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“Should be #1 on your Bucket List”

Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes
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Machu Picchu Entrance with Lunch at Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant
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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Be prepared with passport in hand and expect long lines to purchase bus and admission tickets to Machu Picchu - two different places. The bus trip is about 20 minutes on a narrow winding road. Skillful bus drivers. Lots of walking and stairs. Another day, visit the museum, butterfly house, waterfall, and hot baths. Macha Picchu Village is a shoppers dream ... From inexpensive souvenirs to beautiful gifts ( be sure to travel ALL the way up the hill to Arte Joyeria Rumiwasi for nature crystals and Peruvian inlaid jewelry )

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

A must see. Be sure and have plenty of time and a good guide.
We visited ~5 hours the first day (spent 2 hours RT Sun gate Hike, one hour lunch at Sanctuary lodge, and 2 hours in the ruins.) The next AM we went up WaynaPicchu and had to leave for our train soon after. It was NOT enough time in the ruins! One night in Aquas Calientes is not enough if you plan to do some hiking around MachuPicchu. The hikes were awesome and for us an essential part of enjoying the Andes experience we just needed more time!

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We did last month the Amazing incatrail to Machu picchu in Peru.The trail was already long on our to do list. We did this trekking with the Belgian - Peruvian travelagent Soutamericaplanet, and all was great!
The guide was great, the food , the bigg tents, the inflatable matresses, but over all the scenery was great.
It,s now nr 1 on my best things i ever did.
I real recommend everyone who like to do some trekking, this special tour. But reserve at least 4 to 6 month in advance, because there is a limit on permits!

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

From San Francisco (USA) it took us several days to get to Machu Picchu, but it was worth it. Machu Pichu is one of those places that is hard to explain in words. Once you get to the top of the mountain and you see the ruins, you get breathless. As they only issue a certain number of permits each day to enter the site, it does not get too crowded. We hired a local person as a guide and he explained to us the story of the city and the people that lived in Machu Picchu. Worth every penny to have the guide as you can miss a lot of the history.

2  Thank Mariano67
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Oh man this is one of the best sites I have seen in all my travels! Just the very first glance as you come around the corner and spot Machu Picchu for the first time, wow what an experience.
Hopefully you get good weather.
My advice is to get to the site AS SOON as it opens, 6:00 a,m. You will want to see the sun rise over the city.
And you will want as many shots of the city without tourists as you can get.
Just incredible. Have fun!
One day is about all you will need for the city as long as you take the whole day for shots and walking.
There are NO bathrooms on the site, only one right when you enter and those will cost you 1 solos. If you have to use the restroom, there is a place in the woods on site that most people just step in and pee... odd I know but it is, what it is.

1  Thank RightRedness
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