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8 ways to arrive Machu Picchu

09 April 2015

Today to reach the beautiful citadel of Machu Picchu is available about 3 routes, among them this time will describe the whole journey of one of them:

1. Cusco - Santa Maria (bus)

To make this trip to this area daily buses depart, but his departure from them is not exactly ground terminal but rather what can take in a small terminal located at Av. Antonio Lorena.

To make your trip more comfortable and fun we recommend taking the bus in the morning, which leaves around 8 am, this suggestion is given that the route is not so stable, so also you. you can see the surrounding countryside until you reach your destination Santa Maria, the tour will last for 6-7 hours.

2. Santa Maria - Santa Teresa (auto)

The second tranche to take will last approximately 1-2 hours, this trip will be from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa, where they will you., Take a little break either visiting the hot springs of Cocalmayo or visiting the streets of the place.

3. Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric (taxi or walk)

After taking a short break in Santa Teresa, our next step will be to hydro, what can make this journey on foot or by taxi, walk will take at least 2-3 hours, while taxi ride will take 30 minutes . Reached our destination (Hydro) proceed to buy our tickets to board the train, which will take us to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village), and similarly we must provisionarnos drinks and supplies to continue our journey, the which is destined for one of the wonders of the world Machu Picchu.

4. Hidroelectric -  Aguas Calienes (walking or train)

At this point we lack a very small section, the possibilities to reach Aguas Calientes are two to walk or train, walk will last 2-4 hours, the path you must follow if you., Decides to walk the tracks.

5. Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village)

From the village we can see the mountain that houses the citadel of Machu Picchu (sanctuary), plus all the people we can also visit their hot water and take a break in the village.

6. Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (on foot or by bus)

If we decide to travel by bus we took about 30 minutes and on foot (2 hours), but it's better or best option to make your experience one of the best you., You need to walk the stretch risen Bus and lowering of Sanctuary walk this because if you decide to walk the climb got very tired and its route not think it comfortable throughout the Machu Picchu Archaeological Center.

7. Tour by the world wonder Machu Picchu

Reached the sanctuary, can cross it either on your own or with a guide, places you can visit are:

  • Temple of the 3 windows
  • Inti Punku
  • Temple of the Sun
  • Sacred Plaza
  • Huaynapicchu, among others.

8. Return to the city of Cusco

The return to the city can also do it in two ways, one is by the route we arrived and the second would take the train from Aguas Calientes to take us to Ollantytambo, and then take the bus that will make us get to Cusco.

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