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Help: Huayna Picchu online tickets sold out!

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Help: Huayna Picchu online tickets sold out!

We plan to go to Machu Picchu during Easter holiday and the online Huayna Picchu tickets are sold out for the dates (April 18, 19) we plan to go. Can we buy the tickets at the entrance if we go early?

Also on those days the train tickets have only a few slots available (either very early or very late). Do they save any tickets at the train station?

We have a tight itinerary but we want to make the most of our time there. Thanks a lot!

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1. Re: Help: Huayna Picchu online tickets sold out!

No you can't buy hp tickets at the gate. If they are sold out you'll have to do something else like hike to the sun gate.

Same with trains. If they are gone, they are gone. Make sure you check both peru rail and inca rail.

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2. Re: Help: Huayna Picchu online tickets sold out!

Another option is to climb Montana Machu Picchu - you also need a special ticket for that one. No extra ticket needed for the hike up to the Sun Gate.

Trains from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu have much more availability than from Cusco (Poroy). Actually, very early or very late trains are popular - so you can maximize time at MP.

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3. Re: Help: Huayna Picchu online tickets sold out!

i'm wondering about this; i read somewhere that there was a non-HP point that could be climbed and give excellent views of MP, without the time pressure or the crowds.

am i thinking of montana MP? or something else?

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4. Re: Help: Huayna Picchu online tickets sold out!

You don't need to climb anything to get really good views of the site. Just go in the entrance and follow signs to the left to the watchmans hut? Something like that. It's 5 minutes in and had the postcard views of the site.

You can also climb to the sun gate for free if you want a view from higher up. It's no extra charge and no time limits.

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5. Re: Help: Huayna Picchu online tickets sold out!

thanks. what i had read mentioned 360 views of the area, but that may have been generous.

i just don't feel like paying to climb an extra thing when it appears that the sole reason for doing so is a better view.

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6. Re: Help: Huayna Picchu online tickets sold out!

If you are trying to decide which hike to do for the best views, check out www.airpano.ru/files/Machu-Picchu-Peru/2-2 for an interactive 360 degree panorama from several places around Machu Picchu. Especially check out the different views on the right hand side of the screen to see the view from the top of mount Machu Picchu as well as huayna Picchu and from the more accessible and no extra charge terraces or guardians hut.

Just keep in mind, mount Machu Picchu is much higher than the other options, but that will give you an amazing view of the mountains around you and there will be fewer tourists!

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7. Re: Help: Huayna Picchu online tickets sold out!

just do the hike to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), its for free and not to crowded (normally) and the view of MP is really nice.

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8. Re: Help: Huayna Picchu online tickets sold out!

that website is amazing! thanks so much. :)

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9. Re: Help: Huayna Picchu online tickets sold out!

Hey, How did that turn out? did you get into Huayna Picchu?

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10. Re: Help: Huayna Picchu online tickets sold out!

We ended up staying one more day and got Huayna Picchu tickets on April 20.