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Genral Questions

I'll be going to Peru in a couple of months and trying to finalize my itinerary.

1. Cost of flights Lima - Cuzco. How far in advance is it recommended to book the flights (in other words can I buy the tickets in Lima 2 days before the flight).

2. Cost of taxi from airport in Cuzco to the Sacred Valley (unsure yet where I'll be staying)

3. Entrance fee to Machu Pichu.


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I just got back from Peru.

1. I think we paid $55 each way (plus tax & etc, the total cost was about $250). I can't answer to the other question.

2. We stayed at El Albergue in Ollantaytambo and they sent us a car for $35 each way.

3. It was 122 soles/ticket.

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We paid $100 one-way from Lima to Cusco using the Lan peru website .... that was the cheapest available and that was about a couple of months in advance.

I'm sure you can still buy tickets a couple of days before hand, but the lower fares are likely to be gone at that stage. So I would book in as far in advance as you can if cost is an issue.

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We just returned as well and our flights intra Peru were approximately 110 pp RT booked in Peru on the local LAN site. They run throughout the day and should be easy to get a day ot two in advance.

If you stay in Cusco as we did (Amaru II- I would recommend it 40USD inc. tax, breakfast and luggage lockup while you travel plus they pick you up at the airport-have internet cheap, and water) they will provide transportation to the hostel; it cost us 6 soles to return to the airport at the end of our stay.

We left Cusco via taxi. The driver took us to Pisaq and waitied for us to shop and do the ruins. Then he took us to Urubamba where we had lunch and he waited. Next he took us to Salernas and waited while we climbed around the salt terraces. Then he drove us through the countryside to Moray Moras to see the agricultural circles/ruins. we stopped often for photos. Finally he took us to Ollayantambo where we had dinner and caught the 8:30 Backpacker train to Aguas Calientes. There were 4 adults and a three year old in the car- he watched our stuff while we toured. Cost approximately 55USD inc. tip., but we paid in soles. He bought his own meals and ate while he waited for us. What a deal!!!

Machu Picchu tickets must be purchased with soles- 116 (about 40 USD) bought in AC prior to boarding the bus. Don't interrupt the ticket vendor's breakfast though- he makes you wait. We went up at about 7:15 A.M.

Hope this helps- might want to try Gringo Bill's in AC.

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Thanks for the advice. I'm still getting different prices for flights - $100 one way or round trip?

Any suggestions for a hotel in Aguas Calientes? Prices?

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I just paid $65 each for one way Lima to Cusco on TACA.com

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LAN has the most choices for Lima - Cusco, but I found TACA to be the cheapest (and still a great airline). I paid $65 one-way Lima - Cusco about 3 weeks in advance.

If you do use LAN, make sure you are using the Peru version of the web site for significantly lower fares than the US version.

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Each LAN flight to Cusco, offer a few seats at lower prices. The closer you get to the date of yr flight, the lesser is the chance of finding lower priced tickets.

In a couple of months time, you will be getting into the high season ticket prices.

The MP entrance fee does not change during high season.

Be sure you get yr train tickets to MP well in advance.

A taxi to the SV should not cost you more han $30 to $40 depending if you are going to Pisac,Urubaba or Ollantaytambo.

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