Machu Picchu

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Getting to
Machu Picchu

First stage

Nearly all tourists begin their adventure by flying from Lima to the city of Cuzco (1 hour 15 minutes). They then stay overnight in Cuzco before embarking on their journey to Machu Picchu.

Second stage

You have three options for traveling to Machu Picchu from Cuzco:



You catch an early morning 3-hour train to a river-level village at the base of the ruins. You then transfer to a bus that zig-zags up a steep 2,000 foot high mountain slope to reach the Machu Picchu site (30 minutes).


You can also hike from the Cuzco area to Machu Picchu on a network of ancient paths collectively named the Inca (or Inka) Trail. The journey takes 2 to 10 days, depending on your speed and choice of paths.


There is service between Cuzco and Aqua Calientes (near Machu Picchu).

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