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overnight at macchu picchu or not?

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overnight at macchu picchu or not?

Hi All

Family of 4 , 2 kids (12 &15), what are the views on doing the MP visit then spending one night at Rupa Wasai Lodge and returning to Sacred Valley later next day as opposed to returning same day? If we did this it would be at the expense of a free/no activity day in Sacred Valley.

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1. Re: overnight at macchu picchu or not?

MP is a unique experience. I would stay an extra day and trek to Huayna Picchu and the Temple of the Moon.

Yr kids will enjoy the trek.

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2. Re: overnight at macchu picchu or not?

Go to Machu Picchu and not spend more than the 5 hours you'll have with a day trip is criminal. Spend at least one night.

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3. Re: overnight at macchu picchu or not?

I definitely vote for two days...MP is too much to absorb in one day, even if you managed to walk all around and you technically "saw" it all, you still wouldn't really see it all, if you know what I mean. And hiking Huanya Picchu is not to be missed, and you really need a whole morning for that, so you are not rushed.

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4. Re: overnight at macchu picchu or not?

thanks guys