For all those who come to Peru, a stay in Cusco and a visit to Machu Picchu are essential steps. Machu Picchu is indeed one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and attracts 3,000 visitors each year. Machu Picchu has a limit and this is making it an expensive destination in itself. Because the train and hotel increasing according the season.
We have chosen to write this guide so that you can get there on your own and at the best price.
It is possible to visit Machu Picchu without trekking, in particular by taking the train from Cusco, you will inevitably make a stop in the small town of Aguas Calientes (recently renamed Machu Picchu Pueblo). Indeed, it is the closest city to the site and it therefore serves as a stopover city for visiting Machu Picchu.
But when you arrive on foot, you arrive before the first train of the day and before the hordes of tourists!
ADULT: S/. 152.00
STUDENT: S/. 77.00
The Inca Trail is the most popular of the world. Once you have a permit in your pocket (which sometimes has to be reserved several months in advance), you can embark on this legendary hike that ends at the famous Machu Picchu. It’s impossible to do this adventure as a freelancer, it’s forbidden! You must therefore go through an approved tour operator. For Inca Trail 2021 - 2022, there is only a limit of 350 spaces available per day involving trekkers, guides, cooks and porters that are intended to preserve the fragile site of Machu Picchu. However, with 350 hikers per day on these small trails, the "highway" atmosphere can sometimes be felt. The course takes 2 to 4 days and covers around forty two kilometers. Along the way, Inca sites, the high pass at an altitude of 4,200 meters and depending on the period: lots of flora such as orchids!