Could anyone please tell me:
- What are the top three recommended tour co's for Macchu Picchu?
- Do any of the top companies offer stays at the Sanctuary Lodge?
- Do any of them offer more than one night at MP?
- Is it possible to do a tour and see the actual sunset?
- Is it possible to do a tour and see the actual sunrise?**
Our understanding on the sunrise ** issue is that the gates do not actually open until the sunrise is over - is this true, and is there a way to get there (e.g. by taking a certain tour or staying at the Sanctuary Lodge) that would enable you to be through the gates to watch the sunrise before it has actually taken place?
Also we are wondering which is the best train (and safest) to find within a tour? We have heard that there are sometimes derailings, and we would like to make sure the ride is not only safe, but comfortable, offering the best view and experience possible.
Any other comments on tours available would be great. Right now I have found NG (but this is through an alternature trail, not the Inca trail), Gap, REI and Intrepid, as well as Llama Tours - cannot find information so far about the differences between each.
Looking for a small, intimate, group experience, either luxury without hiking, or a hike on the most scenic possible route without the frustration of complete congestion if possible.
Age range is 40 to 50 years - might be a bit lost with the 18-20 years olds and the 55 yo 65 year old crowd.
Any replies would be great.