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How do you get to Urubamba from Lima? Best way

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How do you get to Urubamba from Lima? Best way

Several people have suggested staying in Urubamba before going to Machu Picchu. Do you have to go to Cusco first? So why stay in Urubamba?

Is flying the only way to get from Limba to Cusco?

I think it's going to be way over our budget to do Machu Picchu before going on to Argentina to see our son, who just moved there. It seems like it will cost well over $1,000 - $1,500 per person to do that part of our trip once we arrive in Lima (from the U.S.)

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1. Re: How do you get to Urubamba from Lima? Best way

Looks like you have a short stay in Peru

Fly from Lima to Cusco and then by bus or taxi to Urubamba.

Ollantaytambo is a better option ,the train to Machu Picchu also stops at Ollantaytambo station. The ruins at Ollantaytambo is a short walk from the village.

The reason for most people suggesting Urubamba,Pisac or Ollantaytambo is because it is at a lower altitude than Cusco.

There is no telling up front if the altitude will have an effect on you. Age/fitness does not really apply.If you have been at high altitude before(2800 meters and above) ,then you might be ok,but no guarantee .

See if you can obtain and airpass from LAN.It may be cheaper than buying it straight from the airline.


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2. Re: How do you get to Urubamba from Lima? Best way

If you are on a short budget and time, just fly to Cusco, catch the train to MP, visit and rtn back to Lima.

The cost should be aroun :

Airline ticket : $200

Train : 100

1 night hotel : 50

Entrance ticket to MP : 40

Bust AC to MP : 12

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