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Travel to Aguas Calientes and back to Cuzco: how much time?

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Travel to Aguas Calientes and back to Cuzco: how much time?

Hello!

I'm planning my trip to Perù and I would like to ask you if it's possible (train timetable, time necessary to the visit..) to arrive to Aguas Calientes, spend a night there, get up early to go up to Machu Picchu by foot and possibly return to Cuzco the same day. Has somebody already done the same?

Thanks,

Elisa

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1. Re: Travel to Aguas Calientes and back to Cuzco: how much time?

The train from Cusco to Aguas calientes takes 4 to 4 1/2 hrs each way.

If you are staying in the Sacred Valley the ride is only 1 1/4 hrs.

Go to www.perurail.com.pe for more info on the train schedules.

I recommend you stay in the SV instead of Cusco. (try www.urubamba.com)

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