How to get to Machu Picchu from Cusco
Many travelers who want to visit Machu Picchu are very curious about how to get to that important destination when their plane lands at the Cusco airport, in this article we give you all the information you need to know How to get to Machu Picchu from Cusco. There are four important steps you must follow to visit and know the citadel of Machu Picchu. These are the following:
- Buy entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
- Buy train tickets from Cusco to Machu Picchu.
- Buy bus tickets to up from the town of Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
- Hire the service of a tour guide and book a restaurant for lunch and dinner.
Buy Tickets to enter Machupicchu
Once your plane has landed at Velasco Astete International Airport in the city of Cusco, you should take a taxi service, it can be a service by Lyft or Uber application or you can also take a free taxi leaving the airport to the Av. Velasco Astete, the approximate cost of taxi is from S/10.00 to S/20.00 soles to the city center or to the hotel where you made your reservation. After you have settled in your hotel you can buy the ticket for Machu Picchu online with a credit or debit card from the web www.machupicchu.gob.pe or you can also do it in person at the offices of the Ministry of Culture in Garcilaso Street without number, Maruri Street number 340, in these two offices you will receive all the information about Machu Picchu entrance cost, time of reservation for Huayna Picchu, prices of tickets to Machu Picchu for Students and Adults. Finally you can buy your ticket in the town of Aguas Calientes and in the control gate of Machu Picchu, but if you decide to do this, you will have to wait for the endless queues. If you need any extra information do not hesitate to contact us.
Buy Train Tickets from Cusco to Machupicchu
First of all you need to know that in Cusco there are two train companies that operate the Cusco – Machu Picchu route, these two companies are Inca Rail and Perú Rail, both companies carry out the train transport from 02 departure points, the first point of departure that is the most used is the Ollantaytambo train station to the Machu Picchu train station (01 hour with 30 minutes) and the second starting point is from Poroy train station to the Machu Picchu train station (02 hours and 30 minutes), if you were wonder there is a train from Cusco to Machu Picchu and the answer is Yes, this train is the most expensive and most luxurious operated by the company Peru Rail, the name is Hiram Bingham in honor of the second discoverer of Machu Picchu.
Buy bus tickets to up to Machupicchu from the town of Aguas Calientes
Once you have reached the town of Aguas Calientes you have two options to up to Machu Picchu, the first option is to buy a round trip ticket in the tourist bus service offered by www.consettur.com the second option would be to go walking to Machu Picchu, the walking time is 01 hour with 45 minutes approximately. The Consettur tickets can be purchased in the town of Aguas Caliente or in the city of Cusco.
Hire the service of a tour guide and book a restaurant for lunch
When you have reached the control gate of Machu Picchu we recommend that you hire the service of a local tour guide so that they can provide you with important information about Machu Picchu, its history, its culture and the ancient inhabitants activities, you also have the possibility to enter without tour guide to the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu to enjoy the scenery and take some pictures for the memory. Finally, when you finish your tour of Machu Picchu and hoping that you have had fun and fascinated with the magic, charm and majesty of this historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, you will find many restaurants in the town of Aguas Calientes so you can have a pleasant lunch.
We sincerely hope that this information has been very useful for all people interested in traveling to Cusco and know Machu Picchu, Peru is a wonderful place with many important tourist sites, many people do not know how to get to Machu Picchu from Cusco or another place, is for this reason that we have created the article How to get to Machu Picchu from Cusco.
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