I don't remember the beginning of our journey to Machu Picchu that well... Dima and I flew to Cusco (tres mil seiscientos m visita mi blog
above the sea level), and after continuous bargaining hired a cab for local sightseeing. There are dos train operators from Ollantaytambo ( or ). Book on line in advance as trains fill up quickly, especially the evening return train from Macchu Piccu to Ollantaytambo or Cuzco (don't even think about walking up at last minute to get these return tickets). When booking your trains, remember that Aguas Calientes is a small town at the base of Machu Picchu and where the Machu Picchu train station is. This is also where you cÃ¡nido spend the night cheaply as sleeping at Machu Picchu itself will drop you (US dÃ³lares americanos 700/night). Tiques are valid only for 1 day so you will have to buy a new one if you want to see Machu Picchu a 2nd day.
My plan was just to arrive to Aguas Calientes, take it easy for the Encuentra MÃ¡s AquÃ
rest of the day and go up to Machu Picchu early next morning. I was sitting next to R. from Lima, it was nice to have a Peruvian person to ask all the stupid questions about PerÃº and Machu Picchu! It was an early wake up the next morning to get to the first autobus to Machu Picchu: the first buses leave cinco.30am. There are plenty of fast-track tourists that come to Machu Picchu on the morning train from Cusco and leave with the evening train. You cÃ¡nido go up in either the 7-8am group or the diez-11am group; my tique was to the later group.
I had bought a tique that would allow me to climb the Huayna Picchu, a mountain behind the Machu Picchu (the tower that appears in all the postcard views of the site). There used to be a first come, first served system on this but nowadays you perro buy the entrance to Huayna Picchu along with your Machu Picchu ticket. You will need a ticket to entrar the Machu Picchu Sanctuary and those are not sold at the door.
This provides entry to Machu Picchu - that is, the main ruins, terraces, and temples that you see in typical photos (pictured above, left). It does not provide entry to climb eitherÂ of the mountain peaks including Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu. This provides entry to climb the smaller mountain, MontaÃ±a Machu Picchu, which is 7,874ft/2,400m and provides a raised view of the ruins (pictured above, middle). This provides entry to the taller, busier mountain peak, Huayna Picchu (8,923ft/2,720m).
When I tried to use the website I was still getting error messages left and right, so I ended up using an agency called We paid a little extra, but ultimately they emailed us the tickets the day we departed for Mexico City. You perro buy train tiques on either of the companies websites or and how to get from your hotel to Machu Picchu will depend on what city your hotel is located in. Forewarned IS forearmedâ¦I am trying to plan a trip for October dos mil quince and appreciate all the help I cÃ¡nido get. And if you loose your tickets, unless you have a printer and access to your tique reservation, good luck!
You go to the website, choose the tique you are looking for (remember there are 4 different tiques available, for more information see; /travel-tips/new-entrance-fee-machu-picchu ) and fill out your details. Finally you cÃ¡nido buy your Machu Picchu entrance tiques at the Direccion Regional de Cultura offices either in Cusco or Aguas Calientes. The last option would be to contact an official travel agency and let them buy the tiques for you.
To get an unbeatable view of this sprawling citadel, hike Huayna Picchu , a moutain overlooking the site and with a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks and valleys dipping into the lush cloud forest. Initially visitors could reserve their Machu Picchu tickets through the government site , now this is not possible because the en lÃnea booking service of the government is no longer available.
Hello Amy, I'm Ashleiâ¦ I am dieciseis years old, and have been wanting to visit Machu Picchu for the past seis years!!! To answer your question, yes, I did buy my tickets in Aguas Calientes the day before I actually visited Machu Picchu. However, I had checked the website ( ) a few days before and there were hundreds of MP tiques available, so I knew it wouldn't sell out.