celebrate, well visit one of the 7 Wonders of the World would not be a bad idea.... Machu Picchu is located in Peru specifically in the city of Cusco is a great alternative, then we tell you how get this destination.

Since its launch to the entire world in 1911, Machu Picchu has attracted the attention of millions of tourists who visit it since then, due to the enigma that surrounds its construction and location, since it is located in an area of ​​difficult access which does not It was an impediment for the great Inca engineers.

How to get?

Machu Picchu is located in the province of Urubamba, Cusco region in Peru and to get there you must first get to the city of Cusco, you can do it by taking a flight from your country with a stopover at the Lima airport (you can stay here and meet this beautiful city) and then continue on the flight to Cusco.

From the city of Cusco you can stay in a Hostel and stay one night here to rest. From Cusco you have the option to take a tour or if you are more adventurous, get to Machu Picchu on your own.

For this you must go to the corner of Pavitos street with Puente Grau which is about 20 minutes’ walk (three by car) from the Main Square of the city and from here address the buses that will take you to Ollantaytambo - try to go early as buses leave just fill the spaces.

The trip takes about 2 hours to the town of Ollantaytambo, which is a small town that still retains its streets in the same Inca style for what is known as "The Inca Living City". In this town you will find the train station that will take you to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), the trip is by train and lasts an average of 2 hours.

Once you get to Machu Picchu town in front of the train station you will find the bus station that will take you to the entrance gate of the citadel of Machu Picchu, the journey takes 30 minutes and goes by a zigzag path with a Beautiful view of the Urubamba Valley. (You can buy tickets for the bus in Cusco or in the same bus station).

Note* Also you can spend one night in Machu Picchu town and visit next day the Citadel of Machu picchu calmly.

Upon arrival at the citadel of Machu Picchu you must present your entry ticket as well as your identity document or passport (you can stamp your visit, if you wish for free), we recommend you visit with a professional guide who will explain the history from this enigmatic place, inside Machu Picchu do not forget to visit the area of ​​"The Guardian House" point where you can appreciate the whole citadel and take the much longed for postcard picture.

After your visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu you can go down to Machu Picchu town to have lunch or visit the hot springs in order to relax.

The return will also be taking the train to Ollantaytambo and at the exit of the station of this town to board a bus that brings you back to Cusco.

If you want to save all these procedures and travel in a more relaxed way you can hire a tour that includes transport, income and even the guide in Machu Picchu. Inca World is a great alternative as we are an agency with 15 years of experience making trips to Machu Picchu with quality and service always guaranteed and backed by the comments of our customers on platforms such as Tripadvisor.

Inca World Peru
16 Noviembre 2018

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