Machu Picchu Tour & Travel Guide

Machu Picchu Tour & Travel Guide

If you wish to go to Machu Picchu, benefit from your time there by following the ideas on this journey information. I’ll present you tips on how to have the perfect expertise doable, with useful suggestions like the place to catch the bus in Aguas Calientes, what trails you’ll be able to hike without spending a dime, the place to get the perfect footage, and naturally, I’ll provide you with a full tour of Machu Picchu and its unimaginable ruins and terraces.

If you wish to know tips on how to get to Machu Picchu from Cusco, it’s best to watch my earlier video:

Here are a while stamps:
0:15 – Where and tips on how to catch the bus to Machu Picchu
1:14 – Entry suggestions and first views
2:47 – Inca Bridge path
4:28 – Exploring Machu Picchu ruins (town)
6:16 – Info about climbing Machu Picchu mountain and Wayna Picchu mountain
7:39 – Interesting info about Machu Picchu from our tour information
11:29 – Inca Trail to the Sun Gate
14:30 – Final views

Hike Machu Picchu or take the bus?

If you wish to hike Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, you are greater than welcome to do it, however I do not suggest it. There are sufficient stairs inside Machu Picchu that you just need not add a 90-minute hike beforehand (2km to the trailhead from Aguas Calientes, after which 1.75km straight up the mountain).

Machu Picchu Trails

Besides exploring Machu Picchu’s ruins and terraces, there are 4 trails that department out and provide you with unimaginable views of all the things. Two of these trails are free, two require a ticket and entry is restricted to 400 individuals per day:

Machu Picchu Mountain and Wayna Picchu Mountain: $15 USD every, purchase your tickets means prematurely. You have a 0% likelihood of getting a ticket day of. Machu Picchu is the large mountain simply to the south of the ruins and Wayna Picchu is simply to the north. Wayna Picchu is the jagged rock within the background of each instagram image you have ever seen. It’s steep and loopy. Machu Picchu mountain is extra of a protracted hike. Not too dangerous. Both give distinctive views of Machu Picchu and the mountains and valleys round it.

Sun Gate Trail: Do this one first, earlier than you even discover Machu Picchu. It’ll prevent from having to backtrack. You’ll see at 11:40 within the video, maintain going up the Inca Trail previous the steps to the guardhouse. It’ll take a minimum of an hour complete. Plan on 90 minutes for those who do not hike quick or if you wish to spend extra time on the Sun Gate. This is very cool since you actually hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Inca Bridge Trail: This is a straightforward path however tremendous scary for those who’re afraid of heights. The trailhead begins close to the bottom of Machu Picchu Mountain. Plan on 30-45 minutes.

Machu Picchu Tour

Exploring Machu Picchu ruins is fairly easy since they make you observe the trail. If you ebook a information, have them meet you on the guardhouse as a substitute of on the entrance. That means you’ll be able to hike the 2 free trails first after which join along with your information so you’ll be able to take your time and find out about all the things as you discover.

Thanks for watching my little Machu Picchu journey information! If you have got some other questions on visiting Machu Picchu, be at liberty to ask within the feedback.


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