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Huayna picchu then leave for lima same day?

toronto
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Huayna picchu then leave for lima same day?

Is it doable to hike huayna piccu and fly back to lima same day ? Were in our early 30s..and in our itinerary we did inka trail previous day?thanks!

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1. Re: Huayna picchu then leave for lima same day?

PeruRail www.perurail.com and INCARAIL www.incarail.com have trains departing Aguas Calientes throughout the day and it appears LAN www.lan.com has planes departing for Lima well into the evening now so I don't know why it wouldn't be possible but I guess it depends on what time you need to fly back to Lima.

toronto
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2. Re: Huayna picchu then leave for lima same day?

If our flight back to lima is at 6 or 7pm do you think we are able to make it....with all the bus and train we need to take to get to cuzco airport from huayna or macchu piccu?if we get in the earliest time to the huayna piccu (7am is it?)

Approximately how many hours is an acceptable hike up and down ?

Thanks again!you are very informative

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3. Re: Huayna picchu then leave for lima same day?

We took about 3:30 to hike up and down and were one of the slower ones. We met some that said they were at the top in 25 minutes. If you are in at say 7:15 and out by 11:00, you can be back in Agua Calientes by noon and pretty easily could get a 1:00 train. That would get you to Ollantaytambo at 2:30 plus roughly 90 minutes for the taxi means you could be at the airport around 4:00. So a 7:00 flight seems possible.

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4. Re: Huayna picchu then leave for lima same day?

I thought you should fly in and out of Cuzco as early in the morning as possible, because later flights have a good chance of being delayed or cancelled due to high wind condition in the later part of the day. Is this not true anymore and evening flights out of Cuzco are now the norm ?

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5. Re: Huayna picchu then leave for lima same day?

We just hiked up in less than an hour and spent some time enjoying the views from the top. You can easily do round-trip in 2-3 hours even being relatively slow. so if you do the early time slot you will have no problem.

toronto
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6. Re: Huayna picchu then leave for lima same day?

Thanks guys!! Very much appreciated.we'll start planning!:)

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7. Re: Huayna picchu then leave for lima same day?

Just don't try to connect to an international flight in Lima the same day. That would be pushing it.

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