It is important that as a traveler you know the route you must follow to go to Machu Picchu from Cuzco. First you will need to travel by bus or by minivan for 2 hours to the district of Ollantaytambo. Then, you will have to take a train to the town of Aguas Calientes and from this point you will be able to take the bus to the citadel.
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Train tickets to Aguas Calientes
When choosing the train to Machu Picchu you can choose between several luxurious models, such as the Vistadome, which has panoramic windows in the wagons, an excellent option for those who love being in touch with nature from the moment of departure or the Expedition whose decoration of the wagons breathes the Inca culture, has the service of Venta a Bordo and is the perfect anteroom for what will be your visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Purchase tickets to Machu Picchu
You have to buy your ticket to Machu Picchu at the offices of the Ministry of Culture of Peru. In this place you have to decide if you are going to buy your ticket in the morning or in the afternoon. In addition, since last year there is a new ticket sale center to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, which is on Maruri Street, in the historic center of Cuzco
Go to Machu Picchu from Cuzco previous stay in Aguas Calientes
Take some time to get to know the Aguas Calientes Center, especially if you travel in mid-April because the San Marcos Fair takes place during that time. You can also visit the Cristo Roto, a 28-meter sculpture that is a symbol for the town of Aguas Calientes. In addition, you can do a bit of ecotourism thanks to its suspension bridges and zip lines.
Where to stay in Machu Picchu?
We recommend you to stay at the Hotel Casa del Sol Machu Picchu, which is located just 5 minutes from the train station to Machu Picchu. The boutique hotel is in the middle of a majestic landscape, near important Inca buildings full of stories that have not yet been told. All travelers who stay at this place get a luxurious experience.
Go to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes
If you are passionate about the trip and the adventure, we advise you to bring a good backpack, lots of water, fruits, sunscreen, your entrance to Machu Picchu and your ID if you are Peruvian or your immigration card in case you are a foreign tourist. On the other hand, if you want to save energy to walk inside the Sanctuary you have the option to buy your bus ticket (Consettur) at Av. Hermanos Ayar S / N, before the Puente Ruinas, this means will take you from the town of Aguas Calientes towards Machu Picchu itself.
We recommend you to stay at Machu Picchu for at least 2 days, so that you have the opportunity to visit the Machu Picchu butterfly farm, the Botanical Garden, the Manuel Chavez Ballón museum and the impressive Mandor Waterfalls. In these spaces you can take numerous photographs that will remind you of the day you met the Inca citadel, which is one of the 7 current wonders of the world.
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