Where can you find Machu Picchu?
Before going to Machu Picchu Travel Guide, you will have to get to the small city at the foot of the mountain. This town is known as Aguas Calientes, while some locals may also call it Machu Picchu Pueblo.
There is no direct road to Aguas Calientes. You will have to use several methods, including the car, the train or even walking (not too much).
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Our Machu Picchu travel guide begins Upon arrival, and after a quick rest, you can hike up from Aguas Calientes to reach Machu Picchu at the top of the mountain. Be sure to include your transport to Aguas Calientes through your Machu Picchu reservations, as it is basically the gateway to the stone city.
How you get there depends on your personal preferences, you can choose between a walk or a bus ride to Machu Picchu.
You will need a ticket to enter Machu Picchu, these can be purchased online in advance or at various ticket offices in Cusco, but are in short supply.
There are only 2500 available per day, with entrance to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain each having even less with 400 per day.
Please note that these tickets cannot be purchased at the door of Machu Picchu and may sell out weeks in advance, so we recommend that you purchase your Machu Picchu tickets well in advance.
The next part of our guide to Machu Picchu has to do with the highest peak in the area. The most sought-after hike within Machu Picchu, the peak of Huayna Picchu mountain is lined with Inca structures that turn towards the summit at 2,720 m.a.s.l.
Most travelers take between 45 minutes and 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the top of the mountain, depending on their physical condition.
The views from the summit are truly out of this world with a backdrop consisting of ancient temples and lush vegetation with Machu Picchu at its center.
Another amazing peak you can include as part of your Machu Picchu excursion would be “Machu Picchu Montana” which is located in the southwest corner of the citadel.
It is a little longer than the Huayna Picchu, less crowded and much less difficult, but it offers incredible views of the surrounding area. It can take from 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours to reach the top.
They are different from each place that lie in their designs, Huayna Picchu mountain is a straight vertical hike and the other mountain is winding around the mountain.
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