Machu Picchu ⛰
To start off I wanted to mention it was the most expensive tour I had in Peru. Is it worth? YES, INDEED!
Why was it expensive?
1. There's only two train companies that go to Machu Picchu: Inka Rail and Peru Rail. I picked #InkaRail ( it's cheaper and they provide buses to get to the train station from Cusco. You need to buy train tickets ahead of time.
2. The actual ticket to #MachuPicchu . It will cost you $70. Again, tickets get sold out, don't wait too long!
3. (Optional). Bus that takes you from the train station to the entrance of Machu Picchu. I decided to enjoy two hour hike and would recommend everybody to do the same. You save $24( price for the bus roundtrip), get an amazing view by taking a trail, and you feel rewarded at the end to be at Machu Picchu.
4. A lot of people decide to stay over at Aguascalientes ( the closest town to Machu Picchu) in order to arrive to Machu Picchu as early as possible and possibly avoid a big crowd. My opinion: people will always be there, it's one of the wonders of the world, you are not only one who thinks that early visit will eliminate crowd. If you want to be one of the first people to entry Machu Picchu, then you have to take 3 day Inka trail camping hike( which you have to book a year ahead and it is very pricey).
TIPS OF THE DAY: get dressed warm for the bus(it gets freezing), use a bathroom before to entry Machu Picchu (if you decide to exit Machu Picchu, there's no way back), bring some snacks and water with you (you won't be able to buy anything once you entry), wear a hat or put sun lotion (it's easy to get burnt there, sun is very strong).
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